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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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Leek, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by other residents of our B+B, and what a find! The staff were very pleasant and aware of where we were in terms of being ready to serve when required without us having to catch their eye. Equally when we asked for more time to 'make space' for the next course this was no problem to... More 

Thank Peter G
Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Peter Bibby, for your information the floor at Ragantinos isn't some vile plastic fake replete of oak floor, it is in indeed real wood. Rugantinos is amazing we have been there on numerous times and enjoyed their delicious pastas as well as having their takeaway pizzas! Not only can you sit outside in the glorious sun looking at the Cathedral... More 

1 Thank GForster1
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here as a group for a family birthday, and guests included gluten free and vegetarian diets. Both were very well catered for, however the portion size of the risotto was tiny compared to the pastas and pizzas - really the only thing that let it down for me. Food was well cooked and delicious and the service was... More 

Thank MagdalaJo
London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant Rugantinos occupies the ground floor of a fascinating ancient building which is now run as a small hotel. The renovation of the restaurant is a horrible abuse of history. Where we would expect a venerable oak floor they have installed a vile plastic fake replete with imitation ancient cracks (see picture). Other ancient features of the building have been... More 

3 Thank PeterBibby
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always come here whenever we come back home from London to Somerset. They have a great lunchtime deal including set menu and a glass of wine, the selection changes with the seasons and always offers lovely food, especially for the price.

Thank Frank H
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on a Sunday night. My starter of sardines and calamari was overcooked just enough to make it all very dry. The main of lamb shank was really extremely dull, almost tasteless and meat extremely overcooked, again very dry with not enough of the sauce to counteract it. Dessert was lovely but not lovely enough to make... More 

Thank livinlight
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in Wells for the weekend & thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Rugantno, the staff were friendly & welcoming,there were plenty of other diners which added to a lovely evening, would definitely eat here again

Thank LesleyB485
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch and we were very pleased with the quality authentic Italian food served. The staff are always very polite and helpful and the restaurant has a lovely interior. This is our second visit and the food and service has been of a high quality on both occasions. Great value for money! The beautiful building is also adjacent... More 

Thank Domspiral C
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice to find a restaurant that gives you what it describes - I had pasta with smoked salmon and there was quite a lot of it, rather than the usual token gesture. The decor was nice and the staff were attentive but very busy as there was only two of them for a full restaurant.

Thank reviewbypaul
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here after evensong at Wells Cathedral and it was a wonderful meal. From soup, to entree, to a pizza, we had a uniformly excellent meal and when we left we were happily surprised to get a small glass of limoncello! Absolutely perfect!

Thank rkmim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $31
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, 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?