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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.
   
We have Gluten Free pasta and desserts available all the time as well as Vegan Ice Cream
   
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ANTIPASTI – STARTERS

PANE & OLIVE or PANE & OLIO (Veg)(Vegan) £3.95
Toasted Bread with Mixed Marinated Olives or
Toasted Bread with Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar

INSALATA PICCANTE £6.75 (Vegan without the Tuna)
Salad with Green Leaves, Chili, Cherry Tomato, Red Onions, Tuna Chunks, Olives, Cucumber, Sweetcorn, Pickeld, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Black Pepper

MOZZARELLA E PROSCIUTTO £7.25
Buffalo Mozzarella, Parma Ham, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Sun-dried Tomatoes

PARMIGIANA DI MELANZANE (Veg) £6.95
(Traditional Recipe from Napoli)

Layers of fried Aubergines, Parmesan & Mozzarella, Oven-baked in our Rich Tomato Sauce

CAPRESE (Veg) £6.95
Buffalo Mozzarella with Fresh Tomatoes, Oregano, Fresh Basil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

PIZZA all'AGLIO (Veg)(Vegan) £6.45
Pizza base with Garlic Oil & Rosemary
Also available with cheese - £7.75

MOZZARELLA PIZZAIOLA (Veg) £7.25
Mozzarella cooked in a Rich Tomato Sauce, Garlic Oil & Oregano

GRIGLIATA di VEGETALI (Veg)(Vegan) £6.75
Grilled Courgettes, Mixed Peppers, Aubergines & Tomatoes with Parsley & Garlic Oil

AFFETTATO della CASA £6.95
Selection of Salami & Cured Meats from various Italian regions

ANTIPASTO del VESUVIO £19.95 (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) £4.95
Italian Bread toasted with freshly Chopped Cherry Tomatoes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic & Oregano

BRUSCHETTA TRICOLORE (Veg) £6.75
Toasted Italian Bread with Pesto, Gorgonzola, Chopped Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic Oil & Oegano

BRUSCHETTA AI FUNGHI (Veg) £7.25
Toasted Italian Bread with Mushroom Cream (Mascarpone Cheese, Double Cream), Melting Smoked Buffalo Mozzarella, finished with a Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

BIANCHETTI FRITTI £6.75
Fried Whitebait, coated with Breadcrumbs, served with our very own Caper Mayonnaise, Salad & Lemon

CRESPELLA di GRANCHIO £7.85
Savory Pancake filled with Fresh White Crab Meat, Baby Prawns, Ricotta Cheese, Spinach, Cream & Parmesan

GAMBERONI DEL GUARRACINO £7.85
King Prawns sautéed in Butter, White Wine, Chilli & Garlic, served with a slice of Toasted Italian Bread with Fresh Garlic Oil

CALAMARI ALLA ROMANA £6.95
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 £7.95
Sautéed Seafood, Mussels, Clams, Calamari, Prawns, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Parsley,
White Wine & a Hint of Chili.

ZUPPE – SOUPS

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MINESTRONE CASALINGO (Veg) (Vegan) £ 7.25
Traditional Italian Soup with freshly diced Vegetables, Tomato Sauce & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Could Contain: Potato, Carrots, Tomato, Green Beans, Peas, Courgette, Borlotti Beans, Celery, Spinach, Onion & Parsley

ZUPPA DI FAGIOLI £7.25
(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) £10.25
(Traditional Recipe from Napoli - Oven Baked)
Traditional Pasta Dumplings with Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, & Parmesan
(Vegan cheese available)

LASAGNA £9.75
Homemade Layers of Egg Pasta Sheets filled with Bolognese Sauce, Mozzarella, Parmesan & Basil

CRESPOLINE £10.25
Homemade Crépes with Ricotta, Mozzarella, Ham with Pink Creamy Tomato Sauce

VEGETERIAN CRESPOLINE (Veg) £10.25
With Ricotta, Mozzarella, Spinach covered by a Pink Creamy Tomato Sauce & Parmesan

