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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 good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (52 reviews)
“stuffed pork” (6 reviews)
“pancetta” (5 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a pleasant meal here. The service was friendly (but slow). The food was quite good and was reasonably priced.

Thank MichelleStaines
Reviewed yesterday

We had a family lunch here when recently on holiday near Wells. We loved the food and thought it great value for money. Nice friendly service and a good atmosphere. Recommended.

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a tricky one - and I want to be fair. Rugantino could and should be one of the best restaurants in Somerset...but it's not. My wife and I made a Saturday lunchtime visit a couple of weeks ago, and were surprised to find...More

Thank I G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here recently on a vey busy evening and whilst the food was very good slow service took the edge off. Will admit 2 of our party choose the tasting menu ( the trout was absolutely delightful ) the length of time meant we...More

Thank ian239
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous pizzas - the bases are home made and delicious. We sat outside overlooking the cathedral, where they have a few table - as it was a fine night. It looks super inside but we didn't need a full meal.

Thank vanpigl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a thoroughly enjoyable meal with friends overlooking Wells Cathedral. The food was wonderful & we had a lovely evening.

Thank Nixlovestravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ichose brill with tiger prawns and new potatoes with spring greens. the sauce was delicious. for the quality of the food it was very well priced. two rooms to the restaurant the far one overlooks the cathedral/ special occasions would be a good reason to...More

Thank mary c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends to this typical Italian restaurant, located in the Ancient Gatehouse in Sadler Street. Run by an Italian family the food is authentic Italian and traditional English, the quality exceeded our expectations. It has an intimate atmosphere and the waiters provided good service.

Thank Howche
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of four ex-schoolmates from the West Midlands visited this small Italian restaurant on two consecutive nights. Our initial visit resulted from a local resident's recommendation. The following night we decided to visit again as we had all enjoyed the excellent food the previous...More

Thank Donald L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location, food, service and price. What more could you ask for. Large selection of dishes on offer and our choices, sea food pasta and a trout risotto were excellent.

Thank David L
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Rob F
January 14, 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$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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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