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“Fabulous food and a great atmosphere.”

The Averna Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 51 Restaurants in East Molesey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed January 2, 2014

I had the best sea bass that I've ever eaten and the delicious food was served by very friendly and helpful waiters in a great atmosphere.

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We visited this local Italian on Christmas Day for lunch. Surprised to see the restaurant pretty much full with a great ambience. The Set menu had a decent range of choice but not great for a member of the group that was a vegetarian. This said the waiter was very helpful and offered some vegetarian options. Food came out promptly and the star of the show was the medallion of beef in a peppercorn and redwine sauce, cooked medium it was very tasty indeed. As well as the food the staff were extremely helpful and very funny constantly breaking out into song and making the whole restaurant laugh and join in. Restaurant was very accommodating for children also. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience with good food and great service, will definitely be visiting again

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1  Thank RedIndy84
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

We found this place by luck really while visiting Hampton Court. My husband has Italian roots so we always like to try Italian restaurants wherever we go... I am new to restaurant reviews but I thought that this one is worth starting. We had really delicious meals and my husband thought it was pretty close to how his grandma used to cook back home. Portions are very generous and friendly staff made us feel very welcome. Feel like we found a little treasure ....unfortunately it is about 45 minutes drive from us, but we will definitively be back when in the area.

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Thank JIRINA H
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

Tried this restaraunt twice and can honestly say I will not go back for a third! Ordered Peppered Fillet Stake Rare and it came out looking like a chargrilled burger! Not happy!

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1  Thank BasilSFawlty
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Matteoluciano, Owner at The Averna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2013

we are sorry you were disappointed with your meal ,but i have to mention that the only peppered steak we have on our menu is,,MEDALLION OF FILLET STEAK ON A CRUSH OF PEPPERCORN ,, which is basically a steak sliced into two thinner slices [MEDALLIONS] which are coated in pepper,therefore the black appearance of the meat is the pepper coating not not sign of the meat being burnt .you are more than welcome to return to our restaurant and use advise from our experienced staff on a selection of our steaks to make the right choice for your taste .if you would like to discuss your issue further do not hesitate to contact me on my email ;avernarestaurant@googlemail.com MATTEO OWNER OF AVERNA RESTAURANT THANK YOU .

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Reviewed November 30, 2013

order the above dish and you will not be disappointed, it is absolutely divine and the portion will feed two if you think it is a bit of a pricey dish for you to order for just one

we have never eaten in, delivery only - think done it 5 times now - so cant tell you about atmosphere etc but the service of getting it to us as quick and as hot as they can is faultless, never been longer than they say they will and deliver often a lot quicker.

when it is delivery they dont skimp - they give you exactly what you would have if you ordered in the restaurant - RARE! the portions are massive also! often you got enough for 2 meals. there is good variety in the menu with veal and some serious replications of Italian cooking.

weve had quite a few of their dishes, our favs are veal with spaghetti, chicken stuffed with garlic butter sauce, pasta with bacon and broccoli. the desserts are average but you wont have enough room to eat these after the main meal! garlic bread is standard and calamari too.

however - we had one terrible experience where (i assume their cook was sick and they had emergency cover) because they made a risotto with American long gain rice rather than risotto rice - if i hadnt eaten from there before this would have been my one and only experience, frankly it is committing sacrilege.

good value, great food, committed service - just make sure you are not there when their normal cooks are!

Thank twocatsintown
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