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Rugantino Restaurant

Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
+44 1749 672029
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Ranked #10 of 73 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $41
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • Any
English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Visited this restaurant after reading good reviews here. The meat dish I had was excellent, but my partner's pizza was only very average.

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

We appreciate your feedback and that you enjoyed your meal. We are shocked you thought the pizza was only average, as they are freshly made daily using the finest ingredients by an Italian chef in a traditional stone base pizza oven. Our current offer which is for 2 pizzas and 2 x 175ml glasses of wine for £20 is proving... More

Slough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had been recommended to try this restaurant and went at lunch. Great offer 2 courses or 3 including drink. Food presented well, good service and great tasting good portions. Highly recommend.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We really enjoy our lunches at Rugantino"s The food from the special offer menu is great. The starters are very different and the mains excellent. Had the hake on this visit ....delicious. Delightful presentation. The staff are just so pleasant. A very relaxed atmosphere . It is good to take coffee in the lounge which has a wonderful view across... More

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

It's so pleasing to hear how much our customers enjoy Rugantinos. We'll hopefully see you on many Fridays to come. More

Liverpool
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Dined at Rugantino's in midweek while holidaying in Cheddar, we enjoyed the food and service so much we decided to visit again on our last night and would highly recommend to anyone who likes good Itallian food..5 stars all the way.

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

Thank you so much for your review and we are thrilled that you came here twice to eat during your stay. We hope to see you again next time you are in the West Country. More

Botley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Superb quality, choice of food and professional service. So wonderful you will want to return. This is the real deal. Located in a pretty hotel, you will not fail to be delighted with the food on offer here and pretty ambiance. It is a real gem and worth a visit any/every time you are in Wells.

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

What can we say. Reviews don't get much better than this. We look forward to seeing you again. More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food is good and I enjoyed my dish but the show stopping view was worth the money and the visit. The garden backs into Wells cathedral and on a lovely summer evening it was stunning.

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

The view is certainly stunning on these lovely sunny days. I have passed your comments on to the staff, who are really pleased you appreciated their skills. More

Alton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There was nothing to dislike about this place. The food is the best for miles around. I'm quite fussy when I go out to eat as I like good quality food which is different and good service. You get all of this from this place. We always go there when we visit Wells and have NEVER been disappointed. We went... More

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

Thank you for such a fantastic review. We pride ourselves on consistently serving excellent food. We look forward to your next visit. More

Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Interesting high quality food. Chosen from tripadvisor advice. Comfortable and in a great spot opposite cathedral. Really enjoyed our food. Staff professional and knowledgeable. Risotto was excellent and will return. Not cheap but value for money.Their lunch special looks really good value

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Please come and sample our lunch menu next time. More

Pershore, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What a lovely surprise to find an authentic Italian restaurant in the beautiful city of Wells. Beautifully styled and decorated within with a lovely outdoor area overlooking the stunning cathedral. The brothers have got a gem of a position and developed a superb experience. Service is not particularly quick but quick enough and attention and care is superb. The advice... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

After a day enjoying the hot sunshine in Wells which included watching the BBC filming parts of the forthcoming 'Wolf Hall' production - my friend and I decided to treat ourselves to a decent evening meal and booked a table at the Rugantino Restaurant, which formed part of The Ancient Gate House Hotel and which lies amongst a street of... More

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