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Treat yourself and friends to a Neapolitan dining experience at Il Vesuvio in Tunbridge Wells.

Bringing family and friends together at the dinner table is one of the most important traditions for Neapolitan people.

Our family promise you the highest quality pasta, pizza, fish, steak and seafood recipes in a comfortable air conditioned restaurant, magical atmosphere, and a familiar, friendly service.

Topped off by very affordable prices.

We look forward to seeing you soon call us on 01892 534420.
 
 
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The majority of our dishes are cooked from scratch, so please allow some extra waiting time. Our pasta is cooked ‘al Dente’, so please specify if you prefer it to be cooked a little longer.
   

ANTIPASTI – STARTERS

PANE & OLIVE or PANE & OLIO (Vegan) £2.95
Toasted Bread with Mixed Marinated Olives
(Tell us if you prefer Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar)

INSALATA PICCANTE £6.25
Refreshing yet spicy Salad with Green Leaves, Chilli, Red Onions, Tuna Chunks, Olives,
Cucumber& Black Pepper

MOZZARELLA E PROSCIUTTO £6.95
Buffalo Mozzarella, Parma Ham & Sun-dried tomatoes

PARMIGIANA DI MELANZANE (Veg) £6.75
(Traditional Recipe from Napoli)

Grilled Aubergines, Parmesan & Mozzarella, Baked in our Rich Tomato Sauce (Oven baked)

CAPRESE (Veg) £6.75
Buffalo Mozzarella with Fresh Tomatoes, Oregano, Basil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

PIZZA all'AGLIO (Vegan) £6.25
Pizza base with Garlic Oil & Rosemary
Also available with cheese - £6.75

MOZZARELLA PIZZAIOLA (Veg) £6.75
Mozzarella cooked in a Rich Tomato Sauce, Garlic Oil & Oregano

GRIGLIATA di VEGETALI (Vegan) £6.45
Grilled Courgettes, Mixed Peppers, Aubergines & Tomatoes with Parsley & Garlic Oil

AFFETTATO della CASA £6.75
Selection of Salami & Cured Meats from various Italian regions

ANTIPASTO del VESUVIO £16.95 (Starter Platter to Share for 2-3 people)
Selection of Bruschettas, Buffalo Mozzarella , Selection of Italian Salamis, Pickled Vegetables, Marinated Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

BRUSCHETTA AL POMODORO (Vegan) £4.25
Italian Bread toasted with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Oregano & freshly Chopped Cherry Tomatoes

BRUSCHETTA TRICOLORE (Veg) £6.45
Toasted Italian Bread with Pesto, Gorgonzola, Chopped Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic Oil & Oegano

BRUSCHETTA AI FUNGHI (Veg) £6.95
Toasted Italian Bread with Mushroom Cream (Mascarpone Cheese, Double Cream), Melting Smoked Buffalo Mozzarella, finished with a Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

BIANCHETTI FRITTI £6.45
Fried Whitebait served with our very own caper mayonnaise, Salad & Lemon

CRESPELLA di GRANCHIO £7.75
Savoury Pancake filled with Crab Meat, Baby Prawns, Ricotta Cheese, Spinach, Cream & Parmesan

GAMBERONI DEL GUARRACINO £7.75
King Prawns sautéed in Butter, White Wine, Chilli & Garlic, served with a slice of Toasted Italian Bread with Fresh Garlic Oil

CALAMARI ALLA ROMANA £6.75
Fried & Battered Squid (Milk & Flour), Served with Chilli Mayonnaise

ALICI MARINATE £6.45
Marinated Anchovies in Olive Oil & White Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic, Parsley & Hot Chilli, served with Toasted Bread

SAUTEE di MARE £7.75
Warm Fresh Seafood Salad (Mussels, Clams, Calamari, Prawns) Olive Oil, Garlic, Parsley, White Wine & a Hint of Chilli.

