Damian Cotton reviews Il Vesuvio in Tunbridge Wells

Damian Cotton reviews Il Vesuvio in Tunbridge Wells

Fancy Italian? This might seem like a simple option for dinging out, but resident foodie Damian Cotton says otherwise. He visits Il Vesuvio in Tunbridge Wells to reveal wh this restaurant is the Godfather of Neapolitan cusine.
…Perhaps a shared pizza bianco (just oil and garlic), straight from the oven with a bit of crunch and bit of chew. Maybe a plate of sliced meats – or the best grilled vegetables in town, charred and succulent. Or play it safe with a minestrone – homemade, genuine and with 12 of your 5-a-day. And don’t forget specials – I have a fond memory of Melanzane Abbraciate – wide thin slices of aubergine gently grilled then rolled around a stuffing of ham, mozzarella and a little parmesan, coated in a light crumb and served on a fresh tomato sauce – absolutely wonderful. This is food to share and celebrate life with – it is a cuisine that is simple and direct, fresh and energetic…

To read the full review see pages 122 & 123 of the March issue of So Tunbridge Wells magazine.