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Il Rustico

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4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
+44 1304 211110
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Il Rustico is about as authentic as it gets; with your fist bite, you might forget you are in England. The insalata caprese was very fresh as were the pizza margherita and the spinach and ricotta cannelloni. A bonus is that it is open on Sunday evenings when many other restaurants in the area are closed. We went for an... More 

Thank Annie_M_Cas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic meal, very reasonable price, good service.very busy place but didn't feel rushed, Italian is my favorite and will be going back .

Thank rachel g
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our first visit here this evening, such lovely friendly staff and great food and at an amazingly reasonable price! We are definitely planning a return visit and would highly recommend!

Thank Mandy B
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up at 7.30pm on a Saturday without having booked - no problem, seated quickly and had one of the best Italian meals in a long time. Food, service and ambience of the highest quality. Well worth a visit for the Calzone alone. Reasonable prices but top quality. Highly recommended.

Thank Chris H
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120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is a free parking lot directly across the street which makes things easier. Offers GF pasta, which was delicious, with lots of other options for Vegetarian or Carnivores. It's not a huge place, so recommend making a reservation.

1 Thank EMandDF
Kent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Whenever we want a nice meal out that's local we always visit this restaurant. The service is always perfect and so is the food!

1 Thank LeonardKR2016
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

We decided to take a spontaneous lunch at this restaurant. Inviting from the outside and clean and tidy within. Having looked at the menu in the window it was clear there was a varied range of dishes. Unfortunately my dining experience was spoiled by the very disinterested, even grumpy, waiter. No smile whilst taking order; he certainly wasn't rushed as... More 

2 Thank Ninochka1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Awsome little restaurant, very accommodating for my family even though we did not book. Will definitely be going again soon

Thank levi g
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Love this quaint and charming restaurant. My partner and I eat here often. My boyfriend swears he has never had a lasagna as delicious as this. I love the service here, the food, the decor and the location. It's perfect. Often bring out families out with us. The staff have managed to find the perfect and rare balance between interfering... More 

1 Thank Nelly-gumbean
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Visiting family in Dover last Sunday , with my wife and my little boys , we decided to have dinner at il Rustico , It was recommended by friends. The visit was really worth it , my kids enjoyed very much the spaghetti bolognese ,,, the sauce was delicious as I had a taste. My wife decided to have the... More 

1 Thank gigilamorosoWindsor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 211110

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