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“Just perfect!”
Review of Vesuvius

Vesuvius
Ranked #12 of 344 Restaurants in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$49
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, 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.
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

We came for a holiday in England, but this place, made us feel like we were in the Mediterranean. We were 7 adults and 2 children and everyone's food was just incredible, maybe even better than in Italy. The staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble for them. The waiting times were longer than usual, but there is a note on the menu that warns you that the good is cooked fresh. Indeed it was, 9 different meals cooked fresh and to perfection. Pastas al Dente, Veal and Chicken dishes really succulent and tender and the Pizzas... WOW; By the time we left, it felt like we just finished Xmas dinner. Keep up the good work guys, your independent and honest approach would benefit many other businesses around the world.

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1  Thank MartinaMacek
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We ate here on Saturday (5th) and had such a good meal. Three of us had bread, olives, starters, main courses, all of superb quality, wine, beer, coffees and not one thing was out of place. The last time we were here was over a year ago, but despite the amount of time it's been since we were last here, the quality has not lapsed. This has to be one of my favourite restaurants anywhere (and I eat out a lot).
It does take a little time for the food to arrive, but I would rather that than pre-prepared food.
Any excuse to go back again.

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1  Thank LondonBobs
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Appalling service with no explanation for an appallingly long wait between courses. Good, fresh food but inadequate portions. Overpriced for an underwhelming experience

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1  Thank nickward2014
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Have been here dozens of time since it opened, it is the best Italian and restaurant in Maidstone and probably the best Italian I've been to outside of Italy. Very authentic food, recommend the pizzas and spaghetti diavola. My wife has penne alla vodka or carbonara. Free limoncello with the bill, perfection!

2  Thank CraignLou
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

A group of 7 booked a table for a friend's birthday celebration. We had heard such good reports ,that we were keen to visit ourselves. At the last moment one of our party was unable to attend due to illness. We mentioned that our party were now only 6 on arrival, and hoped that this would not prove a problem. It would seem that this very much did prove a problem, and there was a very loud tutt by our waitress who then had to go and consult someone in the kitchen before she agreed to seat us. Whether we were then being paid back for not having the extra person, but the service was dreadful. In fact no one came near us and we had to request service in every aspect of the meal. We knew that the meal would take a time to arrive and were more than happy to wait as we appreciated the fact that the dishes as made and cooked on order, but the amount of time we had to wait to give our order was way too long. When the meals arrived most of us were pleased with what we had selected, except one of us who wasn't happy with her calamari. We did bring it to the attention of the waitress, and although she consulted the owner there was no offer of replacing the meal with another choice, or indeed offering any kind of apology. Our group eat out regularly and we don't think we will be visiting Vesuvius again in a hurry.

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Thank TESSKENT
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