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Tuscan Kitchen Rye

8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB , England
+44 1797 223269
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Ranked #6 of 68 Restaurants in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $47 - $70
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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English first
London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderfully cooked, fresh, authentic food coupled with attentive Italian service. The pasta is freshly made and the puddings are huge.

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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Some reviewers have said this is the best Tuscan restaurant outside Tuscany. Personally, I've been to lots of restaurants in Tuscany and the Tuscan Kitchen in Rye is better than all of them. My wife, friends and I were big fans of the previous owners work at this restaurant and were a little trepidatious about the change of ownership. We... More 

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Ash, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

had a family dinner at the tuscan veal chop was amazing so was the home made ravioli warm bread on arrival..... lovely touch will be back.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We have had two lovely evenings in this restaurant so booked for a third time. On arriving in Rye learnt that it had changed hands so went there with some trepidation with dog in tow wondering if we would still all be welcome. We need not have worried. The custom of allowing dogs continues and the new owners and staff... More 

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had lovely Tuscan soup, pork belly and vanilla panna cotta. The flavours were beautiful. The restaurant service was great. Homemade bread very tasty. The wine by the glass was also good value and tasted excellent. Next time I'm in Rye from london I will be bank to taste more delicious treats. Thank you.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Well worth a visit - all courses good, homemade pasta, very good service. Tip: ask for a table in the main restaurant at the front.

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Kent, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Lovely meal here for my husbands birthday. My husband had the steak and I had the veal which were both cooked to perfection. The chocolate torte was amazing. Excellent service and advice on the wine. Definitely recommend.

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Rye, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

What a great night we had here last Thursday (20th November). We decided to finally give the Tuscan Kitchen a try as a friend was going to be singing there. The restaurant is very warm and welcoming as are the staff. The menu is good and the wine list excellent. The service is also excellent. Loved the food, in fact... More 

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Northiam, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We have passed the Tuscan Kitchen on many trips to Rye but always when it was closed so this time we checked opening times and booked for lunch. We were not disappointed. The welcome from the was warm and inviting. The menu suited us very well and my wife's gluten free requirement was catered for without issue. All the food... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is now our favourite restaurant when in Rye.The Tagliere di salumi e formaggi was just amazing! Main courses were excellent! My husband had lovely tagliatelle and I chose the veal, a very well executed dish,very flavourful! The deserts of Tiramisu and Torta della nonna were both excellent! The owners and staff are always very welcoming and friendly! Go there,... More 

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Additional Information about Tuscan Kitchen Rye

Address: 8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB , England
Phone Number: +44 1797 223269
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 47 - 70
Cuisine: Italian

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