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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
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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
V.good Italian

A very nice and reasonable Italian restaurant in Sadler Street. We chose soup and breads for starters and lasagne and saltimbocca for mains. Our meals arrived fairly quickly and service was efficient and friendly. There no complains about the food we had, we did not opt to have desserts. For a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
peebee43
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Make it short: location brilliant, quiet and serene. Food ok, need a bit more personal touch and identity. Pork belly a bit too dry and spaghetti alla putanesca need some capers or if it have it a bit more. Down side is the service, very slow, 50 min for main course , 25 minutes for desert. Ok , we can... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A very nice and reasonable Italian restaurant in Sadler Street. We chose soup and breads for starters and lasagne and saltimbocca for mains. Our meals arrived fairly quickly and service was efficient and friendly. There no complains about the food we had, we did not opt to have desserts. For a mid-week night the restaurant was reasonably full

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

First two hotel recommended restaurants closed Mon and Tues. Italian is not normally my thing but food and drink and service was very good. I might even venture back here as a first choice next time. I had rack of lamb, my wife spaghetti with lots of seafood in it

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I am always a little sceptical of pubs or country hotels that do ethnic food. We were meeting up with friends and taking them out to dinner in Wells, so let them choose the restaurant. They picked Rugatino which is housed in an ancient pub/hotel. My alarm bells were ringing, but the menu did sound good, so put my doubts... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Short visit to Wells , called in at last minute for evening meal had bruschetta - lasagne ( seemed a huge portion but so tasty ) and a bottle of Chianti -wonderful

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

£10.90 for a two course lunch including a glass of wine. Both courses were excellent with good service. Close to the town centre. We sat in the garden overlooking Wells cathedral; sunny day - what could be better!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Really good quality Italian food. Well cooked and presented. Excellent value for lunch with two courses and wine for two around £25. Can't go wrong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

2 of us on a busy Sunday night. We were seated without a fuss despite it being obviously very busy. Staff very friendly. We both went for pasta which I wouldn't normally as I feel it's something I can do at home. However this was really tasty, authentic Italian. Everything from scratch. I had the chocolate brownie for pudding, which... More 

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had a beautiful meal. Good traditional Italian food and good quality wine, especially the house red. Excellent value.

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

Just reading your review made my mouth water. We are glad you appreciated our authentic Italian food. And as you say for under £14 it certainly represents amazing value for money. More 

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Four of had a leisurely lunch, enjoying the exquisite service, lovely ambiance and flavoursome superb food. We all opted for the lunchtime deal of three courses and a glass of wine....very good value. Can't wait to visit Wells again to visit Rugantino's and try the limoncello dessert.

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Additional Information about Rugantino Restaurant

Address: Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
Phone Number: +44 1749 672029
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wells
Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
Cuisine: Italian

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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 16 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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