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Rugantino Restaurant

Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
+44 1749 672029
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Ranked #9 of 69 restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $43
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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English first
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Although local have never ventured in,stuck to the High St. Happen to pass in the car and saw board on pavement advertising lunch £10.90 for 2courses,£13.90 for 3,free glass of wine.Was pleased to see we could sit at the back of restuarant outside looking at the green and cathedral! Nice surprise on a hot day.Service was good,pleasant food,the free wine... More

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wales
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Whilst staying at the White Hart Inn opposite this restaurant we had an afternoon drink in their garden looking out at the West face of Wells Cathedral and wondered if the food would be as good as the location. (I am sure most people, like us, have been seduced by the best-located restaurant in town only to be massively disappointed... More

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Clowne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Staying with friends in Wookey we visited Wells on our last morning. On leaving the cathedral the six of us decided to have lunch at Rugantino (our friends had eaten there before). We sat outside in the glorious sunshine facing the magnificent cathedral. Service was quick and efficient - the food was outstanding for the price £10.90 each for two... More

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Wedmore, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Had yet another lovely relaxed meal. We visit the restaurant whenever we are in Wells and find it consistently excellent. The chef and staff obviously know what they are doing. I had the mozzarella and salad starter, the lasagne and the tiramisu. My wife had the cream mushrooms, liver and the Pantone. Couldn't be more pleased.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We're so pleased you enjoy the dining experience at Rugantinos. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Somerset
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a small, clean and stylish restaurant. Great for an intimate dinner. A lovely setting; as part of a hotel it backs on to the cathedral green. Very picturesque.. The restaurant itself is on the street side of the hotel. Good location, easy to find and a few seconds walk of the rest of the bars, shops etc The... More

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

Thanks for such a great review. Our waiting staff were delighted to hear your comments. More

Wells, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

In Sadler Street this is 2 minutes walk from the market square. The small garden at the back is on the cathedral green. Recently up dated this is a really good value restaurant serving Italian food in a relaxed setting. And the staff are lovely. Only drawback is steep stairs to loos which may be difficult for some.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our first choice restaurant was closed for emergency repairs (?) so their loss was Rugatino's gain. For a change - I mean other restaurants rather than Rugatino - we were given time to chose from the menu rather than being asked whether we had chosen within two minutes of being presented with the menu and the wine & water requested... More

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Taunton Somerset
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was our first visit to this restaurant and we chose it because of the good reviews on Tripadvisor. We were both disappointed as it definitely lacked atmosphere and the food was only average. It was a Thursday evening and the restaurant wasn't very busy, it would have helped to have candles on the table and to make the lighting... More

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Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Had dinner on a Monday night. Not very busy but the layout of the restaurant made me feel relaxed and not at all self-conscious. The waiter was attentive and professional throughout. We both remarked how tasty our food was and I like my food piping hot when it is served- mine certainly was!

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

Thank you for your comments, the risotto is certainly delicious. Our lunch deal is proving extremely popular and we hope to see you again soon. More

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