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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” (48 reviews)
“arancini” (5 reviews)
“pancetta” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
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11 - 20 of 424 reviews

Reviewed 20 October 2017

We came from evensong at Wells cathedral and called on the off chance that they had a free table. We arrived a little early in the evening but they were very accommodating and seated us very quickly. There is a good choice of dishes and...More

Thank Sandra N
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Just across the street from The Swan Hotel, we decided to eat here on one of our nights in Wells and it was an excellent choice. The restaurant is nicely decorated with a modern look which fits the old building. Tables are well spaced so...More

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, great wine, fab service and 5 steps from our hotel! Couldn't have asked for more. Visited on Saturday evening and very glad we booked as it was very busy. Great vegetarian options - to the extent that my meat eater husband fancied a...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Highly recommended (with slight reservation): Came across Rugantino's on a quite Monday lunchtime during our mid-October stay in Wells. A simple lunchtime menu enhanced the à la carte menu which being lunchtime included a complimentary glass of wine of one's choice. We both started with...More

Thank DenT123
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great service, had the feel of being in Italy, the food was excellent and with the great view of the cathedral what more do you want! As a local I have visited this restaurant several times always come away satisfied.

Thank John A
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We're in Wells for two nights and Rugantino's was opposite our hotel so we tried it for the second night. What a marvellous choice! I had gnocchi in cream sauce to start, stuffed pork with veg and cider sauce for mains and cappuccino pannacotta for...More

Thank Glyn B
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Turned up without booking on a Friday night. Table arranged with a 15 minute wait. Service, food and friendliness of staff excellent. Can't fault it.

Thank c2chapelrock
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The Aranchini were perfect, the steak cooked to perfection and the panaccotta was amazing. These guys understand how to make customers very happy.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We arrived without booking (not something we would normally do) and were shown to a table without any fuss. The food we ordered (fish and lamb) was well cooked and enjoyable. Slightly disappointed that my favourite wine was not sold by the glass, however the...More

Thank greygoose20
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Went this evening, didn't book ! This is the best meal we've had in a while , can't fault it in any way , Prawn starter for both of us, I had the chicken and pancetta pasta ! Fabulous!! My husband had the lamb cutlets...More

Thank Vikki-Leworthy
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Questions & Answers
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$33
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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
  • 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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