We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tuscan Kitchen Rye

8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB , England
+44 1797 223269
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 66 Restaurants in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $49 - $73
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Tuscan Kitchen is an intimate restaurant which specialises in Tuscan cuisine but also features food from other regions of Italy. The menu changes regularly and there is an extensive wine list to suit all tastes and budgets. Booking is advisable. A recent refurbishment means that we now have more seating overlooking our courtyard to accommodate larger groups. The Tuscan Kitchen was taken over by Lucy and Gerry Avena in September 2013.
Write a Review

340 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We had a very good meal here with excellent service. The food and wine were of a very good standard and the ambience and service were first class.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just finished having a fabulous meal in the Tuscany Kitchen. The surroundings are wonderful, the food was excellent and the staff are friendly making you feel so welcome, they greet you like you are a friend rather than paying customer. If you are in Rye, looking for somewhere special to eat then this is the place for you.

Was this review helpful? Yes
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We visited the Tuscan Kitchen twice during our stay in Rye and on both occasions the food, wine & service were truly amazing. It is a little more expensive than some Italian restaurants but the standard is so high that we were very happy to pay just a little more.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We phoned to book a table several days ahead, and received two calls back confirming our reservation. We were greeted on arrival like honoured friends, and the service thereafter continued at the same high standard. The ambiance in the restaurant was excellent, with what seemed to be a full house of satisfied diners. The food itself was freshly cooked, excellent... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Very tasty homemade dishes, great wine menu and very attentive staff. All in all we had a great time.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Margate, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I had read good reviews about this restaurant. Maybe we were unlucky with our choice as some of the other dishes looked lovely and my wife's ravioli in a butter and sage sauce were light and delicious she said. My son and I both had the Spaghetti Alla Vongole and all I can say was it utterly lacked flavour.There was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brecon, Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The lovely gentleman squeezed us in last minute as we had heard good things about the food and we are so glad he did as we had stunning food and brilliant service.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Ash, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My 13 year old son and I visited the Tuscan kitchen for a pasta lunch. My son had Capellini Pomodoro, he is an extremely fussy eater but he devoured the lot in no time. I had Spaghetti Vongole which was truly delicious and fresh. The manager explained the pasta was hand made on the premises and so were the amazing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I had a great visit to the Tuscan. The service was first class, and the manager shook my hand on arrival and upon leaving. The atmosphere was brilliant, a centuries old building with all the scars and bendy wood one would expect in a building built before trains, planes and automobiles!! If I do visit Rye again,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We came with some expectation have heard about the refurbishments and read the reviews. It was disappointing. The service was lackadaisical I had to ask for the wine list then the wine took ages to arrive. The male waiter seemed preoccupied although it wasn't busy. Rose was good. The pasta dishes very ordinary a lot of pasta spice sauce but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Tuscan Kitchen Rye also viewed


Been to Tuscan Kitchen Rye? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Tuscan Kitchen Rye, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing