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Tuscan Kitchen Rye

8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB , England
+44 1797 223269
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Ranked #6 of 67 Restaurants in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $47 - $71
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
Rye, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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Wokingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The welcome on arrival was great. The homemade pasta was delicious, the stuffed hake my husband really enjoyed. When they found out it was my birthday a candle appeared and a bit of bubbly. The staff are Italian/Sicilian and they all know how to keep the guests happy. Would recommend.

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Rye, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Another superb meal had at Tuscan Kitchen, lovely atmosphere, music very good perfect background to accompany our meal with friends! As usual Gerry and his team were very professional and welcoming. Definitely worth a visit if you come to Rye. Lyn R.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We booked on basis of last visit. We looked in on it the day before we were going and got chatting with the owner. They said they were new and not related to the previous owners who had moved to Hastings. I had prawns avocado melon honey dressing lovely! I had pasta parcels lovely sauce thoroughly delicious and spouse had... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We tried this restaurant as part of Wild Boar Week in Rye and were not disappointed. As well as an excellent main menu there were special wild boar delights. Three of us had the medallions of wild boar, two had steaks and one had veal chop and ALL were excellent. Starters and deserts equally so and they even had a... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Large party of us on a Saturday evening and the restaurant was very busy and casual diners were being turned away so best to book. Four course meal of excellence accompanied by top quality house wines. Couldn't fault anything and the owners Lucy and Gerry made everyone so welcome. We will definitely be going back soon.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

As we were walking past in the morning the window cleaner said we should eat here as is very good. Little did we know the window cleaner turned out to be the owner!!!! Food quality great.....we had the bruschetta to start followed by the goats cheese ravioli and hake for main then panacotta for pudding. Wine pricey but good and... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It was all really very good. Our antipasta starters were very good and the bread was warm. The puddings looked delicious but just could not manage one. Wine very reasonably priced. Good service too

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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
Average Prices: USD 47 - 71
Cuisine: Italian

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