ZUPPE – SOUPS

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MINESTRONE CASALINGO (Vegan) £ 6.75
Traditional Italian Soup with 12 freshly diced Vegetables, Garlic, Olive Oil & a hint of Chilli
Vegetables: Potato, Carrots, Tomato, Green Beans, Peas, Courgettes, Borlotti Beans, Celery, Spinach, Onion, Leek, Savoy Cabbage, Parsley & Basil (Also available with Basil Pesto)

ZUPPA DI FAGIOLI £ 6.75
(Traditional Recipe from Napoli)
Borlotti Beans Soup with Carrots, Celery, Onion, Garlic, Hot Chilly, Parsley, Pancetta, Red Wine & a dash of Tomato Sauce
(Also (Vegan) if you ask to leave out the pancetta)

PRIMI PIATTI – PASTA DISHES

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GNOCCHI SORRENTO (Veg) £9.25
(Traditional Recipe from Napoli - Oven Baked)
Traditional Pasta Dumplings with Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, & Parmesan

LASAGNA £8.95
Layers of Homemade Pasta Sheets filled with Besciamelle Sauce (contains Nutmeg), Mozzarella, Bolognese Sauce, Parmesan & Basil

CRESPOLINE £9.75
Homemade Crépes with Ricotta, Mozzarella, Ham with Pink Creamy Tomato Sauce

VEGETERIAN CRESPOLINE (Veg) £9.75
With Ricotta, Mozzarella, Spinach covered by a Pink Creamy Tomato Sauce

PENNE ALLA VODKA £9.75
Shaped Pasta with Onion, Vodka, Cream, Chilli Butter, Pancetta & Rich Tomato Sauce
(Also (Veg) if you ask to take out the Pancetta)

RISOTTO AI FUNGHI (V) £10.45
Arborio Rice with Porcini Mushrooms, Mixed Mushrooms, Saffron, Parmesan, Black Pepper, Scamorza Cheese (Smoked Mozzarella) & Parsley
(Also (Vegan) if you ask to leave out Parmesan and Scamorza Cheese.

RISOTTO AI FRUTTI DI MARE £10.95
Traditional Italian Risotto (Arborio Rice) with Mussels, Clams, Calamari, Prawns, Parsley & Cherry Tomatoes

SPAGHETTI AL POMODORO (Vegan) £7.25
Spaghetti with Napoli tomato sauce & Basil

SPAGHETTI AL PESTO (Veg) £7.25
Spaghetti with Pesto Genovese

SPAGHETTI CARBONARA £9.75
Spaghetti with Olive Oil, Onions, Pancetta, Cream, Eggs & Parmesan

SPAGHETTI ALLA PUTTANESCA £9.75
Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce, Anchovies Garlic, Capers, Black Olives
(Also (Vegan) if you ask to take out the Anchovies)

SPAGHETTI A VONGOLE £11.95
(Traditional Recipe from Napoli)
Spaghetti with Clams, Olive Oil, Chilli Butter, Garlic, Parsley , White Wine & Cherry Tomatoes

SPAGHETTI AI FRUTTI DI MARE £11.95
Spaghetti with Seafood (Mussels, Clams, Squid, Prawns), Tomato Sauce, White Wine, Parsley, Garlic & Olive Oil

SPAGHETTI DIAVOLA (VERY HOT) £10.95
Spaghetti with HOT ‘Nduja Spicy Sausage Pate’, Parsley, Onions & Tomato Sauce

FETTUCCINE EGG PASTA ALLA BOLOGNESE £10.45
Fettuccine Egg Pasta with Minced Beef, Red Wine, Onion, Celery, Carrots & Tomato

FETTUCCINE EGG PASTA GORGONZOLA (Veg) £10.45
Fettuccine Egg Pasta with Gorgonzola Cheese, Cream, topped with Fresh Rocket Leaves


PIZZA

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MARGHERITA (Veg) £9.00
(Traditional Recipe from Napoli)
Authentic Neapolitan Pizza with Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce & Basil

QUATTRO FORMAGGI £10.00
4 Italian Cheeses Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Goats Cheese, Parmesan & Fresh Rocket

PROSCIUTTO E FUNGHI £10.00
Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Cotto Ham, Mushrooms, Black Olives & Fresh Basil

VEGETARIANA (Veg) £10.00
Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Peppers, Red Onions & Courgettes, finished with Garlic Oil

VESUVIO £10.00
Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Spicy Italian Salami, Black Olives, Red Onion, Hot Chilli & Fresh Basil

FIORENTINA £11.00
Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Spinach, Egg (How would you like the egg cooked?)

