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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Can't fault it!

Second time eating here while visiting wells,this time we brought family to show them how lovely this place is.The staff here are fabulous and so is the service,food,atmosphere and price. Highly recommend you try this place

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
CornwallMrsmc
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cornwall
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
cornwall
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Second time eating here while visiting wells,this time we brought family to show them how lovely this place is.The staff here are fabulous and so is the service,food,atmosphere and price. Highly recommend you try this place

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

good food with a wide choice. Great staff who took an interest. Didn't have far to go back to the room

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed at the Ancient Gatehouse and dined at the restaurant for Valentines 2015. The accommodation was lovely, the room was full of character that reflected the 14th Century building, the facilities were good quality and the staff polite and helpful. The evening dining experience wasa joy, the food was of excellent quality and the service was beyond reproach. We... More 

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Street, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We ate at the Rugantino for a Valentine's dinner, the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough to ensure we had a great night. The set menu was superb and very good value for money. Plus they serve a very nice bottle or two of Piper Heidsieck. All in all a great evening and we'll certainly be visiting this... More 

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whitehartwells, Front Office Manager at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your Valentine's Night with us. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Brixham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were staying in Wells for just 3 nights and ate here twice it was so good. Charming staff, who took time to stop and chat. We had the risotto balls for starter in a creamy mushroom sauce, they were fantastic and pizza carne and seafood pasta and meatballs for main course, all excellent. The desserts on the neighbouring tables... More 

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somerset uk
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had a lovely lunch here, again, yesterday. We had been turned away by another local hostelry but were welcomed in and seated immediately, at Rugantino's, even though we hadn't booked ahead. The lovely waiter was very helpful, as ever, checking what I could have as I am gluten-free, at present. Water was provided without even having to ask and... More 

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london, england
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It's been a little while since we visited this restaurant (July last ) but when I saw it listed here on Trip Advisor I just had to record my disappointment with them. I can't tell you whether or not the food was good as we didn't ever actually get any. Let me explain We arrived and waited in the ante... More 

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Weston super Mare
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

On a cold day out in Wells, having finished our short shopping visit and walk around the Cathedral grounds, we had shortlisted several eating places and finally plumped for this one as the specials menu looked good value. Absolutely correct and the nicest surprise was the quality of the food too. From the initial warm and friendly welcome, to the... More 

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whitehartwells, Front Office Manager at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our special menu offer is extremely popular and all our dishes are freshly prepared, using only the finest ingredients. You certainly won't hear a microwave binging!! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Rugantinos has been around for many years and has a good reputation with the locals. It is a very small, intimate restaurant space with lots of atmosphere ! The welcome is warm and the staff are friendly and very professional. The food is Italian and of a good standard, the menu limited but sufficient. Prices are quite acceptable and the... More 

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Woking
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This was genuine Italian home cooking, so much better than eating at a chain restaurant and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I recommend the Spaghetti Del Mare - superb1

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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 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?