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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (56 reviews)
“stuffed pork” (6 reviews)
“arancini” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ancient Gatehouse Hotel | 20 Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2SE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently visited Wells and off the cuff opted for Rugantino’s for Sunday lunch. Despite not booking we were greeted and seated by warm welcoming staff. All the food we ordered was excellent, tasty and well presented, we opted for the two course offering which...More

Thank MVF62
Reviewed 4 days ago

Always a good experience, good food and service. I had the fish and my friends had scallop spaghetti, delicious!

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great Sunday lunch today - excellent food, wine and service. We will definitely be returning.

Thank andyjohnbarrett55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eat here regularly and do not have a bad word to say! Fantastic food, friendly service and good value

Thank jordan p
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely food, excellent service and great atmosphere! Cannot recommend highly enough. Our first visit and look forward to returning again and again. Don't miss this gem in the beautiful city of Wells!

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This was a surprise visit, booked by my husband for my birthday. We've been before but not for a long while as prices were always a little expensive. However I was pleasantly surprised that the prices now are not that much more than other restaurants...More

Thank theoriginalfussyb
Reviewed 8 October 2018

My wife and i celebrated our anniversary at this restaurant, the staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful, the sign of a good restaurant is how busy it is and it was packed, the food was outstanding, real quality and mouth watering, reasonably priced for the...More

Thank marjul1
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Although we hadn’t booked, (booking is recommended as it gets busy), they managed to squeeze us in. The food was delicious, well presented and plentiful. The rear of the restaurant overlooks Wells cathedral and the lawn in front of the cathedral. On the evening we...More

Thank SussexApollo
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Dropped in by chance. Extremely accomodating, found us a table straight away. Excellent service and fabulous food . Will be back.

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Restaurant was so good that we had to go back for a second night. Food was excellent and staff very attentive! If in the City of Wells I would recommend eating here - you will not regret it!

Thank blackbird677
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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$32
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, 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
  • 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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