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Rustico Taverna

Ippodamou 3-5, Old Town Rhodes, Rhodes Town, Greece
+30 2241 023182
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Ranked #49 of 213 restaurants in Rhodes Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $67
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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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81% Recommend
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Slough, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
1 review
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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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've visited Rustico now and then since 2008, and it's one of those places in Rhodes that have managed to keep their good quality. I've been there with my spouse, family and friends, and no one ever said they were disappointed! Every time I travel to Rhodes, I visit Rustico a couple of times mostly because I am a vegetarian... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Staff is really friendly and humorous. After the third dinner we got a free bottle of wine to take home which was nice. The food is good and they offer Greek specialities that no other restaurant offers. But also the same ones every other place has. Small place. You get noticed and service is fast.

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Rhodes Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Nice garden and decoration,food is excellent,ntolmadakia and mouzaka was delicious ,service also very friendly and fast..absolutely recomended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A fantastic traditional atmosphere with an an excellent range of delicious Greek dishes. And what a welcoming host! This must be one of the best restaurants in Rhodes.

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Hokksund, Norway
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62 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited this restaurant 2 times. The restaurant is is very nice. The waitors are very friendly and helpful. The first time we went aawy with big smiles and promised to return. Cold beer, good rose wine and delicious dinner, The second time I was also served a cold beer.. I ordered one of my favourite greek dishes: Stifado. Still... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

can there be two Rustico restaurants? The one we ate in was nothing like the one reviewed here. The starter was ok- a greek salad with Aubergine dip, then it was a 35 minute wait for a main course mixed grill. The staff all looked rushed off their feet (doing god only knows what) and when i asked when the... More

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ankebeulen, Manager at Rustico Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Sir but Mix Grill is one of the best plates we serve and surprise us that you do not like but most surprise us not told us something in order to understand what exactly was wrong, also for the delay you say a dish like that requires time as it prepares entirely that moment and... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The food was easily the best we had during our stay in Rhodes, we tried many places that had Tripadvisor awards, and nothing compared the Rustico. It was so good we went twice in our week stay. The first time as the kind lady in the shop traditions opposite recommended the place and two of the meals, the farmers pork... More

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