PENNE ALLA VODKA £10.25
Pasta with Onion, Vodka, Cream, Pancetta& Rich Tomato Sauce, topped with fresh Rocket Leaves
(Also (Veg) if you ask to take out the Pancetta)

RISOTTO AI FUNGHI (Veg) £11.95
Arborio Rice with Porcini Mushrooms, Mixed Mushrooms, Saffron, Parmesan, Black Pepper, Scamorza Cheese (Smoked Mozzarella) & Parsley
((Dairy Free/Vegan, ask to take out Cheese e Butter)

RISOTTO AI FRUTTI DI MARE £12.95
Traditional Italian Risotto (Arborio Rice) with Mussels, Clams, Calamari, Prawns, Hint of Chilli, Parsley & Cherry Tomatoes

SPAGHETTI AL POMODORO (Vegan) £8.45
Spaghetti with rich tomato sauce & Basil

SPAGHETTI AL PESTO (Veg) £8.45
Spaghetti with Pesto Genovese, Basil, Dairy, Parmesan & Pinenuts

CARBONARA CREMOSA £10.25
Spaghetti with Olive Oil, Onions, Pancetta, Double Cream, Eggs & Parmesan

SPAGHETTI ALLA PUTTANESCA £10.25
Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce, Anchovies Garlic, Capers, Black Olives & Parsley
(Also (Vegan) if you ask to take out the Anchovies)

SPAGHETTI A VONGOLE £12.95
(Traditional Recipe from Napoli)
Spaghetti with Clams, Olive Oil, Chilli Butter, Garlic, Parsley , White Wine & Cherry Tomatoes

SPAGHETTI AI FRUTTI DI MARE £12.95
Spaghetti with Seafood Mussels, Clams, Squid, Prawns, Tomato Sauce, White Wine, Parsley,
Garlic, Hint of Chilli & Olive Oil

SPAGHETTI DIAVOLA (VERY HOT) £11.95
(Traditional Recipe from Calabria)
Spaghetti with HOT 'Nduja Spicy Sausage PATE', Onions, Tomato Sauce & Parsley

FETTUCCINE ALLA BOLOGNESE £10.95
Fettuccine Pasta with English Minced Beef, Red Wine, Onion, Celery, Carrots & Tomato

FETTUCCINE GORGONZOLA (Veg) £10.95
Fettuccine Pasta with Gorgonzola Cheese, Cream, topped with Fresh Rocket Leaves


PIZZA

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MARGHERITA (Veg) (Vegan cheese available) £10.00
(Traditional Recipe from Napoli)
Authentic Neapolitan Pizza with Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce & Basil

QUATTRO FORMAGGI £11.00
4 Italian Cheeses Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Goats Cheese, Parmesan & Fresh Rocket

PROSCIUTTO E FUNGHI £11.00
Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Cooked Ham, Mushrooms

VEGETARIANA (Veg) (Vegan cheese available) £11.00
Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Peppers, Red Onions & Courgettes, finished with Garlic Oil

VESUVIO £11.00
Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Spicy Italian Salami, Black Olives, Red Onion & Hot Chilli

FIORENTINA £11.95
Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Spinach, Egg

CRUDO & MASCARPONE £13.00
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 £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 (This pizza has no tomato sauce) £11.00
Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Italian Salami, Cooked Ham, Sundried Tomatoes & Olives

FRUTTI DI MARE £15.00
Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Mussels, Clams, Calamari, Prawns & Garlic Oil

BUFALINA £13.00
(Traditional Recipe from Napoli)
Authentic Neapolitan Pizza with Bufalo Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Parmesan & Fresh Basil


SECONDI PIATTI CARNE – MEAT DISHES

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POLPETTE DELLA NONNA £11.95
(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 topped with Mushrooms, White Wine, Cream, Mascarpone Cheese, Salt, Black Pepper,
served with Roast Potato, Rosemery & Salad

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

SALTINBOCCA SORRENTINA £15.95
(Traditional Recipe from Napoli)
Veal topped with Parma Ham, Mozzarella, Served with Roasted Potato, Rosemery & Salad

