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Rustico Taverna

Ippodamou 3-5, Old Town Rhodes, Rhodes Town, Greece
+30 2241 023182
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Ranked #48 of 220 Restaurants in Rhodes Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $64
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Picture yourself enjoying a traditional Greek meal, with a small vilage atmosphere, with lush greennery overhead, walls covered with rustc farrmer's toolsand handmade pottery throughou.. This is Rustico!The taverna is situated on the corner of Hippodamou and Sokratous street a junction as the streets were created on the hippodamio system (a city were the streets are in blocks). The area is elevated and there were no archeological findings when excavations were performed thus assuming that a small forest existed which is a characteristic of elevated areas of that time.In the first christianic and Byzantine period after continuous destructions of the ancient town by the Persian, Goths and the Arabs and the town’s forced shrinkage into the Byzantine city the forest park which was destroyed by the fires was now open fields which was left as such for defense purposes since the distance was not far from the existing Byzantine defense wall
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This lovely place serves the most wonderful dishes. Best I had was Stamna. Taste it, love it. Yummie!!!

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Helsinki, Finland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I visited this restaurant with my wife for my first and last time 24th August 2014. The guy at the entrance said, that as an offering we would get a vegetarian mezedes (a meze plate) increased for two with the same price (which was 14€). When the bill came, they charged us 25€ of that plate. When we protested, they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

my first holiday abroad was to rhodes in 1994, in the old town the rustico was there waiting. i've been going back there every time i go to rhodes. the staff alone make my holiday complete. anything they can do to make you have a good time they go out of there way to do. the owner kostas is usually... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A lot of restaurants could learn from them how to be a great host. They are well organized, so they can respond, promptly, to each demand of every client. When we where there, in the restaurant there were clients from at least 4 countries and there where no language barriers between the clients and the waiters. The dishes were very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Nice place, with a good service! The greek typical food was very good too. A very good value for money and a good experience!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice ambience. Popular and busy taverna inside Rhodes old town. We didn't need to book. My wife had a perk casserole dish with tomatoes and I had lamb chops. Both were good and the lamb was still vaguely pink in places, which was nice. Wine was good too and well priced. All good and no complaints. Would visist again and... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went to this wonderful restaurant this evening, everything was amazing! The food, the location and the staff! Me and my boyfriend are exciting :)

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Slough, England, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Well my baggage allowance came around the belly as Rustico scored another hit after a ten year return. So many times you can be disappointed but not here. The food excellent and staff very friendly and efficient in the wonderful surrounds of a medieval fortified town. What more can you ask for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in Rhodos city. Very good traditional food, good atmosphere, very friendly personal.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

While wondering in Old Town, my family and I came across this restaurant. The atmosphere was very cozy, the service was excellent and the food was very authentic. We were served with a smile and we left with one. I saw many repeat customers that considered it their favorite restaurant and I can understand why. I highly recommend this one.

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