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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I visited Rugantinos on a busy midweek morning. The place was booked solid, but we were served quickly and the food was lovely. I had a pasta dish with smoked salmon and crab, which was excellent, and the portion size was just right. The service was attentive, in spite of being busy, and I hope to visit again soon.

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Thank lesley w
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have used this restaurant for lunch a couple of times, it offers 2 courses and a glass of wine for a fixed price. The food and service are very good although the menu can be a bit limited (I struggled to find a desert I liked although that is me being fussy). Overall, good service, good food and good... More 

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Thank Peter C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Working in wells, I eat at Rugantinos a lot. I cannot fault the coffee, the food or the staff! The portion sizes are ample, with a little taste of Italy in every dish I've tried. The coffee is always made fresh and hot (which most Italians fail at!) Hot coffee. The staff are always extremely helpful and always happy which... More 

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Thank Hope L
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in the hotel attached to the restaurant and thought we would give it a try. The food was awful but what made it much worse was that the staff tried to defend the complete absence of some ingeidients and told fibs about other ingredients for instance we were told that the cabbage that had beed added to... More 

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Thank brianmoorhead
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried this place as it had good reviews online. Venue is very nice and the staff are very good with you, I was let down by the prices. Food is mostly reasonably priced although a little bit on the expensive side however drinks are extortionate. The biggest problem I had here was the portion sizes of pasta. Two of us... More 

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Thank Christopher L
Nicholas R, Owner at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Christopher for your review, and for acknowledging that the venue and staff are up to your standard. You had 3 or 4 pints of peroni if I remember correctly which are priced at £4.80 per pint. In fact that is about the average price for Peroni. In fact the most local pub (not restaurant) that I know of... More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the hotel that this restaurant is part of (the Ancient Gatehouse) last year and although the stay was great, the steep staircases were too much for my old knees. The food was great though and on our visit to Wells this year we stayed elsewhere but booked for dinner in the Ancient Gatehouse (Rugantinos) Food and device... More 

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Thank Richard A
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although not busy - it was a November Wednesday evening, this Restaurant lived up to the recommendation we had been given. My husband and I both had pasta accompanied by a glass of their house wine. Simple, but way above average - thoroughly recommend!

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Thank Antoinette S
Worcester, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Not terribly busy despite it being a Friday evening, but enough people dining to create a good atmosphere. A generous serving of lovely breads and oil to start, followed by two delicious mains, both served piping hot. Although, as previously stated, the restaurant wasn't full, our table was rather cramped. A bit more space would have been good, as would... More 

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Thank WorcesterSource7
Wells, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The atmosphere and ambiance is warming and welcoming in this lovely setting! The food to good and the takeaway Pizza's are delicious!!

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Thank DebDicknRob
United Kingdom
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Popped in for lunch,staff great couldn't be more helpful. Pasta authentic and fresh, central to town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $32
Cuisine
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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?