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“Simply lovely service”

Il Rustico Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 170 Restaurants in Dover
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: £7 - £15
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Established in 2013. Family run real home made Italian and Mediterranean Food. Pizza Pasta Fish and Steak with house sauce.
Reviewed 11 August 2021 via mobile

From our phone booking to our greeting, through service to goodbye, this family-run restaurant looked after us really well. The chunky bread was really good, the freshest I’ve had in many places. Crab ravioli was tasty, and my salad caprese was simple and fresh. Good garlic content in the bruschetta and very cheesy sauce on the mushroom starter. There was no quibble over a bottle of wine we asked to change. The owner was attentive and delightful, with a great, charming team front of house and the restaurant had a good ambiance already at 6.30pm. We will definitely return.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

We ate at Il Rustico. The was excellent. The staff were helpful and friendly. We were the first in at 6.15pm but several more diners were in by 7pm. I had lasagne which was great. My friend and I both had home made Tiramisu for dessert which was outstanding.
A very enjoyable meal. We would return if in Dover again. Recommended.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 5 October 2020

We have visited Dover many, many times and have never been to this restaurant before and really cannot understand why not!

We had a table for four and experienced clear covid guidelines, but offered with fantastic, friendly and fun customer service.

Service was prompt and efficient, food for our table of four was great, we all really enjoyed our starters and mains, particularly the king prawns in garlic for starters, so tasty.

We had the special of monk fish in tomato and basil for main, veal escalopes and sirloin steaks, all of which were seriously great. Food was fresh and tasty and couldl not fault a thing.

Staff engaged with us really well and we had an extremely fun filled evening with great food and an atmosphere to match.

We will definately return on our next trip to Dover.

Date of visit: October 2020
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2  Thank Bibbbabe
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Reviewed 17 September 2020

This restaurant was the nicest one we went to on our trip in Dover. The location is perfectly placed, right in the town and the staff was very friendly and nice. The food was fantastic, best pasta dish I’ve had for a while. Would highly recommend going here.

Date of visit: September 2020
1  Thank LoveTravel802997
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Reviewed 1 September 2020 via mobile

It's an authentic Italian restaurant.
The food was nice, kind of average Italian food.
Friendly staff but none of them was wearing masks/face coverings (I know it's not compulsory but it would be nice if they would as my husband and I could not relax the whole evening).

Date of visit: September 2020
2  Thank laurasuper79
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