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Rugantino Restaurant

Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
+44 1749 672029
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (56 reviews)
“stuffed pork” (6 reviews)
“arancini” (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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As we were staying at The Ancient Gatehouse we decided to eat here on our first night and were not disappointed. The food and service were both excellent, so much so that we ate here the following evening and both had the taster menu which...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great location, lovely gnocchi and prawn linguine, and good starters. Only negative was that it was very noisy in the front room but would Definately return.

Thank shandy28
Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked this restaurant for the last night of our holiday as we had spotted it whilst on a day trip to Wells and we thought it looked lovely. Unfortunately, from the moment we arrived, the service was poor and unfortunately this continued throughout the...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made to feel very welcome late afternoon when we stopped by, sat out to the rear with a cold beer with a lovely view of the cathedral.

Thank YoungGordon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening meal. We tried the 7 course taster menu and were very pleased, we particularly liked the arancini with Parmesan sauce. All the courses were delicious. The service was excellent and the meal was reasonably priced . We stayed at the...More

Thank Nicki67634
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely table overlooking the cathedral green , so far so good. Company was excellent. Despite there being very few people around service was quite slow in both ordering, drinks arriving and service of the food. Menu choices were good and generally the...More

Thank nickpickles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after winning a gift voucher in a raffle. Ordered drinks and food then thought we should just mention the voucher. Was then told it was out date? Even though there was no expiry date on the voucher. No apologies or explanation from the...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been given a voucher of £70 from my partners boss, was super excited to go out as had a baby recently and nights out are precious, when we go there we showed our voucher to be told it had expired (nowhere on the voucher...More

1  Thank Hayley P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on friends recommendation, worth it. Menu very good, antipasti starter was excellent crab cakes were a bit disappointing, tasty but small in size, main meals were pasta based and all were very good, pasta was delicious and seafood used was tasty and fresh. Good...More

Thank romeo4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For an Italian restaurant we had great expectations. The WIne was excellent. the Starters were ok, also the Mains were not as tasty as we hoped.

Thank Thomas W
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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$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
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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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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