CRUDO & MASCARPONE £12.00
Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Mascarpone Cheese, Parma Ham & Garlic Oil

CALZONE NAPOLETANO £12.00
Folded, Half-moon Pizza filled with Mozzarella, Tomato & Ricotta Sauce, Ham & Spicy Salami

TONNO E POMODORO £10.00
Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Tuna Chunks, Black Olives, Red Peppers, Red Onion & Garlic Oil

CAMPAGNOLA £10.00
Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Anchovies, Capers, Black Olives, Red Onion & Garlic Oil

CAPRICCIOSA £11.00
Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Artichokes, Cotto Ham Spicy Salami, Mushrooms & Olives & Garlic Oil

MONELLO £11.00
Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Italian Salami, Ham, Sundried Tomatoes & Olives (This pizza has no tomato sauce)


SECONDI PIATTI CARNE – MEAT DISHES

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POLPETTE DELLA NONNA £10.95
(Grandma’s Recipe)
Minced Beef Meatballs with Breadcrumbs, Eggs, Garlic and Parmesan in a Rich Tomato Sauce
(Would you prefer Roast Potatoes or Spaghetti?)

SCALOPPINA DI VITELLO £15.45
Veal Escalope with Mushrooms, White Wine, Mascarpone Cheese, Cream, Salt, Black Pepper
served with Roasted Potatoes & Salad

VITELLO AL LIMONE £15.45
Veal coated in Flour sautéed in a Buttery Lemon Sauce & Olive Oil, served with Roasted Potatoes & Salad

SALTINBOCCA SORRENTINA £15.95
(Traditional Recipe from Napoli)
Veal Escalopes with Sage, Parma Ham, Mozzarella, Served with Roasted Potatoes & Salad

POLLO ALLA CACCIATORA £11.95
Pan-fried Chicken with Olive Oil, Garlic, Onion, Pancetta, Cherry Tomatoes, Chilli, White Wine & Parsley, served with Roasted Potatoes

POLLO ALLA CREMA DI FUNGHI £11.95
(This recipe contains Mascarpone Cheese) Pan-fried Chicken Breast with Creamy Mushroom
Sauce, served with Roasted Potatoes

BISTECCA PIZZAIOLA £16.45
(Traditional recipe from Napoli)
British Sirloin Steak with Tomatoes Sauce, Olive Oil, Garlic, Oregano, served with Roast Potatoes & Salad (How would you like your steak cooked?)

BISTECCA AGLIO E PREZZEMOLO £16.45
British Sirloin Steak with Olive Oil, Garlic, Parsley, served with Roast Potatoes & Salad
(How would you like your steak cooked?)


SECONDI PIATTI PESCE – FISH DISHES

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COZZE ALLA MARINARA £7.50
Mussels with Olive Oil, Garlic, Chilli Butter, White Wine & Tomato Sauce
(Also available without Tomato Sauce)

CALAMARI ALLA GRIGLIA £10.45
Char-grilled Squid with our Lemon & Parsley Dressing, served on a bed of Salad.

FRITTURA di MARE MISTA £13.95
Deep Fried, Battered Prawns, Calamari & Whitebait
(in Flour & Milk), served with Chilli Mayo & Lemon

SALMONE DEL GOLFO £13.75
Pan-fried Salmon Fillet in Breadcrumbs & Garlic, served on a bed of Sautéed Courgettes, French Beans & Red Onions

GAMBERONI DIAVOLA £13.95
King Praws sautéed in Butter, White Wine, Chilli & Garlic, served with a slice of Toasted Bread with Garlic OilKing Prawns sautéed in Tomato Sauce, Olive Oil, Brandy, Chilli & Garlic, served with Roast Potatoes, Italian Bread with Garlic Oi

