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“Warm and friendly”
Review of Il Vesuvio

Il Vesuvio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $38
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Warm and friendly”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

It was so nice to eat at an Italian restaurant that's not a soulless chain. There is a warm welcome and the staff are charming and efficient. It is incredibly family friendly if you have children and the food is good...especially the pizzas.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Kirsten B
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lovely family, ordinary food”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Have eaten here three times over the past year, and we always receive a very warm welcome and lovely service. However, the food is nothing special. Pretty standard Italian fare, with no style or distinction.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Rennee M B
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A lunctime family visit for dad's birthday”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

A great little restaurant with an extensive menu, real Italian staff and a friendly attitude. We went on a Saturday lunchtime with my wife & 2 children (6 & 9) and we all had a great meal. Decent sized portions, proper thin based pizzas, tasty mussels and good wine. Overall a highly recommended experience.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank johnjohn5964
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England
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good food, sensible prices”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We chose thsi restaurant whist in Tunbridge Wells because of the reviews on tripadvisor. We were a family party of four booked in on a very busy Friday night. The sign outside said that the restaurant was fully booked always a good sign.
Service was attentive and not overbearing.
Starters chosen were the bruschetta, whitebait plus grigliata vegetali (grilled vegetables). All were eaten up without complaint.. I would say though that the portions are large and if I had known that I might have then stuck to just a main course.
Main courses were Minced meat balls on a bed of spaghetti. This looked a bit strange as there were only two very large meat balls about the size of tennis balls.However, they were very tasty and nothing was left. My choice was the pan fried chicken breat with a creamy mushroom sauce. Unfortunately although the mushroom sauce was delicious the chicken was overcooked and tough. So not the best. We did think that the menu is far too lextensive. One of my pet hates is that these establishment then can't possibly get everything right. The atmosphere was great we enjoyed the buzz and people were definately enjoying themselves.
So on the whole we would recommend this restaurant but owners if you read this please reduce your menu. Too much choice is overwhelming.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank lindylou49
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Surrey
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Looking forward to our next visit”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Very enjoyable lunch with a varied menu & excellent food. The menu has something for everyone from pizza to mussels, veal or fish. The desserts are delicious and the service friendly.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Bram221
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