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Il Rustico

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4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
01304 211110
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dropped by before heading to London after leaving the ferry. Very good food at a reasonable price and friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here several times and love it. The food and service gets better each time. Amazing authentic Italian food. Highly recommend eating here.

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1 Thank Nick K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great local restaurant. We went lunchtime around 1-30. Still several tables full nice relaxed atmosphere Friendly unobtrusive service. Mussels fab. Calamari nicely presented. Well paced and not hurried even though we were last ones in restaurant Mixed meat grill was lovely. Great pasta Authentic Italian food. Maybe better than first impressions might make you think. Great value. Maybe a specials... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived late into Dover, with 2 children under 16, and were welcomed with open arms by friendly staff. Delicious pasta and pizzas were quickly served, with full appreciation of the time and need to get children into bed. Can't fault it.

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kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a Sunday night and was pleased to switch was busy. Food was very good, calamari with light batter(bit more alioli next time please) seafood pasta was fab and dessert were also good. Wine was nice and reasonably priced! Pizzas looked fab as well! Will defo be back! Nice to be able to walk to a nice restaurant,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Il Rustico three times during our month stay in Dover. All 3 times were excellent meals and service. This is the brother of the La Scala, but a little cheaper and more casual atmosphere.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Il Rustico on the weekend for my mother's birthday. We shared garlic bread with cheese between us, which was very fresh and tasty. I thought it was a risk to go bread for start and then bread for main, but I ordered the pizza nevertheless and it was excellent. My wife and mother had pasta dishes,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We keep going back to Il Rustico for a number of very good reasons: It's run and staffed by lovely friendly people, the food is great, it's reasonably priced, there's a nice atmosphere and they've got some great wines. I personally like their Insalata Caprese with cool mozzerella and plenty of juicy tomatoes and fresh basil, and to follow sometimes... More 

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Horley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was busy as there was a large private party and we were warned there may be a wait for food, but we didn't have to wait very long. We had olives and bread to start and the olives were very large and tasty, a generous serving too. Our pasta dishes were delicious with wonderful sauces, my lasagne was... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is always good. The rissotto is my favourite. Service is friendly and always very good.It has a great atmosphere and is a nice place to eat for a night out x x

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: 01304 211110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?