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Rugantino Restaurant

Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
+44 1749 672029
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (49 reviews)
“antipasti” (6 reviews)
“pancetta” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An overnight stop in the hotel attached to this restaurant meant we had an amazing meal. Highly recommend this place for anyone looking for value for money and a service that is friendly and professional

Thank 432scarecrow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a pleasant enough evening at this popular, family run Italian restaurant in the heart of Wells. We had olives to start with - which were good - followed by a seafood risotto and a seafood spaghetti. Both were good without being excellent, but...More

Thank East-House
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointing. Antipasto starter looked lost on the plate, tiny pieces of italian sausage, five small whitebait, four olives, one small piece of artichoke, one small bit of soggy bruschetta and one breadstick. I had fettuccini Alfredo for main course. The food was freshly cooked...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very popular place which often appears pretty full and we haven't been for many years, and not since we moved to the city, just over a year ago! We decided to remedy the situation last week and dropped in on the off chance...More

Thank Gareth G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rather than select options, we had the tasting menu: 7 divine courses. There was an offer on for Jan /Feb so we elected to have the wine pairing too (at about £45pp for meal and wine) The service was courteous, without being imposing, and the...More

Thank kempy23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the wonderful taster menu with wine matching. Nice variety of well cooked courses, charming service and great value. Highly recommend.

Thank pbn13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to eat here after seeing the taster menu advertised and we weren’t disappointed. So glad we booked as it was packed on Saturday night, always a good sign. The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The food was...More

Thank PoppyJ
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Haven't eaten here since the 80s so consider this a first time visit. Welcome was warm,table available in great spot with view of floodlit Cathedral. Staff attentive and helpful. Menu varied and interesting, I tried the pasta with crab which was delicious and my husband...More

Thank Tanith N
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We visited here whilst away on holiday in Wells. The food was pretty average, I ordered a risotto dish and my husband ordered a pizza. The service was ok. Would we return if in the area, maybe not.More

Nicholas R, Owner at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for your review. Constructive feedback is always appreciated. We use the finest and freshest ingredients possible in our dishes. Our Risotto dishes are very popular and executed to a very high standard using the best carnaroli risotto rice. All our pizza dough are...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017

Had a meal here for a family member birthday. It's one of those places I wouldn't go back but also wouldn't put people off of going. The positives were the staff very friendly and the food looked good. My wife had the stuffed pork and...More

Thank fr0g1976
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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$14 - US$35
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
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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