We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A great Italian welcome with superb food!”

Mucini Italian Kitchen
Ranked #22 of 123 Restaurants in Whitstable
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $58
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to Mucini Italian Kitchen. Set in the attractive Whitstable suburb of Tankerton, on the north east coast of Kent, Mucini is a small family-run restaurant which offers a fresh approach to traditional Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. We invite you to sit comfortably in our tastefully appointed dining room where you can experience at close hand the sights, sounds and aromas of our Sicilian chef at work in the intimate open kitchen. Seating is also available outside, should you wish to dine 'al-fresco'. Why Mucini? Dining at Mucini has been described by one visitor as 'a truly theatrical experience' in recent testimonials, whereas other satified customers have described Mucini as 'an intimate restaurant with lots of character and so different from the usual high street chains'.
Whitstable, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A great Italian welcome with superb food!”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

I have been thinking about visiting this restaurant since one of my daughters told me that she had enjoyed an evening there. I should have paid this great restaurant a visit before. I have missed months of great food! We booked a table for four persons but then had to up that by another two and a small child of three. Not a problem when we phoned to change our reservation or when some of the party arrived late. Our party was certainly spread across all ages with a thee year old up to my 92 year old father in-law. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was SUBLIME and the service good. We all enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Thank You. We will be back many times - that is, if we can get a table!

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Colin T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

251 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    161
    51
    16
    13
    10
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
London
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Short Trip to Whitstable”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We booked this for a Friday as we thought it would be very popular. In fact there were only 8 other customers. The problem is this restaurant is too far from the centre of Whitstable, its a good 30 minute walk from the Town centre. The service was good and inside was fine. The food was okay but quite expensive for its location. We paid £5 for bread and olives ( £2.50 for some pieces of bread and £2.50 for a few olives). I think you could find better value for your money in the centre of town.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
3 Thank Sarberchaemm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Herne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Family night out”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

This happened to be our first wedding anniversary and we took our 3 children along with us to enjoy a night out. This restaurant had been recommended by friends.
So, a family of 5 with kids aged 13,11 and 9.
First of all we noticed that there was a specials board that we were not shown.
A plate with a bowl of olives (nice) and some oil/balsamic with bread are brought to the table. Nice warm bread but it looked like one slice cut into 6 or 7 chunks. Hmmm, 1 slice does not go far among 5.
My wife and I had starters and they tasted great but my calamari was a bit on the small side. My wife had prawns in a tomato based sauce. There was too much sauce and no bread to accompany it.
Staff were very helpful and provided a half portion of very good bolognaise for our 9 year old and our girls really enjoyed their steaks, although a couple of small bits of roast potato on their plate and a plate of cabbage between 3 (menu said veg plural) was not what teenagers describe as a big meal.
The risotto was great as was the veal.
My wife's desert of fig tart was very nice indeed however the 3 chocolate fondants were all just puddles of chocolate goo on a plate that no chef should have let out of the kitchen to paying customers. The goo tasted very nice and the girls cleaned their plates but fondant it was not.
All in all it is a restaurant that could be really good but it disappointed and to cap it all the girls said they were hungry once we got home, which is not right after a meal in an Italian restaurant. Tonight was not value for money.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Stu220
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Whitstable, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“beautiful food and wonderful service”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Visited Mucini restaurant with my husband , for the first time today . We had a wonderful Sunday lunch, I had sardines starter and lamb main which was delicious , my husband had meatball starter (best he's ever tasted) and salmon main also delicious. Service was spot on , Will definitely be eating there again , Thankyou :)

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Dawn S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“5* food, 5* service. It's a must.”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Beautifully decorated, soft on the eye. Lovely friendly staff and owner. Felt like you were the most important person in the restaurant. Food was exquisite with wonderful flavours. I can't wait to go back again. So relaxed I didn't want to leave.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Rachel38Martin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mucini Italian Kitchen also viewed

 

Been to Mucini Italian Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing