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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

On our cold & wet visit to Wells we were desperately trying to find somewhere nice to have lunch that wasn't too busy with the lunchtime rush. We decided against pub grub and wanted something a little more fancy when we stumbled upon Rugantino's on a small side street. We peered inside to get a look at what was being... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

Quiet time of year when we stayed in Wells. We ate there twice which says alot. Nice comfortable restaurant in an ancient building in the centre of Wells.

Thank john b
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel so thought we'd try the restaurant. Delicious, freshly-prepared meals. We actually had the restaurant to ourselves, so the service was impeccable! Good-sized portions and we felt the prices were comparable to similar restaurants. Just a quick note: When we'd arrived at the hotel at about 3pm on Sunday, the restaurant seemed very popular. Definitely... More 

Thank Becca A
Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

We ate here on 2 separate occasions for evening meals. We were staying at the hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis and were really pleased that we did. There is a very varied menu - pasta, pizza, meats - something for everyone. An excellent wine list. Everyone was extremely helpful and polite. Substantial portions, excellent quality and reasonable... More 

Thank CathLT2015
Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

Excellent fod and drink enjoyed by ouselves and friends in this rstaurant during a stopover in Wells. The food was exceptional with a lot of 'choice envy' when each course arrived. Good atmosphere and very hard to find a better restaurant in the area.

Chichester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

Nice little restaurant serving Italian cuisine. Friendly service. Good unpretentious food. The Pinot Grigio was all right. The pizza 'Carter' was a bit salty but the 'Diavola' was fine.

Thank michaeledward
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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812 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

Such an enjoyable evening, with exceptional food, well presented and very good waiting staff. Rugantino is popular, and the Saturday night we went,it was full by 6.40pm - so booking is essential, and no wonder as the food was terriffic. There is also a very reasonable wine list. The place is well run and managed, the kitchen produces some excellent... More 

Thank cherriesfan_9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

Rugantino's has been a favourite of ours since we moved to Wells 5 years ago. The staff are brilliant and the owners are always around and give a fantastic, warm welcome. The food is always gorgeous and if you go there for lunch they run a deal, which is phenomenal value for money. The restaurant has been renovated and is... More 

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Shepton Mallet, England, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend booked a table for my birthday, and the meal we had was really good, very generous portions. The restaurant is very compact with low lighting, but has character. The lighting made the menu hard to read, black on white would have been much easier, but we probably should have taken our reading glasses! The service is very good,... More 

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Padiham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016

We were staying for 2 nights at the Ancient Gatehouse and so used the restaurant there for a meal one evening. We are so glad we did as the food was excellent, as was the service. Well worth a visit if you are staying in Wells.

Thank Neil G

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?