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VesuviO Restaurant & Bar

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European, English, Italian
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A6 / Park Lane, Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1LX, England
01234 783142
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The VesuviO Restaurant & Bar has been the Ciampi family business since...
The VesuviO Restaurant & Bar has been the Ciampi family business since 1987 where it originally opended in Clapham, Bedfordshire and in November 2006 it relocated to the new site, still serving our excellent traditional English and Italian cuisine. VesuviO is the beating heart of The Sharnbrook Hotelappetising all visitors from Conference Delegates to Wedding Guests to the Romantic Couple.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 127
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent!!

Service was quick. Waitresses couldn't do enough. We picked various different dishes asking if some could be slightly changed I.e.. Remove peppers, onions etc. this was not a problem! Fantastic atmosphere, beautiful scenery and perfect location. Plenty of parking, even though there was a car show... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
EasyTraveller14
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Service was quick. Waitresses couldn't do enough. We picked various different dishes asking if some could be slightly changed I.e.. Remove peppers, onions etc. this was not a problem! Fantastic atmosphere, beautiful scenery and perfect location. Plenty of parking, even though there was a car show but not a problem. Met padro pio for the first time 😃

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U.K.
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant on three occasions, each a Sunday. The roast is excellent and very good value. The service is very attentive and I look forward to my next visit. I WOULD HAVE NO HESITATION IN RECOMMENDING THIS RESTAURANT TO ANYONE.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Once again, had another great evening celebrating Valentines. The food and wine were really good and we were very full even before the awesome Zeppole desert arrived. The vocal musical entertainment was good and some great classics were played. Missed our favourite waitress but that can wait till next time!!

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england
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We attended a tribute night in the Amalfi suite. We were a table of 16. We had a great night. The tribute band were brilliant. The hot buffet was five star. The lasagne was the best I have ever tasted cooked to perfection. The whole table demolished the arrancinis and were rushing up for seconds as they tasted so good.... More 

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Bedford
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We often come here as they do a lovely roast on a Sunday and good Italian food. Great for a big group and also great to go to as a family. Staff always helpful and friendly.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Came here for dinner with friends a couple of weekends ago, and the positive about Vesuvio's is that it is inexpensive so we didn't hold back on ordering three courses! We were all trying each other's food... so I feel like I did get a broad enough experience to comment on the quality here. The calamari for starters were overcooked... More 

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VesuviOCiampi, General Manager at VesuviO Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Dorrie, thank you for taking the time to review your meal and recent experience with us, I am sorry and disappointed that you did not enjoy your meal with us. As we are a thriving, busy and popular restaurant which is compounded by our rating and reviews on tripadvisor I understand that sometimes we could get something wrong and... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We hired a room at VesuviO Restaurant for a church anniversary dinner. Ciro was very helpful in assisting with this event for 49 people, giving guidance on menu variety. A superb menu (3 course sit down meal, followed by cheese and biscuits) and catered for gluten free requests. The room was nicely presented and the evening flowed very smoothly. The... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is the 5th consecutive year we have attended this event. Since our first visit as a party of 4 our group has steadily increase each year to 19 this New Year's Eve. The Italian inspired dinner is of high quality especially when accompanied with excellent singing by Sergio. Following the 3 course dinner there is dancing (and drinking) to... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went here for a family meal. Food seemed nice. As with all hotel restaurants, it is very open and light so not cosy. The issue that let the meal down was the end service. I had noticed that most of the time the girls serving would hang around near the bar, moving when summoned to the kitchen or when the... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A lovely restaurant environment but the food often has that mass produced taste and presentation. Probably something to do with the size of the venue and numbers catered for - which is a pity.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: A6 / Park Lane, Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford  >  Sharnbrook
  • Phone Number: 01234 783142

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 80
  • Cuisine: European, English, Italian

Description

The VesuviO Restaurant & Bar has been the Ciampi family business since 1987 where it originally opended in Clapham, Bedfordshire and in November 2006 it relocated to the new site, still serving our excellent traditional English and Italian cuisine. VesuviO is the beating heart of The Sharnbrook Hotelappetising all visitors from Conference Delegates to Wedding Guests to the Romantic Couple.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?