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Rugantino Restaurant

Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
+44 1749 672029
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (46 reviews)
“sardines” (4 reviews)
“antipasti” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
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11 - 20 of 404 reviews

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Wells pretty much shuts down for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings and so we were grateful to stumble across this little oasis of an eatery that was almost opposite our hotel. The staff were very helpful and attentive without being in your face. The menu...More

Thank EdFFC
Reviewed 22 July 2017

even tho we never booked the staff found us a table for two,the food was the best italian I have ever had likewise my wife,if you dont try its your loss

Thank Biffothebear69
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Probably one of the best italian restaurants in Somerset. I say probably because I have not visited all of them. However, if there is one better it must be very special.

Thank Tel H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Very nice and comfortable setting, good friendly staff, plentiful choice on menu plus wines at good prices. People returned a second time to this restaurant which speaks for itself

Thank Davidfrost63
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I am sure I have reviewed this very good restaurant before, but couldn't find it. Anyway, my wife and I had lunch here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Nothing booked, we just turned up. No problem. The lunch menu is very comprehensive and varied and...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Our group comprised Dutch, English, Scottish and German nationalities and we all agreed that the food for lunch was very good. Atmosphere gentle and calm, easy going and courteous.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Went for dinner, and it was great, food fresh, wine cold, staff very attentive, would go back again.

Thank LordBoon
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We have eaten here twice recently and have had a lovely meal both times. The staff are attentive, the food very tasty and the atmosphere lovely. I would recommend it

1  Thank JulieyB
Reviewed 28 June 2017

One of the few places serving evening meals in Wells and the place was very busy - so book in advance - service was friendly but unfortunately a tad slow due to a full restaurant, only 2 staff serving - and the food being freshly...More

Thank avro10
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We were in Wells for the day and after coming out of the cathedral we started to look for somewhere for lunch. Rugantino's was the first place we saw, liked it but decided to do a wider trawl first. We end up though back at...More

Thank muffaletta
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Questions & Answers
Rob F
15 January 2017|
Response from Nicholas R | Property representative |
Good evening, We are open from 6 pm until 9pm on Sunday, Thank you so much for enquiry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
We are a family run Italian restaurant and have been for over 40 years now. We are situated directly on The Cathedral green with stunning views of the West front of Wells Cathedral. The hotel has 9 beautifully refurbished en suite bedrooms, and a restaurant that can seat 50 people. We specialise in Italian cuisine, with plenty of past and pizza options. We make our own pasta and pizza dough daily on the premises, along with fresh sauces to compliment each dish. we also have a good variety of meat and fish dishes, plenty of vegetarian options, a couple of vegan options and we are very mindful of peoples dietary requirements. I have a very talented kitchen team who work tirelesly to produce wonderful food day in day out to a very high standard. My professional front of house team are all extremly experieced in giving the best possible service at all times which enhances your meal experience with us at Rugantinos.
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