Our corner of Southern Italy
in the Garden of England
Bringing family and friends together at the dinner table is one of the most important traditions for Neapolitan people. Come and enjoy the experience and atmosphere of our authentic Italian family-run trattoria-style restaurant in Lower Stone Street Maidstone, Kent. Our name comes from the volcano Vesuvius, the main source of our inspiration located in Naples, the city where we grew up in the South of Italy, until moving to England in 1997.
Since opening the first restaurant in Tunbridge Wells (www.ilvesuvio.co.uk) with our parents Franco & Maria, back in 2008, siblings Alessandro and Barbara have specialised in offering Italian specialities, combined with exclusive Italian Wines & Drinks, to serve authentic regional flavours and culture.
Most of our recipes are family’s favourites! Recipes that ‘Mamma Maria used to make’ for us at home and which we grew up with. Our high qualified chefs recreate these slow-cooked, home-made dishes, conveying their sense of history, culture and provenance.
Our fish and seafood are delivered fresh daily and our quotidian visits to local butchers and grocers enable us to offer the freshest ingredients and the freshest flavours to our clients.
We have fixed price party menus available if you are celebrating with friends or family and a fixed price lunchtime menu and takeaway food if you are in a hurry.
So come and enjoy traditional Neapolitan cuisine at the only authentic italian in Maidstone. We are within reach of Ashford, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Chatham, Rochester, Sittingbourne, Borough Green and Gravesend.
We are only closed on Mondays, otherwise, our kitchen is open overy lunch from 12pm to 1.30pm & every dinner from 6pm to 9.30pm.