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Max's Genuine Italian Food

3B Monson Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1LS, England
01892 615665
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: This restaurant is a real gem - as it's name suggests, genuine Italian food, really delicious and a nice atmosphere.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: This restaurant is a real gem - as it's name suggests, genuine Italian food, really delicious and a nice atmosphere.
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  • English first
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English first
Kent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have walked past this place (on the other side of the road) for years. Always thought it was a deli/cafe and that was it. How wrong were we. I googled Italian restaurants in Tunbridge Wells and it popped up. No pretention, just amazing Italian food and hospitality. We went for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. The... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a brilliant Deli - cum - restaurant. Deli by day - it also does lunch - and the anti pas to dish is heaven. Run by a lovely couple - Max is Italian and he brings his home town to this part of Tunbridge Wells. They have delicious, tasty foodie evenings where he will often invite people form... More

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Kent
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I’d walked past Max’s quite a few times and it always looked too small to do meals, however a move of the deli counter revealed it to have quite a few tables. It’s still small, but what a great find. We stopped by for lunch on this warm and sunny Saturday, were warmly greeted and seated at a table in... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have passed by this little trattoria so many time but today I went in. What a hidden gem, I had the Mozzarella, avocado, tomatoes and super leaves, all dressed with balsamic vinegar, just right for lunch. I asked for water to drink and Max said tap water? well that's a first in a restaurant. I listened whilst Max was... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A superb evening of fine dining and great wine. Max was both interesting and informative and the kitchen certainly did us proud. For a true taste of Italy combined with great hospitality you need look no further than this gem in RTW.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Happened upon this hidden gem thanks to Google Maps and I'm so pleased we did. This is a jewel in an desert of identikit chains. Local, family-owned with food made almost in front of you - what is not to like. The prices reflect the care and quality of both staff and food, and the result is more than worth... More

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kent
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This really does feel like the locals' favourite place to eat in a small Italian town. Very cosy and slightly chaotic - which adds to the atmosphere. My children shared a pizza which was very cheesy (in a good way!) and OH and I both went for a pasta dish. I agree that the portions aren't vast but they are... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

A tiny, quite pretty little place near to where we live and we so wished it had been better as we would be regulars. As it was, we found it grossly overpriced. £12 and £13 is a lot to pay for what was essentially a plate of rice and a plate of pasta. The game risotto was flavourless and there... More

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Tunbridge Wells
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is a small, comfortable restauarant offering delicious food served by a wonderful host - marvelous. I would have liked a bit more on the plate but then again I am a bit of a glutton :-)

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

We have stopped off here several times when we have been visiting Tunbridge Wells and although only relatively small premises the welcome hospitality, and food are not to be missed. Strongly recommend a visit.

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