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Leaside Court Clifton Gardens, Folkestone CT20 2ED, England
01303 255 044
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Ranked #20 of 152 Restaurants in Folkestone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Myself and my wife visited this establishment on a saturday evening, and we was immediately greeted with the most friendly and welcoming staff, we was shown to a nice table for 2, where the ambience was very warming, we ordered a very nice bottle of house red wine, which was the dogs danglies. We decided to have a starter each... More 

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london
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I visited this Italian restaurant for the first time with friends for lunch. What a find! The place looks modest and unprepossessing from outside because it is semi-basement. However the restaurant is like a tardis and it has a spacious dining room. Decor is traditional and comfortable. The maitre d'hote was charming and was waiting to greet us as we... More 

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folkstone kent
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I visit the restaurant on many occasions and never been dissapointed I went last week with all my family they were also impressed, I only have one complainet the fixed price menu never changes the proprietors always make you very welcome proberly the best restaurant in Folkstone

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Folkestone, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is one of the friendliest restaurants we have visited in Folkestone, the service was excellent, there was even a few magic tricks at the end of our meal. The was delicious, we ate from the set/menu which was good value for money. We were all more than satisfied and would return to this restaurant.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I feel a little bad for the negative comments here as the people are so nice, but following a post-dinner analysis we though this had to be said. It may have been a symptom of the time of year (immediately after New Year) but what was anticipated as being a nice family meal out ended up as being a little... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Took a gamble on Trip Advisor reviews and booked the same restaurant for two separate festive meals this year.. Definitely not disappointed first one was was for a family meal for 20 special ladies. The food was lovely and though not to everyone's taste, the standard was excellent. I was definitely not in the least worried that the second visit... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We came here for a festive family meal and weren't disappointed. The food was superb- particularly the chicken cacciatore main. The waiters were attentive and friendly and made us feel very welcome. The prices were very reasonable in particular the £27 3 course meal deal. I definitely will return.

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Petworth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The food is not exceptional but the warmth of the atmosphere and the efficient friendly service make this a place to be recommended. On both occasions we have eaten there the place has been buzzing.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We Are rather boring in that we have 2 x Spaghetti Bolognese, Creme Brûlées and Irish Coffees with a bottle of house white on a fairly regular basis. The staff are VERY friendly and welcoming, the chef is excellent and the atmosphere classy. Long may it continue (we've been regular visitors for 26 years). Say no more!!

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Has been a favourite for years, the ambiance is great, the service is probably the best in Folkestone but unfortunately the prices have gone a bit steep and the food is not as good as it has been in the past

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Address: Leaside Court Clifton Gardens, Folkestone CT20 2ED, England
Phone Number: 01303 255 044
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
Cuisine: Italian

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