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Ippodamou 3-5, Old Town Rhodes, Rhodes Town, Greece
+30 2241 023182
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Picture yourself enjoying a traditional Greek meal, with a small vilage...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Real greek charm

Whenever we visit Rhodos we have to go to Rustico taverna. Kostas and his staff make us always feel welcome. Real greek charm and hospitality, and a rich menu with both greek and internationale food.Situated in the upper part of the old town.Looking forward to our next visit on august.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Whenever we visit Rhodos we have to go to Rustico taverna. Kostas and his staff make us always feel welcome. Real greek charm and hospitality, and a rich menu with both greek and internationale food.Situated in the upper part of the old town.Looking forward to our next visit on august.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I'm sorry to say that this had to be the worst meal we had during our stay in Rhodes Town. The restaurant promised so much but simply didn't deliver. My daughter and I were looking for a light meal each and decided to try the 3 course special for €14 between us. We opted for the Greek Salad to start,... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

After a tiring day of walking around the walled city of Rhodes and working up an appetite, we came upon this cute restaurant off the heavily traveled shopping area. The restaurant's traditional Greek music first caught of ears and then the "Trip Advisor" rating caught our eyes. The staff helped us with the menu that was posted out front and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Our hotel recommended that we get dinner here after arriving late in the evening on our first night in Rhodes. What we thought was going to be a simple meal recommended only because it was close to the hotel; turned out to be one the best meals we had on our two week honeymoon. The dishes were prepared in traditional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

What a relief to find somewhere cooking a different and altogether classier Greek menu. Try the 'puggi' unique to this restaurant, a kind of filo pastry pie stuffed with fragrant, delicately spiced chicken, or the slow-cooked lamb. Yum! We visited Rhodes in October and found many places serve microwaved food prepared in bulk at the beginning of the season. It's... More 

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visit here every time we come to Rhodes and it certainly deserves it's good reviews. Staff are friendly and helpful , you are greeted warmly and given an glass of Ouzo . The food is superb .We visited three times on this last visit and cannot fault anything . When it's time to leave there are grapes to nibble or... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was our first visit to Rhodes. Over our 11 night stay my wife and I ate out every lunchtime and evening, sampling the different foods and hospitality on offer. We visited a number of restaurants but this was by far our favourite and, as such, ate here half a dozen times and were never disappointed. We felt we were... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Food is best Greek, service excellent and friendly, brilliant setting. When we are on our way home, we come early as they are opening in the morning and have a excellent English breakfast which is served with what can only be described as reverence. We never fail to visit.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We ate here on a Sunday night, the food and service were all excellent with a friendly helpful team giving a good atmosphere. The only fault I have is the tables for 2 were exceptionally close together, I felt very uncomfortable with how close I was to the table next to me, we were basically sharing a table for 4.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Been back to Rhodes and this restaurant for fourth year running. Staff and service are excellent and atmosphere is great. Food is good traditional greek and is very good value (worth spending a bit more on the wine as the house red is basic). Giorgos Pantis is front of house and always looks after us! Can't wait to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ippodamou 3-5, Old Town Rhodes, Rhodes Town, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Dodecanese  >  Rhodes  >  Rhodes Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2241 023182

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 54
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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