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Il Rustico

Certificate of Excellence
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4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
+44 1304 211110
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
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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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Very convenient parking but that is the only good thing to say. The restaurant is noisy - a fan, I think - and the food varies from poor to awful. It may be better for dinner but not recommended for lunch.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Saturday night reservation required. Seated quickly and attentive wait staff. Bruschetta was very tasty. Pasta meals (Italian sausage, Bolognese and Salmon) were all enjoyed. The pizza was fresh and generous with topping but not very evenly distributed - one slice was all olives and nothing else. All in all a very good meal.

1 Thank pc_1988
Dover, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband and love all the italian resturants in Dover but Il Rustico is our lunchtime favourite. It's alway nice to be greeted by Gianni who is always helpful and doesn't mind if we don't follow the italian template of food courses. We have never had a bad meal and often crave their bruschetta. Tutto benne

1 Thank Amy H
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

The seafood is excellent! the service is really nice and the wine was great! It has a beautiful atmosphere and appears very authentic. We loved it!

1 Thank JustinThessi

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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?