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Il Rustico

4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
+44 1304 211110
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (81 reviews)
“veal” (11 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of Dover's secret delights. I lovely Italian restaurant - well known and very popular with the local community here in Dover.

1  Thank PaulC8888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a weekend in Dover and stopped by il Rustico one night as we were craving for some good pasta. The owner and the chef are both Italian which should ensure the quality of the food. We ordered a lasagna al forno and rigatoni...More

3  Thank domyp61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We picked this restaurant at random for a Monday night with a number of the competitors shut. It was excellent food, nìcely served. Quiet and unfussy. Our chicken pasta just very tasty. Rich and tasty sweets (amaretto cheesecake and a chocolate mousse) were just scrumptious....More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Il Rustico was busy on the Friday evening when we visited and the staff were rushing about, but we were well looked after and the food was good - Lasagna and Pasta carbonara

Thank Peter499485
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Il Rustico is a small Italian restaurant in Dover which punches far above its weight. The food is absolutely excellent, the service good and the restaurant itself first class. Highly recommended and a real surprise - well worth a visit.

1  Thank Andy T
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Restaurant wasn't too busy, so we were promptly seated. Food came quickly and wasn't too expensive, me and my partner both had a pasta dish that we found to be tasty. The ameretto cheese cake dessert was the best I've had in a long time.

2  Thank alexstacey3
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Firstly i would like to say, the food is and always has been really good each time I've visited. I'm solely leaving a poor review based on customer service. We had a gift voucher for the restaurant and called ahead to make sure we could...More

8  Thank Garl1cBr3ad
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Great food good sized portions. Staff were lovely and the atmosphere was good. The restaurant was clean and conveniently located.

1  Thank Robin024
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Dover in a Saturday evening but surprisingly many places were closed. We found this little gem and were quite happy. I had margherita pizza and my husband has mussels that he really enjoyed. Service was good and they were nice enough to...More

1  Thank Kdmontgo
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Ate here this evening and I have to say the food was excellent Both I and my and my wife had a lovely evening Great Service from the staff - very attentive and the food came out very quickly Looking forward to our next visit...More

1  Thank DarrenPemble
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Questions & Answers
2 August 2018|
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Response from sarahlee43 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but we dined at 7pm and they were almost full. Seems to be very busy early evening and quieter after 8.30.
Peter L
8 February 2017|
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Response from sandrob279 | Reviewed this property |
They do takeaway
ian s
25 August 2015|
Response from ilrustico | Property representative |
Hi Ian il rustico does not have a lunch menu but it does have an extensive a la carte menu at reasonable prices thank you for your enquiry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 211110
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