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“Great food in a most welcoming restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Vesuvio

Il Vesuvio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $39
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Great food in a most welcoming restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

Il Vesuvio is our favourite restaurant. The delicious food is authentically Italian, beautifully cooked with the freshest ingredients and amazing value for money. We have been regulars for more than a year and we are treated like members of the family by Franco, Maria and all their lovely staff. The specials menu is imaginative and constantly changing, reflecting seasonal produce, and all portions are generous.The excellent wine list has wines to complement any meal. Just ask Franco or Angelo for their recommendation. If you want to eat well in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere this is the place to go. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Lovely old-fashioned Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

Not blingy, not flashy, not particularly smart. Just terrific well-priced food served by charming friendly genuine people in a cosy little restaurant from the mid-1990s. Great for families, great (on Valentine's eve) for couples. Very very happy to have found such a good local restaurant.

  • Visited February 2014
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Matfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“It's like the best Italian home-cooked food ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

When you walk into Il Vesuvio's you're greeted like a long lost friend. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. The menu is varied but not pretentious and i have never eaten anything there that was not absolutely delicious. Try the Pollo alla crema di funghi and you know what I'm talking about. A simple pizza is just as fantastic, so save that for your next visit! I have recommended this place to plenty of people and all came back really grateful afterwards. Thanks, Maria and Franco!!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Harriet K
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“Just like home to me!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

I am Italian myself and I have been coming to this restaurant for years... I always have the bolognese and the capesante, both absolutely delicious everytime. I would never be without this restaurant..
The food is always amazing and you can never fault it.. It reminds me of Italy, like I never left!
A big big thank you to Franco and Maria for their always kindness and hospitality... Like I said, it's just like being at home!!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Valeriavarilotta
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

I have been here loads of times and will never stop coming!
Cannot fault the food and the staff are so friendly and welcoming; For what you get the price is really good value.
Can't believe the bad reviews below... Must have been having a bad day when they visited!

  • Visited February 2014
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