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Rugantino Restaurant

Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
+44 1749 672029
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (45 reviews)
“sardines” (4 reviews)
“antipasti” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank _lorna9933
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely Italian menu, freshly prepared. Food excellent and v g value. One of the best in Wells. Can't recommend it enough!More

Thank Keith H
Nicholas R, Owner at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us at The ancient Gatehouse and Rugantino restaurant. Indeed all our food is freshly prepared. Our pasta is made daily in our kitchens using the best flour and semolina...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose the bed, breakfast, and dinner option at The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel of which it is a part. Glad we did! Three nights of great meals. Steak, Leg of Lamb, Stuffed Pork, Feducinno Alredo, and Pizza. Everything perfectly cooked. Good service. Romantic setting. Views...More

Thank ConnorsProf
Nicholas R, Owner at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review. It was really nice too have met you both. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time here with us at The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel. Your room overlooking the Cathedral is stunning with spectacular views. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent friendly efficient staff serving great Italian favorites. Wonderful pizzas, good pasta choices and interesting starters! A value for money well located restaurant.

Thank gordiemac2015
Nicholas R, Owner at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We greatly appreciate it. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience here with us at Rugantinos and look forward to welcoming you again soon, with kind regards, Nicholas Rossi

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was looking for somewhere to eat whilst on a day trip to Wells, menu outside looked good so we went in for lunch. I had a excellent piece of Hake with capers and nice crisp vegetables. My partner had confit of duck which she very...More

Thank Herc1949
Nicholas R, Owner at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal with us last week. The menu you went for was our special 2 courses lunch menu at £13.90 which included a glass of 125ml red or white wine....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, super personal service, and delicious food, with lamb shank falling off the bone! Limoncello with cheesecake and coffee's to finish! Brilliant!!

Thank david c
Nicholas R, Owner at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you David C for your glowing review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your evening with us. I have passed on your comments to my fabulous team. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Best regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here in May and arrived a little on the early side, but were greeted warmly and seated right away. I ordered the Bucatini all’amatriciana and it was one of the best amatricianas I've ever had. For dessert there was passion fruit sorbet...More

Thank Mary S
Nicholas R, Owner at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mary, Thank you so much for your review of our restaurant. We are so happy that you enjoyed the amatriciana. We make the pasta fresh every day using Itlay's finest flour and semolina imported directly, and the guanciale is a typical type of ham...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lunchtime deal is unbeatable. Excellent Italian - authentic home prepared food. Better than many in Italy!More

Thank Theovanhensbergen
Nicholas R, Owner at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Theo, Thank you so much for your review. I agree that the lunchtime deal is very reasonable at only £10.90 for a starter and a pasta main course with a glass of 125ml house wine, it really is a steal!! Indeed we make all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent lunch - very good value - choice of well-priced menus. Service invisible but well timed. They want me to say more but I've said it all.More

Thank Charlotte d
Nicholas R, Owner at Rugantino Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte, Thank you so much for your review, We greatly appreciate your comments. Yes indeed for lunch we have two menus. The first is priced at £10.90 for two courses and includes a glass of 125ml house wine and the other is £13.90 for...More

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Rob F
Sunday opening times please
14 January 2017|
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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

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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, 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, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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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.