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Tuscan Kitchen Rye

8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB , England
+44 1797 223269
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Ranked #7 of 66 restaurants in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $77
Cuisines: Italian
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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.
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91% Recommend
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English first
Horsham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We love Italian food and the clear joy and pride the staff here showed serving the mouth watering and beautifully presented food was justified. The flavours were as beautiful as the dishes looked. We were unsure what wine to choose and the recommend wine was just lovely and modestly priced. This is a fairly expensive restaurant but well worth the... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We travelled some distance with good friends and the evening was a big hit all round. The building is historical and therefore conditions are cramped compared with a modern building but that's the price you have to pay for such a location. The menu was traditional but had something for everybody and the food was excellent, well cooked and seasoned... More

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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the food at the Tuscan Kitchen. Staff knowledgeable and friendly. The freshness of the ingredients used stood out in the clear tastes of the dishes.

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east sussex
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

When Franco and Jen owned this restaurant, it was our absolute favourite, and when it changed hands we thought they had such a hard act to follow. However, we didn't manage to get a table until after their refurbishment. What a wonderful job they have done on the actual restaurant, with several more tables than before. The restaurant was full,... More

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Our meal at the Tuscan Kitchen lived up to the expectations and the recommendations of friends. Tucked away in the side streets of Rye , this little gem is worth hunting out, but book early if you are planning to go at a weekend. The food was wonderful, service attentive but not intrusive, a genuinely good quality restaurant , with... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Recommended by the owner's of the B & B where we were staying in Rye. It did not disappoint. It had only reopened that week after a refurbishment. The staff were helpful, the atmosphere relaxed and we had a lovely evening.The food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. As a previous reviewer has mentioned the limoncello with the bill was... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Recently revisited after the ownership changed and didn't think this restaurant could be better!! Pricey but worth every penny for a delicious meal. This restaurant has only got better with the new owners, well done!!

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Kent, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Me and my wife went here for a meal when staying in Rye, and what can i say it was truly wonderful from the moment we entered the staff were so welcoming and friendly. We had 4 courses each and a bottle of wine plus coffee and i was so very impressed with the quality of the food. It gets... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Staff delightful and so relaxed. Food quite simply beautiful and very authentic Italian. Would most definitely recommend this charming restaurant to anyone seeking a relaxed atmosphere with fabulous food. Please visit this restaurant if you are in the beautiful town of Rye! The limoncello with our bill was a lovely touch!

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TuscanKitchen, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this review

Dear Claire T, Thank you for taking the time to review the Tuscan Kitchen we are delighted with your feedback, and will pass your comments on to all of the team. We hope to welcome you back to the Tuscan Kitchen soon. Lucy & Gerardo Avena More

12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I didn't think much of the place. Old fashioned menu, that involves 3 courses. The portions were small, and not well cooked. Its a dark dreary restaurant, with not much to recommend it.

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TuscanKitchen, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this review

Dear Darcy2, In response to your Tripadvisor review, I would like to explain that we are striving to reflect authentic Italian dining, and this is the way a menu is structured in Italy, but as we state clearly on the menu there is no requirement to order a specific number of courses. The Tuscan Kitchen is housed in a 15th... More

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