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Ippodamou 3-5, Old Town Rhodes, Rhodes Town, Greece
+30 2241 023182
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Ranked #50 of 229 Restaurants in Rhodes Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $56
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

First the bad news. We discovered this restaurant on the last evening of our two weeks in Rhodes. Bad news because having discovered it, we would have returned more than once. The service was excellent and there was a good variety of Greek food on the menu. I had mixed fried fish which was superb. My partner had a truly... More 

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Lowestoft Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Recommended to us by a cruise ship regular chapee. Went for our wedding anniversary meal and had kleftico and a tasty bottle of wine. The meal was speedily presnted and warned the lamb k needed 1/2hr, we enjoyed a simple starter. Outside dining but lots of fans and not too much hustle and bustle. Didnt need to book as tend... 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: Dessert, Greek, Italian, Mediterranean

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