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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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Today
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 9
    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
Nice Lunch

I visited this nice little place with my wife for lunch. The food was great and a really friendly reception from the staff. We were really interested in the evening menu and will be going back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Mick C
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I visited this nice little place with my wife for lunch. The food was great and a really friendly reception from the staff. We were really interested in the evening menu and will be going back.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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210 reviews 210 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
119 reviews 119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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4 reviews 4 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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