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

Il Camino
Ranked #17 of 101 Restaurants in Maldon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Maldon, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Hidden gem but won't appeal to all”
Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

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.

Visited November 2013
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2 Thank terryhey
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely meal and helpful staff”
Reviewed 17 November 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.

  • Visited November 2013
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4 Thank June C
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essex
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very good food and service.”
Reviewed 23 September 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.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank alisonp40
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“rude”
Reviewed 21 September 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.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Melanie H
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Essex, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Lovely Birthday Meal”
Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

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!

Visited August 2013
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4 Thank pinkchicken
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