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“Hidden gem but won't appeal to all”
Review of Il Camino

Il Camino
Ranked #17 of 106 Restaurants in Maldon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Booked in advance and visited on a Saturday night, after following the unusual protocol of knocking to be allowed in(!) we were pleasantly surprised to find the room was full meaning there was a very good atmosphere throughout. The menu I would describe as rustic Italian (similar to Jamie's Italian in that respect). Great selection of meat and fish dishes such as rabbit and venison and no pizza in sight. We had grilled peppers and cappelletti to start, both well cooked with excellent sauces. Food can take a while to come out but is clearly cooked to order. Mains of steak and lamb shank were equally pleasant. Good wine list and pleasant service made for an enjoyable meal, but not for those used to pizza express I would suggest.

2  Thank terryhey
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

This restaurant has a menu where gluten free dishes are clearly identified. The food was delicious and there was a good selection of wine. Having visited the restaurant a few times now, the staff have always been very helpful and the chef happy to adapt the vegetarian options to accommodate a customer who is unable to eat garlic. Will visit again.

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4  Thank June C
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Had a lovely, romantic meal for two recently. The food was delicious, maybe a little longer to wait for it as its cooked fresh to order, but worth the wait. Took advantage of the 2 for 1 offer, the waitress was polite and very attentive, maybe would have been nice to be offered a bigger table as midweek it was quiet and not full. Would definately go again.

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2  Thank alisonp40
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

booked a table for my birthday. when we got there, was told there was no booking. manager was rude telling me i was a lier i didnt book. checked my phone and what a surprise it was the right number for il camino. been there before food was ok. slow service. thought give it another go to find staff and manager so rude. if you know wants best dont go here.

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Thank Melanie H
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Absolutely beautiful meal for our party of four, with two of us sharing a birthday.
We were looked after with a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival and a cake to finish our evening (with joint candles to blow out!)
Maurizio is not only a great chef but a genuinely lovely host, book a table and enjoy - week night offers leave you no excuse not too. Prezzo.... you have been left standing!

4  Thank pinkchicken
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