About Vesuvius Restaurant

When those undeniable Italian cravings creep up, then you need to be making a beeline for Vesuvius Restaurant as soon as you can. This family-run trattoria in the heart of Maidstone’s town centre serves up an array of traditional, authentic dishes that will quite literally melt in your mouth. The menu is brimming with all the classics you know and love, from antipasti platters loaded with fresh cheese and cured meats, to pasta dishes, meat, fish and pizza and of course, a dessert selection that we highly advise you save room for. This is Italian dining at its finest, and as such it’s best you make a reservation and head to Vesuvius Restaurant on Lower Stone Street for a meal you won’t be forgetting. Buon Appetito!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 2:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
Closed

Address

Vesuvius Restaurant
Lower Stone St, Town Centre
Maidstone ME15 6LX

Menu Highlights

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Starters

BRUSCHETTA ai FUNGHI (v)

Toasted Italian Bread topped with a slice of Scamorza Cheese and a Mushroom & Mascarpone Cream Sauce; finished with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction and Parsley
£6.95

INSALATA PICCANTE

Tuna & Chili Salad with Mixed Leaves, Olive Oil, Red Onion, Olives and Cucumber lives and Cucumber
£6.25

AFFETTATO della AFFETTATO CASA

Selection of Salamis and Cured Meats from various Italian regions; served with Bread
£6.45
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Dishes

PATATE a PATATE CUBETTI

Roast Potatoes with Garlic, Rosemary and Oil
£3.95

FUNGHI al FUNGHI POMODORO

Cooked Mushrooms with Olive Oil, Chili, Garlic, Basil, Salt and Cherry Tomatoes
£4.25

Chips

£3.75

Pasta

GNOCCHI alla GNOCCHI SORRENTINA SORRENTINA SORRENTINA (V)

(TRADITIONAL RECIPE from SORRENTO) Pasta Dumplings made from Flour and Water; Pasta Dumplings made from Flour and Water; oven-baked in a Clay pot with Mozzarella and baked in a Clay pot with Tomato Sauce; finished with Parmesan
£8.95

PENNE alla PENNEVODKA

Pasta with Smoked Pancetta, Onion, Vodka, Tomato Sauce and Cream; topped with fresh Rocket Leaves
£9.95

RISOTTO ai RISOTTO FRUTTI diMARE

Traditional Italian Risotto (Arborio Rice) with Mussels, Clams, Calamari, Prawns, Chili, Parsley, Cherry Tomatoes and Butter
£11.75

Main Menu

Vesuvius Full Menu

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Pranzo Express - Set Lunch Menu

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Xmas Party Set Menus

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Vesuvius Wines

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Coffees & Desserts Menu

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31 Vesuvius Restaurant Reviews

Wonderful
5.8/6
31 Reviews
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Atmosphere:Excellent
Service:Excellent
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Food:Outstanding
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"Excellent"6/6
Paul D.22 days ago · 1 review

As always the food was excellent and i've visited this restaurant at least a dozen times over the last couple of years. As always the food was freshly prepared and the quality super. The service is also always very good. Top Restaurant.

"Excellent"6/6
Connie F.a month ago · 1 review

Very impressed with my first visit to Vesuvius. I'd high expectations as it was recommended to me by Italian friends who go regularly despite living 30+ miles away. Service was friendly and efficient, food delicious & authentic (seafood risotto & lasagne both top notch) and desserts amazing. Prices very reasonable (2 courses for two people & £15 bottle wine totalled less than £50). Will definitely be back asap.

"Excellent"6/6
Alan B.a month ago · 1 review

Excellent food nice people not rushed as in most places. A delightful place to eat. Will definitely be eating there again. Would recommend it to anyone.

"Excellent"6/6
James K.a month ago · 1 review

Great food, even better service. Lots of traditional Italian dishes to choose from, the wine selection isn’t extensive but the owner is very knowledgeable about the best grapes to match the food.

"Excellent"6/6
O’Meara L.6 months ago · 1 review

Lovely authentic Italian food, excellent service with a smile. Barbara co-owner always visible and talking to customers.Don’t be put off by the decor when you walk in or the school like toilets, the ambiance of this friendly restaurant makes up for not being showy on the outside. This is one of my favourite restaurants in Maidstone as it is family run and I do love that as I hate chains with their precooked packaged foods. Can’t wait to go back again in the New Year. Wishing Barbara and her elves a very merry Christmas 🎄 & a prosperous New Year.

"Great"5/6
Colin C.a month ago · 1 review

Visited early Saturday afternoon, found staff very friendly and attentive. The menu has lots of authentic Italian meals not like the regular high street Italian restaurants. Enjoyed the free bread sticks whilst we were waiting for our starters Meal was excellent and good sized portions, I can recommend the whole Sea Bream it was delicious. The free lemon liquor at the end when they brought the bill is a very nice touch

"Excellent"6/6
Fiona M.2 months ago · 1 review

Always fantastic food, service, and atmosphere. So lovely to have an authentic independent restaurant on our doorstep - long may it continue and so pleased that they have been able to expand to have a cafe in Market Buildings.

"Excellent"6/6
David H.2 months ago · 1 review

The welcome from the staff was very friendly. They could not do enough for you. Service was brilliant. The food was outstanding and cooked perfectly An 11 out of 10. Will definatly go back

"Excellent"6/6
Roderick G.4 months ago · 1 review

Friendly and attentive staff good selection of dishes, well presented and freshly cooked. Been to this restaurant many times over the years always very good. Always greeted at the door by the owners.

"Excellent"6/6
Matthew B.2 months ago · 1 review

Fantastic authentic Italian food that makes you realise just how bad Pizza Express is. Friendly staff. Reasonably prized - again? Itll make you realise the mark-up of Pizza Express and the like.