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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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8:30 am - 9:30 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great little authentic Italian!

This just reminds of discovering a wonderful little place in Italy but it is in Tunbridge Wells. We popped in for some lunch - the food is simple and classic and tastes fabulous. The service from the owners is wonderfully welcoming and we will certainly be returning to one of their evenings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
webbyc10
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This just reminds of discovering a wonderful little place in Italy but it is in Tunbridge Wells. We popped in for some lunch - the food is simple and classic and tastes fabulous. The service from the owners is wonderfully welcoming and we will certainly be returning to one of their evenings.

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Lamberhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We always use Max's Italian, especially when we're looking to impress visitors. The pesto is especially good. They always deliver on time, are generous with their portions and never fail on the quality.

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

A very nice congenial restaurant. Popped in for a light lunch. A small restaurant and because of that a quiet place to have lunch. I find that many venues are too noisy. The food was well presented and most enjoyable. The staff were most amiable and took time to chat and answer your questions. This is my second visit and... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 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
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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
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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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Additional Information about Max's Genuine Italian Food

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

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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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