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“Good place for lunch”

Rugantino Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 87 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Atmospheric ancient building with low beams and leaded windows.
The lunch deal is excellent. No problem to find something everyone enjoyed. The restaurant was very busy but the food was delievered to our table very quickly. The food quality and presentation were good.
Very pleasant staff. Our fourth visit, always enjoy

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Thank thatmanandrobin
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

We met with friends for a mid-week lunch. The atmosphere was very lively and the staff, tho' very busy remained calm and polite. Food arrived without too much delay and was excellent.
The table-linen was pristine and the restaurant clean.

The toilets are up some winding stairs and could prove a problem for disabled customers.

All in all - thoroughly recommended.

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Thank jomobos
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

We had a 2 course meal for 5, mid-week with a bottle of Prosecco and a couple of lemonades. The bill came to over £160 with an optional 15% service charge. The service was slow. 3 of us chose the chicken but it had run out. We had the lamb instead and to be fair, it was excellent. Of 4 desserts, only 1 was available and this was ordinary to say the least. Gone is the 3 course evening menu for £30 and up have gone the prices by at least 30%. So all in all, rather overpriced and disappointing, but a very good chef when it came to the mains.

1  Thank Skylord W
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We ate there tonight and the food was, as always, fabulous. However, we were not aware of the changes to the menu before we arrived. The evening menu is now very restricted with pasta dishes shown the red card. This is a great "MIss Marples" restaurant with lovely Italian cucina where it is now difficult for vegetarians to find a reasonable number of alternative dishes. Less choice means less reasons to come, so we'll stop by at Gigis in Glastonbury more frequently. We won't give up the ghost entirely but please reverse the changes or we'll buy a season parking ticket in Glastonbury!

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4  Thank Doghappy W
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

I came to eat here with my partner as I had heard a lot of good feedback about the food.

I chose the English Lamb main and the Hake. I was incredibly impressed with its presentation and taste. Also very important was it's reasonable price!

Would definitely eat here again and tell others as well.

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Thank Sirk186262
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