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Rugantino Restaurant

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Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
+44 1749 672029
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked in advance as also staying in the Gatehouse (we had breakfast in same restuarrant). Meals filling and typical Italian with good service. Reasonably priced as well. Nice to see somewhere open on a Sunday evening.

Thank Pantominer
Clacton-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on a Tuesday night when many other establishments in Wells are shut so they were very busy. We had to wait for a table but the lounge is pleasent and a good place for a drink and to peruse the extensive and excellent menu. Food was presented well and hot. Not sure if the pasta was home made... More 

Thank Brian N
Nicholas R, Owner at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Brian, and thank you very much for your positive review. Indeed We are generally very busy and it is advisable too book. I am delighted that you were happy with the menu selection, quality of food and service from my team. Our pasta is homemade on the premises every day to give the best possible quality using the finest... More 

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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner plummed for sardines and squid for starters and pasta for mains. I had pork and black pudding with a medley of al dente vegetables with apple and blackcurrant sauce. Cannot recommend the food or the staff enough. I was moaning with pleasure with every mouthfull.

Thank Simon L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here last week for a special occasion - I had the fillet of beef lardons followed by the slow roasted lamb and both were lovely. The waiter and waitress were friendly and allowed us to take our time without rush. A thoroughly enjoyable and romantic experience!

Thank Starsky55
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant whilst on holiday in Wells for our anniversary, although the restaurant is very small we were seated and served quickly. The starters and mains were delicious, we had the risotto and my partner had the carbonara however we were a little disappointed with dessert. The staff were friendly and attentive but didn't bother us too much... More 

Thank ShannonC94_13
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I simply cannot understand how this restaurant gets praise. We visited for dinner. The food was terrible, veal like cardboard and much too salty, pasta dish with crude chunks of meat, again way too salty. We did complain, although they were clearly avoiding asking us if all was ok even though our plates were barely touched. Eventually we were told... More 

Thank Amanda P
Nicholas R, Owner at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Amanda, Thank you for your review. We do get lots of praise because we all work extremely hard in a very competitive industry to a very high standard. We are extremely professional and serious about every aspect of the business and on no occasion would we dismiss any sort of complaint however trivial. I cannot understand what happened on... More 

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131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very busy restaurant , and we were glad we had booked, as we only just managed to get a table, but it was Friday night. The food was excellent and so was the service, we could recommend to anyone.

Thank darrenvh
Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had a lovely meal at Rugantinos today to mark my husbands birthday. Good menu, delicious food, real value for money, and even a free glass of wine! Well worth a visit. Will certainly return. Thank you Rugantinos.

Thank Miriam028
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been eating in Rugantino Restaurant several times and I have never been disappointed. The food is first quality, fresh and well presented (my favourite dish is the delicious fillet of salmon and the seafood spaghetti, as I am a fish lover, but also the starters and the pizza are very appetizing). The staff is friendly and welcoming, the... More 

1 Thank Irene Paola F
Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third visit to Ruganatino's and once again we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is always relaxed and welcoming, and the food tasty and of a consistently good/high standard. The usual waiter, Marco, is a native Italian and always very friendly and accommodating. Plus he makes the best "espresso corretto" you could ask for!!! We've had pizzas, pastas,... More 

Thank Lu L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $33
Italian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1749 672029

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