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Rugantino Restaurant

Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
+44 1749 672029
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • 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
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Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
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11 - 20 of 395 reviews

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
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I write to say a heartfelt thank you to the staff on duty on Tuesday 20th June. The young lady who seated us was so very helpful and obliging, ensuring we were comfortably seated which involved her moving tables and chairs around on that very...More

Thank Margaret A
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The actual restaurant was very nice and the service reasonable but the meal itself was not brilliant, in fact I have had better at Bella Italia. We started off with bread, superb choice and we thought a good start, however we had to ask for...More

2  Thank dav3com
Reviewed 20 June 2017

It's very unfortunate that our experience at Rugantino did not live up to expectation and when I look at the other reviews it seems that this may have been just down to bad timing. I will, however, like to explain why we found our visit...More

5  Thank HungryBazza
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Visited Wells today and by luck had lunch at this restaurant/hotel. My friend and I actually chose the pork fillet and hake as the main course, although we assumed this was in fact a specialist Italian restaurant. Our desserts of treacle tart with ice cream...More

Thank Joan K
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

For our last evening of our short visit to Wells, we were recommended the Rugantino in Sadler Street and were not disappointed. My wife opted for the spaghetti dal mare and I the rigatini pollo e pancetta. We were both more than happy with our...More

Thank Leshomer
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I would return just to have more of the gnocchi starter, it was one of those dishes I just didn't want to end. They also served an excellent Pizza, so much better than any chain. My wife's risotto was also excellent. Really good that they...More

Thank spl0dgered
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Really friendly service and nice reasonably priced food. Pity that the seating outside is a bit basic, but there's still a fantastic view of the cathedral.

Thank Howard S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The staff couldn't have been more accommodating for this surprise celebration. We were seated on one large table by the window, and service was fantastic from start to finish. The food was really great, and the house wine and prosecco went down a treat! There...More

1  Thank _lorna9933
Nicholas R, Owner at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you Lorna for your glowing review. We are so happy that your efforts of a surprise party for your friends was as good as you had hoped for. We understand the pressures of organising such an event, and are extremely glad that we were...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Much preferred choice than Ask Italian; lunch was very good and hot especially we arrived later than most. Have eaten here before in the evening and when next in Rome I'm likely to return.More

Thank Jonathan F
Nicholas R, Owner at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your lunch with us at Rugantinos. Our lunch hours are from 12 until 2.30pm and then we re open in the evening from 6.30 pm until 9.30 pm. All our pasta...More

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Rob F
14 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
US$ 13 - US$ 32
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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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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