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Rugantino Restaurant

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Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
+44 1749 672029
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 135
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  • 27
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  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent meals

We ate here on 2 separate occasions for evening meals. We were staying at the hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis and were really pleased that we did. There is a very varied menu - pasta, pizza, meats - something for everyone. An excellent wine list. Everyone was extremely helpful and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
CathLT2015
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here on 2 separate occasions for evening meals. We were staying at the hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis and were really pleased that we did. There is a very varied menu - pasta, pizza, meats - something for everyone. An excellent wine list. Everyone was extremely helpful and polite. Substantial portions, excellent quality and reasonable... More 

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Thank CathLT2015
Croydon, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent fod and drink enjoyed by ouselves and friends in this rstaurant during a stopover in Wells. The food was exceptional with a lot of 'choice envy' when each course arrived. Good atmosphere and very hard to find a better restaurant in the area.

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Thank DAVID P
Chichester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little restaurant serving Italian cuisine. Friendly service. Good unpretentious food. The Pinot Grigio was all right. The pizza 'Carter' was a bit salty but the 'Diavola' was fine.

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Thank michaeledward
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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559 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an enjoyable evening, with exceptional food, well presented and very good waiting staff. Rugantino is popular, and the Saturday night we went,it was full by 6.40pm - so booking is essential, and no wonder as the food was terriffic. There is also a very reasonable wine list. The place is well run and managed, the kitchen produces some excellent... More 

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Thank cherriesfan_9
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rugantino's has been a favourite of ours since we moved to Wells 5 years ago. The staff are brilliant and the owners are always around and give a fantastic, warm welcome. The food is always gorgeous and if you go there for lunch they run a deal, which is phenomenal value for money. The restaurant has been renovated and is... More 

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Thank SarahxSloan
Shepton Mallet, England, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend booked a table for my birthday, and the meal we had was really good, very generous portions. The restaurant is very compact with low lighting, but has character. The lighting made the menu hard to read, black on white would have been much easier, but we probably should have taken our reading glasses! The service is very good,... More 

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Thank Sarahrt2
Padiham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying for 2 nights at the Ancient Gatehouse and so used the restaurant there for a meal one evening. We are so glad we did as the food was excellent, as was the service. Well worth a visit if you are staying in Wells.

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Thank Neil G
Wells
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Real Italian food. Fresh pasta, superb sauces everything I've eaten here has been excellent. Attentive service but not in the overwhelming sense, staff just make everything is just so. My favourite 'special' place to eat in Wells.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We have had dinner here on Christmas Eve several times, attending the 11:00 service at the amazing Wells Cathedral afterwards. The restaurant is on the edge of the Cathedral Close, so it is very convenient. Staff are always courteous and helpful, and the meals always satisfying.

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Thank SilverStreak2014
Province of Cadiz, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Very good lunch with good choice of dishes. Pasta dishes especially good. Service friendly and efficient though it was quite busy. Good choice of wines by the glass.

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Thank gordiemac2015

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1749 672029

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 36
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?