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The 5 best Italian Restaurants in Kent

Following the news that Jamie’s Italian will be closing in Tunbridge Wells, Sean McPolin takes a look at the top 5 Italian restaurants in Kent.

1.) Amici Restaurant – Ashford


Traditional Italian, with lovely decor and a romantic setting, the prefect place for a couples meal. Was described on Tripadvisor as ‘The best restaurant in Ashford’.

2.) Il Tricolore – Ramsgate


Ramsgate’s finest Italian offers an overwhelming selection of food on their menu, offering variety beyond the obvious Margherita pizza or pasta.

3.) Pinocchio’s – Canterbury


In a city that is full of restaurants, food shops and different cuisines, Pinocchios offers an authentic Italian taste. Something that is evident through their 4-and-a-half star rating on Tripadvisor.

4.) Cafe Du Soleil – Canterbury


Cafe Du Soleil is doing well to match Pinocchio’s as Canetbury’s finest Italian. Great food, wine and service are some of the reasons it’s in the top 5 Italian’s in Kent.

5.) Luigi’s – Sandwich


Luigi’s is as consistent as it get’s in Kent. It’s been described as ‘One of the best Italian meals outside of Italy’ in more than one review and it deserves it place at number 5.