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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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  • 23
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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
Restaurant

The very best restaurant in the old town in Rhodos. Very good food and friendly service. Especially the greek food is very very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Bettina J
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The very best restaurant in the old town in Rhodos. Very good food and friendly service. Especially the greek food is very very good.

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Thank Bettina J
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We wished we'd found this restaurant sooner during our stay and look forward to returning. We were there at lunchtime - very crowded but friendly efficient service. We tried the puggi and the farmer's pork, both unfamiliar dishes. Substantial portions, but we finished them off - both highly tasty.

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Thank Ramsey C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

After a pleasant but hot look around Rhodes town we looked for a quiet bar/restaurant for a drink. We chose here as most were very busy and noisy - glad we did as it was very pleasant with nice staff. On one visit we shared a pizza and with 3 beers it only came to 11 euro,s, really good value... More 

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Thank teresa403
Wirral, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We visited Rusticos in October 2015 for a family meal after while on holiday in a group. Not many people in the restaurant other than us as a group of 8. The food on offer was standard and very small portions for the price. For instance most restaurants offer chips and sides with your main meal, this place gives you... More 

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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We came a group of 6 and ordered 5 Gyros. The meat was dry and stiff, but the real story was service. At the end of the meal, we left 60 euros, while the check was only 49. Of course we expected to get the change (to leave 10% tip, but not 20!), but the change didn't arrive. When we... More 

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Thank Stas S
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Set in little quiet street just off top of main street (Socrates ?). Nice and cool, friendly waiters and authentic greek dishes - unlike many other restaurants.

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Thank Urswick
Guildford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Me and my girlfriend went to this restaurant twice on our week holiday because the first time was just amazing. We shared two starters, had a bottle of wine and two main courses and I believe it was about 45 euros. The starters were lovely but for the main course i ordered a puggi (i think it was a name... More 

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Thank Matthew F
Matlock, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Nice little place in Rhodes old town, very friendly with good fool. Not to expensive. Location is lovely down a little street, you will get pestered to go in by the guy at the front but it is worth it.

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Thank Richard230471
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We visited Rustico having heard good reviews of it. The staff were very welcoming and the food was delicious. I ordered the Puggi, which was chicken, feta and vegetables in filo pastry and it was the nicest thing I ate during my stay in Rhodes. They were very friendly and gave us a free bottle of wine on the house... More 

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Thank angelica888
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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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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: Mediterranean, Greek, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?