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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, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Evening meal

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Middlebrook32
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Wells, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We are holidaying in the area and for my husband's birthday lunched at this restaurant. We had the set lunch menu and the choices were excellent and the price included a glass of house wine. The restaurant was extremely quiet and this seemed a massive shame. I would highly recommend anyone to dine here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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