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“Really good food & service”
Review of Vesuvius

Vesuvius
Ranked #12 of 313 Restaurants in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$38
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Traditional Southern Italian Restaurant offering authentic Italian food, with specifically sourced Italian ingredients.Pasta, pizza, seafood, meat (including veal and our famous meatballs), desserts and coffee all available to eat in or take away. Our food is cooked fresh and express, so do take it into considerations when yo are 1 of 70-80 guests trying to eat on a Saturday night.
Ashford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Really good food & service”
Reviewed 28 January 2013

I ate here a few weeks ago, the food was delicious and the service was good if a little rushed as they were one member of staff down.
I will be going again.

  • Visited January 2013
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Maidstone
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious fresh food”
Reviewed 27 January 2013

I've tried a couple of times at the last minute to get a table for dinner without any luck so decided to check this out for lunch and booked a table for two.

We were the first first (and only) guests at 12 noon when the restaurant opened. Warmly greeted by the staff and had a chocie of tables. A cosy little family type restaurant with a great menu. I chose calamari as a starter which was cooked to perfection followed by spaghetti with clams and cherry tomatoes - a great choice. My partner had a selection of char grilled aubergines, red peppers and corgettes in olive oil and a balsamic dressing followed by what looked like a real thin crusted margherita pizza which went down a treat.

Food and drink were both reasonably priced and I will definitely come here again to try more items on the menu.

  • Visited January 2013
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Cracking Italian with real Italian food”
Reviewed 26 January 2013

We had lunch here as a family with our 2 young children and really enjoyed it. Our 3 year old ordered a starter (calamari) and although we were offered a small portion for him we went with the normal portion as this was to be his main course. There was no problem heating up baby food (like there is in lots of the chains). The service was great with the brother and sister who own the restaurant serving tables with lots of time to talk to the customers. We really enjoyed the food, it was real Italian with fresh ingredients all made to order.
Dining with young children can be hard, even the best behaved ones but we found the pace and relaxed atmosphere made for a lovely experience.
Maidstone is starved of decent restaurants, this is a great addition, we will be back.

  • Visited January 2013
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great place to eat in Maidstone”
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Great food, great wine, and service with a smile, what more could you want. This restaurant is just what Maidstone needs. . I truly hope this restaurant goes from strength to strength as It is no more than it deserves. Good value for money.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank debsmurray19
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“amazing staff and very good authentic italian food”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

me and my partner have been in this restaurant several times now and we are never disappointed. the staff is very friendly, the service is good and the food is amazing, as good as if you were in south Italy. also with lots of variety on the menu and if for example you want a different ingredient on your pizza if they have it they will do it for you. the prices are reasonable. if you go for lunch they have a set menu cheaper which is also very good.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank ramado
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