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14 Maiden Lane Centre | Lower Earley, Reading RG6 3HD, England (Formerly Med Cafe)
01189666399
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Delivery

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
closed

This italian restaurant closed down during the summer and opened as a cafe whenever I have walked passed it at various times of the day its always empty which is a shame because lower earley needs more places like this to meet friends for coffee and a catch up.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2014
Carl G
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This italian restaurant closed down during the summer and opened as a cafe whenever I have walked passed it at various times of the day its always empty which is a shame because lower earley needs more places like this to meet friends for coffee and a catch up.

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Reading, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The ambiance was lacking not - helped to be fair by a large party of rowdy girls. We couldn't hear each other We sat outside but it is not attractive - scruffy and with chinese takeaway adjacent and the smells. The food was poor to awful. The staff were friendly but the product is severely wanting. My wife had overcooked... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The ambience is lacking and the food is kind of ordinary but nice staff. Outside area is ok but a bit small and lacked upkeep.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We live very local & are so thrilled that finally there is a cafe/restaurant to dine in during the day in this area, if it's just for a coffee or a snack, or an evening meal. Excellent food, always served hot & good portion sizes. A good varied menu, extremely friendly staff who are very accommodating & welcoming. A little... More 

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Reading, Berkshire
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This place is on my door step, have only just discovered it and I've now been three times in two weeks, at different times of the day! Amazing how it takes on a different ambiance at different times of the day. I had a lovely lunch on the outside decking one day and a romantic meal inside one evening. This... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I went to Toscana for lunch after my shopping in the nearby supermarket. The place has really been thought after, with it's lovely warm colours and overall settings, you feel like in Italy! The food was nice too, good value for money (I had the warm goats cheese salad), and the waitress was welcoming, pleasant and looking well after us.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We have visited Toscana on many occasions since it first opened. During the early days they did have issues with service, however we stuck with the restaurant and can only speak from our experiences. we have visited as a couple and also as a party of 8 people. The restaurant has been full and also quiet but on both occasions... More 

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Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Went here for a Mother's Day lunch. Staff are really friendly and eager to please, and the food (which comes in very generous portions) is delicious. It seems to be a pretty family friendly place, they also have a garden for sunny days too, definitely a great little place to have nearby.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Yesterday was the third time we have used this restaurant for the third time it was awful. We were enticed by the Thursday Grill Night. The waitress advised us that the starter - a sort of meze would be devoid of roasted aubergine. No big deal, although we could have been offered a replacement dish. We ordered the mixed grill... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A really nice local restaurant which provides a nice choice if food to choose from. Service good, children made to feel welcome to. A great local restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Maiden Lane Centre | Lower Earley, Reading RG6 3HD, England (Formerly Med Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 01189666399

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 54
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?