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Rustico Taverna

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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: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 35
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  • 17
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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
Lovely meal and nice atmosphere

My wife and I stopped for a lunch time drink on the 18th or 19th of June 2015, and decided to stay for a bite to eat. We were not disappointed, We both picked a Greek dish from the menu which was really good and tasty. The staff here are friendly and courteous, and nothing was too much trouble... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped for a lunch time drink on the 18th or 19th of June 2015, and decided to stay for a bite to eat. We were not disappointed, We both picked a Greek dish from the menu which was really good and tasty. The staff here are friendly and courteous, and nothing was too much trouble. An... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Good food, good service the day we visited, nice setting with open air tables under an arbor of vines. We had Greek salad , giros, kid spaghetti, and cold beer. Wifi available.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was not what we ecpected. Menu in norwegian and pictures of the food warned us when we arrived. The waiter was slow, and we waited for a long time for avarage food. Nothing spescial about the location either. You cant trust the rate on this one.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Greek classics were very good indeed, beer was always chilled to perfection, they always offered Ouzo as a free aperitif what's not to like.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Rustico's does not need to show you pictures of what food the restaurant thinks you want to eat, yes they do have people outside but they do not push and use menu to show the food. We have eaten here for too many years and have never has a bad Mel, whether it be a simple omelette on the way... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Excellent food. Can't go wrong with any of the chef specials! Service was very good. Not too crowded and a wonderful place to enjoy authentic food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Stumbled on this restaurant on our first night in the old town. Amazing food and service. Chicken souvlaki is a must. Also vegetarian pasta was really good.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Rustica is not on the crowded steet. It is not next to noisy other places but close to a few steps from atractions. Good choice for rest for dinner with soft background music. Except sardine fish I would recommend all the foods

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant just around the corner from our accommodation. It's a great find. The meals are very reasonably priced and we both had an excellent meal. Our favourite part of the meal was the staff. They are all very friendly and love having a chat with you. You must try their lemonade! Made fresh and so good.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We found this lovely little restaurant during a walk on our first night in Old Rhodes Town and ate there practically every night during our holiday. The staff made us feel like one of the family and the food was superb - best we've ever had with loads of new traditional meals to try. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anyone... More 

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Additional Information about Rustico Taverna

Address: Ippodamou 3-5, Old Town Rhodes, Rhodes Town, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2241 023182
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Dodecanese  >  Rhodes  >  Rhodes Town
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 56
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Greek

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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 6 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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