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“Wonderful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vesuvius

Vesuvius
26 Lower Stone Street | ME15 6LD, Maidstone ME15 6LX, England
01622664969
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Ranked #12 of 223 Restaurants in Maidstone
Price range: $14 - $62
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Traditional Southern Italian Restaurant offering authentic Italian food, with specifically sourced Italian ingredients.Pasta, pizza, seafood, meat (including veal and our famous meatballs), desserts and coffee all available to eat in or take away. Our food is cooked fresh and express, so do take it into considerations when yo are 1 of 70-80 guests trying to eat on a Saturday night.
London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Visited Vesuvius for the second time last night, and was almost worried that the fantastic meal I had there a few weeks ago was just a fluke. It wasn't. It's such a treat that we now have such an authentic offering as Vesuvius in Maidstone. I do like Pizza Express etc on the other side of town, but I would struggle now to find a reason to not go here instead. Delicious, fresh and well priced food all served with a smile and accompanied by a decent wine list. What more could you ask for?!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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“Authentic Italian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Visited this restaurant for the first time yesterday lunchtime, intrigued by the TA reviews from others - virtually all of which were very favourable. Could it be true in Maidstone !?
Yes it is I'm glad to say!
We (there were three of us) have eaten in a lot of Italian cities and there's no doubt about it, Vesuvius would fit in very easily and do very well in any of them (whether it was Rome or a small town). It's a very friendly place, one feels immediately at ease. The food is very well cooked and genuine ('authentic' if you prefer). The set lunch options (there are 4) were excellent in quality and are extremely good value at £9.95.The two dishes I had from the main menu were also quite delightful. In addition, 'proper' focaccia as good as any in a Roman side street was available. It was a delightful lunch
We were impressed. Its growing reputation seems very well deserved. We determine to return on a regular basis to try as many dishes on the main menu as we can.
We had an informative and friendly chat with Alessandro, one of the owners which was a considerable bonus, and which the various chains do not/cannot replicate.
Lucky Maidstone to have such a place - at last !

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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IlVesuvioRestaurant, Owner at Vesuvius, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
It was a real pleasure to chat with you and to see that you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon. Ciao Alessandro
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Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
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“Great food as ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We try to come here if we can once a month as the food is delicious. As ever we had the full works, wine, starters, mains, side dishes etc... and we were not disappointed. The staff are always very friendly and the atmosphere has a very relaxed chilled out family feel to it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I've visited this restaurant twice now - once with friends and once with family. The food is superb and the service is friendly and efficient. Forget the chain restaurants at the other end of town - this is authentic Italian and at very reasonable prices. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kent, UK
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“At Last”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

At Last an authentic Italian Restaurant, no chain involved.

We visited Vesuvius for the first time on the 16th March and plan to return soon.

There is something for everyone here, informal but surprisingly intimate as well.

Good value, great tasting and well presented food and wine with extravagant wines/champagne should you desire.

There were 4 of us, e each had three courses with wine ( 3 caraffes of average house white) and bill came to £135 including a well deserved tip

We hope Vesuvius will be successful and set a precedent for future restaurant oportunities in the town at the expense of the big boys.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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