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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good service, great atmosphere, superb location and faultless food! Perfect place for an Italian experience.

Thank Agnieszka Z
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A really lovely evening. Super food and good wines. We reserved which was needed but then got a window table. Excellent.

Thank MartinPoolton
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a one night stay in Wells and did not fancy the menu at our hotel. It was getting late but we decided to have a walk and look for somewhere to eat. We started talking to a local couple who recommended Rugantino so we headed there. Not expecting to be served we were warmly welcomed and shown to... More 

Thank Gavin C
Shropshire UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleased with our meal at Rugantino. Busy on a Friday evening so booking advised but service was good and quite speedy. Good menu with varied choice. Our 3 course meals were very good. Mid range pricewise - not expensive.To be recommended.

Thank Dennis9
Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had food loving friends down from London and wanted them to dine somewhere nice in Wells. Rugatinos didn't disappoint. Service was exemplary and the food was perfect. The calamari and sardines were bone free and the antipasti sharing platter was amazing. The mains were also of a high standard... particularly the Pork fillet. This restaurant really does the beautiful... More 

Thank Nick H
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rugantino Restaurant is located in the Ancient Gatehouse Hotel across the green from the Wells Cathedral. The cozy dining room is very pleasant. The selection of Italian dishes and wine was good as was the service. The restaurant also is the hotel breakfast room which served a nice selection. We were staying at the hotel and the restaurant was exceptionally... More 

Thank sech2016
Southport, England, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Ancient Gatehouse so chose to eat at Rugantino's for our first night but we enjoyed ourselves so much we ate there again the following evening. The staff were excellent, friendly & efficient. Nothing was too much trouble. The menu was extensive & well priced & the wine was excellent & not overly expensive. The seafood spaghetti... More 

1 Thank Anne C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $33
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, 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?