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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 25
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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

We had a thoroughly enjoyable meal here, despite the noise coming from a group of six guys who were literally shouting at each other across the table. The restaurant is not at all large and we were asked to be moved to another table which happened very smoothly. The Restaurant obviously can't be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Liz_030550
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Paisley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Paisley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a thoroughly enjoyable meal here, despite the noise coming from a group of six guys who were literally shouting at each other across the table. The restaurant is not at all large and we were asked to be moved to another table which happened very smoothly. The Restaurant obviously can't be held responsible for the noise customers are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Excellent food lovely anti pasta starter would recommend interesting old rooms looking over cathedral to rear

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Central Scotland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had a delicious meal in Rugantino's last week. The food was fab, with prompt service and a nice wine list. It has a friendly and efficient atmosphere and booking is definitely required.

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Somerset UK
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Our second visit and as good as the first. Well cooked and presented Sunday Lunch and some tasty desserts to follow.

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Ormskirk, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We arrived just after 6.30 before the Restaurant filled up and were served tasty pasta and lamb dishes promptly. Italian music playing in the background. Attentive staff. Filled up shortly after we arrived. All in all an enjoyable evening of good food.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's our second time of visiting this lovely restaurant and yet again we had a perfect meal. The service was very good and I really like the friendly approach of the staff. 3 of us chose the Belly pork which was so moist and tasty with a good coating of crackling. It was accompanied by roasted new potatoes, seasonal vegetables... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were a party of ten starters took over 20 mins and main courses over an hour! There was no recognition for the poor service and focus was on clearing tables to get new customers in rather than servicing guests.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Rugantinos is a restaurant in the Gatehouse Hotel at Wells. It's an ancient building and very quaint inside! We had lunch from the very reasonably priced set menu which includes a glass of wine and the food was really very good. Cooked perfectly and beautifully presented. It's an Italian restaurant but the menu has other choices as well. Service was... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lovely restaurant in the middle of Saddler Street. My daughter treated me to the restaurants lunch menu of either 2 or 3 courses with a glass of wine. We were both delighted with the choice, service and presentation of the food. The belly pork was melt in the mouth and the creme brûlée with chocolate dipped strawberrys was amazing. We... More 

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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went here for an anniversary meal in June 2015. The restaurant is on the street leading to the market but the rear opens up onto the cathedral green with lovely views. We had the lunch menu which had a lovely selection of Italian food for a great price and included a small wine. We have also been in the evening... More 

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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 15 - 38
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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