PESCE SPADA IN SALSA VERDE £14.95
Grilled Swordfish Steak with our Green Sauce
(Garlic, Olive Oil, Parsley, Capers, Lemon Juice, Anchovies, Salt & Black Pepper), served on a bed of Mixed Salad

SPIGOLA AL FORNO £15.45
Oven-Baked Sea-bass with Garlic, Lemon, Olive Oil, Rosemary, served Potatoes & Salad. (Also available already filleted)

SPIGOLA AL CARTOCCIO £16.45
Parcel-Baked Sea bass Fillets with our special Seafood Sauce (Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mussels,
Clams, White Wine, Parsley & Garlic), served with Roast Potatoes

COCCETTO DI PESCE £16.95
Fresh Mussels, Clams, Prawns, Calamari, Sea-bass, Monkfish Chunks, Sword Fish Chunks & Cod Chunks, cooked in a mildly Spicy Tomato Sauce & served with Toasted Bread

CONTORNI – SIDE DISHES

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INSALATA VERDE (Veg) £2.95
Mixed Leave, Cucumber, Radicchio Rosso

INSALATA MISTA (Veg) £3.55
Mixed Salads, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Cucumber, Olives, Olive Oil & White Balsamic Vinegar

INSALATA POMODORI & CIPOLLE (Veg) £3.55
Fresh Tomatoes, Red Onions, Mixed Olives, Oregano, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Salt

INSALATA DI RUCOLA (Veg) £3.95
Rocket with shavings of Parmesan, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

PATATE CUBETTI (Veg) £3.55
Roasted Potatoes with Garlic, Olive Oil, Salt, Black Pepper

PATATE FRITTE (Veg) £2.95
Chips

FAGIOLINI e POMODORINI (Veg) £3.55
French Beans, Olive Oil, Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic, Salt & Black Pepper

FUNGHI TRIFOLATI (Veg) £3.55
Panfried Mushrooms with Olive Oil, Garlic, Parsley & Salt (Also available with Tomato Sauce)

ZUCCHINI FRITTI (Veg) £3.95
(Traditional Recipe from Napoli)
Zucchini Fritti Flour, Salt & Black Pepper

SPINACI CREMOSI £3.55
Sautéed Fresh Spinach in Cream & Garlic

SELEZIONE DI FORMAGGI (Veg) £7.75
Selection of Italian Cheeses with Crackers


DESSERT

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Here is a sample of our dessert menu..we have many more, please ask

TIRAMISU £5.00
Traditional Italian dessert

PANNACOTTA FRUTTI DI BOSCO £5.00

Vanilla Pannacotta with mixed berries compote

PANNACOTTA AL CIOCCOLATO £5.00
Chocolate Pannacotta with chocolate sauce

AFFOGATO AL CAFFEE’ £5.00
Vanilla ice cream with a shot of hot espresso poured over

PROFETTEROLES £5.00
Profiteroles filled with whipped cream and chocolate sauce

CANNOLO SICILIANO £5.00
Tube of pastry filled with ricotta made from sheep’s milk, sugar, chocolate and pistachio’s dust

PASTIERA NAPOLETANA £5.00
(Ancient Napolitan Delicacy)
Shortcrust pastry, wheat (cooked in milk and lemon zest), sweet ricotta, sugar, eggs, orange & vanilla essence

TORTA DELLA NONNA £5.00
Layers of shortcrust pastry filled with Lemon flavoured patisserie cream and decorated with pine nuts, dusted with icing sugar

SORPRESA AL CIOCCOLATO £5.00
Hot chocolate pudding with melted center and vanilla ice cream

ICE CREAM £4.50
Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Hazelnuts, Pistachio

...and a lot more desserts available, please enquire.

Service charge is not added to your bill.

 
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Fine Italian restaurant in Tunbridge Wells Kent serving traditional Neapolitan pasta, pizza, steak, seafood and fine wine. Within easy reach of Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Crowborough