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Il Rustico

Certificate of Excellence
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4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
01304 211110
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW 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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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank pc_1988
Dover, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pasta and pizza cooked to perfection. Very nice grilled mix fish , 5 different type of fish were presented. And cooked on the grill. Delicious desserts too. Loved the cheese cake. Very reasonable price too. Love this place. A must in Dover

2 Thank Sandro B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Il Rustico on a Sunday night & it was packed which shows just how popular this little restaurant must be. The food was lovely & fresh, service was efficient & all at a good price. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if your in the area - much better than getting a takeaway!

Thank Jemma P
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not a bad venue, I took my father in law to lunch as our usual eating place, Dinos, was closed for holiday. I ordered mixed grilled fish. I would be surprised if the fish had seen the grill, it was stone cold. Luckily it had been pre cooked and probably unfazed in the microwave, but they forgot to grill it.... More 

1 Thank Hugryman
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this based on trip advisor reviews and weren't disappointed. Really tasty food for a reasonable price. Food was freshly cooked and had an authentic Italian flavour. Efficient service, though not the friendliest we've ever encountered. All in all a lovely meal out. Would definitely return and recommend.

1 Thank DeanC1985

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