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“Wonderful!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Vesuvio

Il Vesuvio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $37
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Living around the corner from this restaurant is the best thing about being in t.wells! We always get such a warm, friendly welcome and have never had a problem getting a table on a night we wanted to go out and eat.
Maria, the rest of the family and team members are exceptional hosts and nothing is ever too much trouble. The food is brilliant, very tasty and great value for money when the portions are so large! Thank you.

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Thank Laura F
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English first
sevenoaks, kent
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb restaurant, a little bit of Italy with delightful proprietors!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

Great value original Neapolitan home cooking served by the most friendly people you could hope to meet. Wish we lived a bit closer we would eat there every day!

Visited June 2012
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“family meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

The staff are very friendly and welcoming and they really look after you it is a little dated but that would not bother us the food is just average but we had a good time.

  • Visited June 2012
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

We live in TW but had never tried Il Vesuvio. We decided on a Saturday night to go out without booking and tried this place on the spur of the moment with two of our kids. It's pretty average looking from the outside and awfully cluttered on the inside which didn't inspire confidence but we needn't have worried. The food was superb - good sized portions, good quality ingedients and very tasty. The service was both efficient and very friendly and all in all they have succeeded in making this a lovely, warm and friendly neighbourhood Italian. Well worth a visit!

PS The wine list is very good and excellent value

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank adcccdn
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Would love to bottle this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

And take it home with me. I have never been made so welcome in a restaurant, especially as this is likely to be the only time visiting. Maria and her family take so much care of you without being "too much". The food and wine both offer touches of individuality and care and the more unusual southern Italian dishes including 'nduja pasta and cannolo are patiently explained to you including their providence and served perfectly. A gratis limoncello at the meal end concludes a perfect evening out at a budget price. Go and enjoy you lucky people.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Noname1956
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