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“A taste of Italy close to home”
Review of Il Vesuvio

Il Vesuvio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $39
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A taste of Italy close to home”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

An absolutely delightful evening spent with wonderful service, delicious good, perfect atmosphere. You'll need to book early to ensure a table, but it's well worth it and tremendous value for money with an extensive authentically Italian menu. Customers travel from afar to dine here and once you have experienced the unique ambience, it is easy to see why!

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“authentic food and really friendly service”
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Now that we have discovered this place I am sure we will become regulars! The menu choices are great - something for everyone. Service was very welcoming and friendly. It's easy to park in the little car park almost opposite. Prices were reasonable. Cannot wait to go back again.

Visited March 2014
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Il goodfoodio”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

A family run restaurant with good reasonably priced wholesome homemade food.Mama and daughter out front and the men in the kitchen.

  • Visited February 2014
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food in a most welcoming restaurant”
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
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Lovely old-fashioned Italian”
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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