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Max's Genuine Italian Food

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3B Monson Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1LS, England
01892 615665
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wed 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thu - Fri 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: This restaurant is a real gem - as it's name suggests, genuine Italian...
This restaurant is a real gem - as it's name suggests, genuine Italian food, really delicious and a nice atmosphere.
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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Lunches

Small Italian cafe in Tunbridge Wells. We know it as LItalia a Travola, but Max is one of the owners and it is very much open unlike the tag on TA. Have now visited twice for lunch whist in Tunbridge Wells. Has hit the spot both times. D&S 19/2

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
TravellingDSSM
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Ashford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ashford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Small Italian cafe in Tunbridge Wells. We know it as LItalia a Travola, but Max is one of the owners and it is very much open unlike the tag on TA. Have now visited twice for lunch whist in Tunbridge Wells. Has hit the spot both times. D&S 19/2

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Gnocchi ragu is to die for. Great wines too: our party tried the Dolchetto, Valpolicella and Grechetto and they were really really good. A brilliant authentic Italian experience. Did I mention the coffee? Best in Tunbridge Wells.

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UK
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I stopped by for a coffee and 'piadina Romagnola'. I had a nice seat by the window. The cafe/restaurant is authentically Italian, without appearing like it is trying too hard. The owners were very friendly and the service was excellent. The interior is full of books, photos, wine, food, pictures of Italy that add to the overall atmosphere. The coffee... More 

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Eastbourne
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I picked this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. It is a little bit of Italy in the heart of Tunbridge Wells - a real find. From Max's wonderful accent to rows of individually labelled wine on the shelves, it feels completely authentic. The food was gorgeous, and 4 of us had a main course... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

tiny little cafe but with yummy food! Tunbridge Wells is always overcrowded with its cafe culture but if you can get a table here its a good place to escape the town centre.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I visited here yesterday just for a sandwich and a coffee, I ordered a flat bread sandwich with Italian sausage and it was stunning. My partner also enjoyed her sandwich. Genuine nice owners and lovely food. If anyone is after a good choice in Italian wine this is a great place to pop in and take a look.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Six of us had a great evening in Max's. I started with a bruschetta, and it was superb. The secret of bruschetta is to use good, tasty tomatoes and these were full of flavour. My main course of spaghetti with mussels was very good, and to finish, I had pana cotta with amaretto washed down with a glass of dessert... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a lovely little place for lunch. Fresh made ciabatta sandwiches at good prices with seating. There's also a good selection of Italian wine.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Bland food, service average, nice enough people, but something's missing. I can't put my finger on it. It doesn't feel sharp, it feels sloppy. Lacking atmosphere and passion. Little engagement. Should be brimming at lunchtime, but obviously there are other choices in the area. Not something I'll be repeating.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The owners were very welcoming and friendly, offering outstanding service and delicious authentic food . Will definitely return. I recommend this little place for any occasion!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3B Monson Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: 01892 615665

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This restaurant is a real gem - as it's name suggests, genuine Italian food, really delicious and a nice atmosphere.
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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