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Il Rustico

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4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
01304 211110
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Bowie, Maryland
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guest house suggested this restaurant and we enjoyed the thin crust pizza and casual ambiance. The staff was friendly, but it got a bit manic when a bird flew in from outside and they were chasing it around the restaurant and out the door. It gave us a good laugh while we were enjoying our meal.

Thank DaisyMD
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal in this lovely restaurant would recommend this place not bad prices aswell if we are back in Dover would be the first place we would eat in

Thank iananddi
Wigan, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel we booked had a full restaurant on the Sunday night so we had to venture out , firstly tried thecLa Scala but closed on Sunday's. Booked a table but I don't really think there was any need the staff were all males but very friendly, not pushy , the place is basic and reasonably priced for the Southnof... More 

Thank 1AlanKay2
Dover, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb Italian restaurant with a good choice of starter, main and fantastic selection of mouth watering desserts. Service is friendly and food is reasonably priced. Would certainly recommend this restaurant.

Thank kentcoastimages
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is authentic Italian and every morsel of it is delicious. The service was not the best, but the food made up for it. Try this place if you're looking for a pizza or lasagna. And, definitely get the cheesecake if it's available.

1 Thank Trina Z
Dover, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very impressed by this restaurant, good food and great service , wine was reasonably priced too.

1 Thank Bettina S
St Margaret's Bay, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well located with lots of parking opposite the eatery, we all enjoyed our meals which included mussels as a starters and a tomato and moztereller salad Main courses of a great homemade pizza , a nice homemade canaloni and a seafood spaghetti, all great food we will return!

1 Thank Tim G
Tallahassee, Florida
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84 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Dover just after 1 PM after an overnight flight, and we were hungry. The local information booklet in our accommodations indicated that this place had the "best pizza in town" and also had gluten free options which one of us needed. Sounded perfect for all of our family. I titled this "Get it while you can" because... More 

1 Thank nzmommy
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here over the late May bank holiday weekend with my parents, who are in their 70s, and my children, aged 12, 9 & 5. The service was very good and the food absolutely delicious. My husband ended up getting take out one other night as well so got an extra vote for that. Definitely would recommend.

1 Thank LeeGinLondon
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant. Good food in pleasant surroundings. Not the best Italian I've ever had, but above average.

1 Thank Cesca M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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?