POLLO ALLA CACCIATORA £12.95
Pan-fried Chicken with Pancetta, Olive Oil, Garlic, Onion, Cherry Tomatoes, Hint of Chilli, Flour, White Wine & Parsley, served with Roast Potato, Rosemery& Salad

POLLO ALLA CREMA DI FUNGHI £12.95
(This recipe contains Mascarpone Cheese) Pan-fried Chicken Breast with Creamy Mushroom
Sauce, served with Roasted Potatoes, Rosemery & Salad

BISTECCA PIZZAIOLA £16.95
(Traditional recipe from Napoli)
British Sirloin Steak with Tomatoes Sauce, Olive Oil, Garlic, Oregano, served with Roast Potatoes, Rosemery & Salad
(How would you like your steak cooked?)

BISTECCA AGLIO E PREZZEMOLO £16.95
British Sirloin Steak with Olive Oil, Garlic, Parsley, served with Roast Potatoes, Rosemery & Salad
(How would you like your steak cooked?)


SECONDI PIATTI PESCE – FISH DISHES

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COZZE ALLA MARINARA £9.25
Mussels with Olive Oil, Garlic, Hint of Chili, 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 £14.50
Deep Fried, Battered Prawns, Calamari & Whitebait served with Chilli Mayo & Lemon
(Contains Flour, Breadcrumbs, Milk)

SALMONE DEL GOLFO £14.50
Pan-fried Salmon Fillet in Breadcrumbs & Garlic, served on a bed of Sautéed Courgettes, French Beans & Red Onions

GAMBERONI DIAVOLA £13.95
King Prawns (no shells) sautéed in Tomato Sauce, Olive Oil, Brandy, Chili & Garlic, served with Roast Potato, Rosemery & Salt

PESCE SPADA IN SALSA VERDE £15.45
Grilled Swordfish Steak with our own Green Sauce (Garlic, Olive Oil, Parsley, Capers, Lemon Juice, Anchovies, Salt & Black Pepper), served with Mixed Salad

SPIGOLA AL FORNO £16.45
Oven-Baked Sea-bass with Garlic, Lemon, Olive Oil, Rosemary, served Potatoes Rosemery & Salad. (Also available already filleted)

SPIGOLA AL CARTOCCIO £17.45
Parcel-Baked Sea-bass Fillets with Seafood, Clams, Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mussels, White Wine, Parsley & Garlic, served with Roast Potato, Rosemery & Salt

COCCETTO DI PESCE £17.95
Fresh Mussels, Clams, Prawns, Calamari, Sea-bass Chunks, Sword Fish Chunks & Salmon Chunks, cooked in a lightly Spicy Tomato Sauce.

CONTORNI – SIDE DISHES

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INSALATA VERDE (Veg) (Vegan) £3.55
Mixed Leaves, Cucumber, Radicchio Rosso

INSALATA MISTA (Veg) (Vegan) £3.95
Mixed Salads, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Cucumber, Olives, Olive Oil & White Balsamic Vinegar

INSALATA POMODORI & CIPOLLE (Veg) (Vegan) £3.95
Fresh Tomatoes, Red Onions, Mixed Olives, Oregano, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Salt

INSALATA DI RUCOLA (Veg) £4.75
Rocket with shavings of Parmesan, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

PATATE CUBETTI (Veg) (Vegan) £3.95
Roasted Potatoes with Garlic, Olive Oil, Salt, Black Pepper

PATATE FRITTE (Veg) (Vegan) £2.95
Chips

FAGIOLINI e POMODORINI (Veg) (Vegan) £3.95
French Beans, Olive Oil, Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic, Salt & Black Pepper

FUNGHI TRIFOLATI (Veg) (Vegan) £3.95
Panfried Mushrooms with Olive Oil, Garlic, Parsley & Salt (Also available with Tomato Sauce)

ZUCCHINI FRITTI (Veg) £4.25
(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