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Rugantino Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 88 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$34
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, 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 12 April 2014

We've now revisited twice since the dinner menu was changed back and broadened. Many thanks to the owners for contacting us via tripadvisor to inform us of their decision. As always the food was fresh, authentic Italian and stunningly flavoursome- all three courses. There's great choice for a variety of palates and pizzas are now available. The staff are attentive and helpful and the restaurant has its own stylish ambience. We have thoroughly enjoyed our meals (as did those around us!) and look forward to many more happy experiences.

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Thank Doghappy W
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

This restaurant in the Ancient Gatehouse Hotel had a relaxed atmosphere and friendly, efficient service. On offer were two courses for £13.90 and three for £16.90 per person including a glass of wine which we found were very good value. We opted for three courses and added a selection of bread at just £2 to munch on whilst awaiting the starters. There was plenty enough tasty bread with ample olive oil and balsamic vinegar for the two of us with just one serving and it led well into our antipasto starters. The portion of traditional lasagne was clearly designed for hearty appetites whilst I enjoyed a more modestly sized mushroom lasagne. Our chosen glasses of red wine were 125ml Nero D'Avola and good it was too. We rounded off with bread and butter pudding and a mouthwatering Sicilian lemon tart. We hadn't booked so perhaps were lucky to get a table without waiting as clearly this place is well known and popular with the locals. The restaurant was pretty full right through our meal. When paying by credit card I generally dislike the practice in some places of inviting you to select from the hand-held machine whether to add a tip. Here that potential issue was anticipated as the printed bill had a handwritten 10% op service charge added. When we came to pay we were then asked which total we wanted to pay, the total or that plus the service charge. If you enjoy italian food, try eating here.

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Thank PeterPietro
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

My husband and I are local to Wells and we recently visited Rugantinos (the restaurant inside the hotel) and we loved it. The food was fantastic and very well priced, the wine choice was great and the atmosphere was lovely. We had a great time and I would recommend everyone try it. We also had one of their authentic italian takeaways for £5 and it was delicious. Highly recommend!

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Thank Olivia M
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Six of us ate in the Rugantino restaurant this evening. We all chose a different meal and we all loved it. Great friendly service, great homemade pasta, and reasonably priced Italian wine. I would highly recommend a visit.

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Thank gameplan
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whitehartwells, Front Office Manager at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Thank you for your review. All our pasta and sauces are homemade daily and we are glad you appreciated them.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

A really nice place for a meal. Excellent food and service. We love the new look. Highly recommended!

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Thank Annette P
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whitehartwells, Front Office Manager at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a good review.

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