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“Pricey”
Review of Tuscan Kitchen Rye

Tuscan Kitchen Rye
Ranked #16 of 113 Restaurants in Rye
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$55
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Tuscan Kitchen is a small Osteria where you can taste all the flavours of food and and wine of the Tuscan region. Home to Florentine chef Franco, authentic and true to the Tuscan tradition you are transported to the backstreets of Florence and Siena. As in an historic Tuscan Osteria the atmosphere is convivial. The restaurant is rustic and simple with only 11 tables ensures an intimate atmosphere with conviviality and enjoyment of eating drinking together.
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I didn't think much of the place.

Old fashioned menu, that involves 3 courses. The portions were small, and not well cooked.

Its a dark dreary restaurant, with not much to recommend it.

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2  Thank Darcy2
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TuscanKitchen, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear Darcy2,
In response to your Tripadvisor review, I would like to explain that we are striving to reflect authentic Italian dining, and this is the way a menu is structured in Italy, but as we state clearly on the menu there is no requirement to order a specific number of courses.
The Tuscan Kitchen is housed in a 15th Century Listed building but we have created an extra seating space at the rear of the restaurant which is light and airy and leads onto our courtyard.
It is always disappointing to receive such negative feedback, especially as an independent family run restaurant we really do care about pleasing our diners.
Lucy & Gerardo Avena

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

A completely charming town, cobblestone streets, lovely old houses. Adding to its charms is The Tuscan Kitchen. Not easy to find worthwhile Italian food in England, but here it is. Cute place, warm welcome (having an Italian wife helps), nice menu, very good service.
Michael F

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1  Thank michael f
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TuscanKitchen, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear Michael F,
Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback, we really do appreciate it!
We hope to welcome you back to the Tuscan Kitchen soon.
Lucy & Gerardo Avena

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We had an amazing dinner at this authentic Italian restaurant, food and staff were amazing and very accommodating - even candles on my partners dessert to embarrass him sufficiently. They tailored a meal for us to be more spicy and meaty as neither of us ate fish and the Limoncello was great!!! We would highly recommend and will definitely be back!!

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1  Thank LennyB1
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TuscanKitchen, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear Lenny B1,
Thank you for your lovely review, we are delighted that you and your partner enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to welcome you back to the Tuscan Kitchen soon.
Lucy & Gerardo Avena

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Had meal on 19th June,wonderful authentic Italian food at reasonable price served by Tony and excellent staff

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3  Thank fkeddie
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TuscanKitchen, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear fkeddie,
Thank you for your lovely review, Tony was especially delighted!! We hope to welcome you back to the Tuscan Kitchen the next time you visit Rye.
Lucy & Gerardo Avena

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

The setting is quintessentially English olde town, with dark wood beams aplenty, but the restaurant experience is authentically Italian; great food, great service.
The menu is structured with starters, a pasta course followed by mains, which was a little daunting for a small appetite - but there was no problem going straight into the main.
DH had sea bass, my lamb in spinach crust was utterly delicious and tender. Having skipped starter, I couldn't resist the vanilla panacotta to finish.
Old school service (in a good way), complementary shots of amaretto with the bill. Popular mid-week, we were lucky to get a table without a reservation. Very convenient location whilst staying at The George.

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TuscanKitchen, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear esbe59,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we are delighted with your wonderful feedback. We hope to welcome you back to the Tuscan Kitchen the next time you visit Rye.
Lucy & Gerardo Avena

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