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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A traditional and friendly environment!

I've been to Rustico Taverna for dinner after a long trip to Rhodes and had a very pleasant experience. It was highly suggested by the owner of the hotel we are staying in and all her comments were accurate. The food was delicious (specially the Stamna - a delicious meet dish with various kinds of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Cris_Selbach
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RJ
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to Rustico Taverna for dinner after a long trip to Rhodes and had a very pleasant experience. It was highly suggested by the owner of the hotel we are staying in and all her comments were accurate. The food was delicious (specially the Stamna - a delicious meet dish with various kinds of cheese on the top suggested... More 

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Gentofte Municipality, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We have visited Rhodes the past 6 seasons but only 3 years ago we visited Rustica Taverna for the first time and since then we have returned several times during our weekly stays on the Island. We enjoy the relaxed, professional service but first and foremost their own old local dishes served in clay pots are just outstanding and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a visit here one afternoon for a light lunch, what attracted me to the place was the number of people there (which is always a good sign) and the atmosphere of the place, the staff were very helpful and friendly even though we only had a light snack and a drink. It was a very relaxing break for... More 

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Lohja, Southern Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice traditional taverna in the old town. Friendly and nice staff. Food was excellent especially mussels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A lovely, traditional Greek restaurant, very pleasant staff that are very helpful. The food was stunning and I can not recommend this place enough for the quality and flavour of the dishes. Stamna and Kleftiko highly recommended and the dolmades are to die for. If you're in old Rhodes town, an absolute must to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very nice traditional style Greek restaurant. The menu was large and it was easy for the kids to find something they liked. The service was good and the food above average.

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Kent, England, U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Why sneer at a business providing menus that benighted tourists can understand in their own language? And some people need pictures to help. The arbour of vines hung with rustic implements provided a secluded shady spot for a cool beer, and the attentive but relaxed waiter quickly established our requirements. Reading the menu while consuming the beers persuaded us that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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

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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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 5 - 55
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Greek

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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 - 55
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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