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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
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Lovely, friendly place to go. This was the only place in the old town we revisited. Don't be put off by the hard sell as they try to get you in the door, it really is well worth it. My son loved the Rustico Pizza.Good value, lovely staff and great food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
clare1968
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely, friendly place to go. This was the only place in the old town we revisited. Don't be put off by the hard sell as they try to get you in the door, it really is well worth it. My son loved the Rustico Pizza.Good value, lovely staff and great food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We have just returned from this restaurant and I felt compelled to write a review. We had one lamb kleftico which was absolutely gorgeous and also the mixed mezze for one. With a Greek salad and half a carafe of local red wine, the bill came to 42€. Very reasonable and the kleftico dish was the star of the show.... More 

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Maribor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My opinion is, that this is the best restaurant in Rhodes Old Town. I've been dinning there 5 times in 14 days :-) The stuff is very pleasant and nice. I just love these guys At the restaurant RUSTICO, you will eat the best musaka in your life. I just can't wait the summer of 2016, to visit them again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have only good things to say about this place - the taverna serves traditional greek food, and everything we've eaten there has been of great quality. The prices are very reasonable (we are both students), and the waiters are sweet and friendly. Their moussaka is exceptionally good - we would definitely come again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

In a nice location just had a starter the stuffed octopus it wasn't a great choice and the service took a long time even though it wasn't very busy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lovely little place in Rhodes old town, very friendly with amazing food. Not to expensive either. Well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Lovely food and lovely staff definitely recommend it. Very pretty interior. We had a meal here twice and both times it was excellent quality. Definitely recommend the Lamb kleftiko it was superb. We were given a bottle of wine as a present which we thought was a very nice touch.

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RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

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