La Follia

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£25 and under
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Italian
La Follia is the quintessential Italian Trattoria based in the heart of Tunbridge Wells. Our style of comfort, relaxed friendly atmosphere and genuine Italian cooking is typical of that from our hometown, Monza in Italy. When our customers visit our place, they feel our passion for people and genuine 'Italian-style' hospitality.
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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

Overpriced. Limited starter and dessert menu. It is more like a cafe than a restaurant and prices should reflect this fact. Too few covers, I suspect for this to be profitable, hence the high prices.

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous, a real gem of a restaurant.
Food & service brilliant.
Will definitely be going again.

DC
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Made to feel very welcome, great service and delicious meal

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Brilliant trattoria, family run, amazing food and excellent service..... almost don’t want to recommend as this place is a keeper, and will be swamped before long!

GW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

OUTSTANDING, GREAT NIGHT OUT. YOU MUST TRY IT. Parking easy in the multistory, easy walking distance, we WILBE BACK SOON. THANKS.

C
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely intimate Italian restaurant. Don’t expect lavish surroundings but do expect excellent, authentic Italian food. This is a million miles from the Italian chain restaurants and all the better for that. The owners made us very welcome and we will certainly return.

MR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding. We will return repeatedly.

b
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

What a find! So friendly, made to feel welcome.
The food quality was excellent and sufficient will be back soon

L
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Although the waitress was lovely, the decor was very cafe-like, the meatballs were average and the steak was ridiculously overpriced considering it was just steak, no vegetables or potatoes! Beers were all far too pricey.

G
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent food in a very small space. Husband and I both had the veal Milanese. We shared the starter of olives and they were some of the best we have ever eaten. We felt a little hurried due to the small space and she was threatening to sit another couple with us due to lack of room. If you go with a group then no issues. Nice find.

M
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love going to La Follia - one of the best places to eat in Tunbridge Wells. Friendly people, delicious food.

CJ
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Never judge a book by it’s cover! Would have walked by but for the recommendation, glad we didn’t. Great food and friendly service, could have been in Italy but for the rain outside.

JB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delightful little restaurant that is always a pleasure to visit.

JM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very friendly and welcoming reception on arrival at the restaurant. The service was very personal and the food good. There is a very comforting feeling about La Follia.

PL
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with great food. Very friendly and personal service.

JF
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was perfect a traditional Italian run restaurant would highly recommend

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I really like restaurants that care most about the food and taste. Having lived in Italy for a while myself I’d say the dishes served were authentic,fresh and tasty. The pasta with clams was particularly good. Wine list fine, service was friendly and chatty. The tiramisu and espresso topped off a lovely evening out. Thank you.

CG
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This restaurant was so friendly with excellent Italian food.

A
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Second time here I shall be back again!

f
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing and authentic Italian cooking created by a lovely Italian couple who care for all your needs. The only place in Tunbridge Wells with fresh truffle on the menu. A truly gorgeous and family-run cucina.

JM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Small but very friendly restaurant with good food and lovely atmosphere. A little pricey but very tasty. Definitely would go again

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We found this gem of a restaurant by chance one evening and have now visited three times. Every time has been brilliant. Really delicious, authentic Italian food in a cosy and slightly quirky atmosphere. Great wine list and excellent, friendly service.

CT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a gem of a place! Fantastic food, superb ambience, great wine list, very attentive and friendly service. Thank you so much for a lovely evening 28th September.

PC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food lovely service good location. All in all it was very good

JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excelent service and food in a relaxed and frendly environment

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very authentic Italian meal, with very friendly and engaging staff.

IS
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our first visit and not our last. Such great food and drink and we were well looked after by the owners. This place is not a chain so expect to pay more than you would at a typical high street Italian but the difference is not that much money wise but the quality is so much better. I really should t say any more as I’ll never be able to get a booking.

s
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent traditional home made Italian food.
Will definitely return.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful gem. Great food. Great wine. Great and engaging service. Relaxed atmosphere and fun. Left full, refreshed and relaxed without wallet damage. Thank you.

N
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Relaxed atmosphere and great service from small team of staff. Excellent authentic Italian cuisine and wine.

RS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there completely on the off chance on a quiet Tuesday night. Although small it has a genuine Italian character that shines through, the menu, the food and the service. It always helps when you find Italians eating in an Italian restaurant. Utterly unpretentious, the food was simple and well cooked. We went to Rome at Easter and this is as close as I can recommend to the genuine Italian experience.

CD
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

Bizarre. This place is a cafe but charges top restaurant money.

AW
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loads of variety and Amazing food and service highly recommended

CS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a happy time with good food and great ambience

TL
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Italian restaurant with an authentic feel. Very informal atmosphere. Really good food. Friendly helpful service. A part of Italy in Tunbridge Wells.

CD
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

I was really upset with how expensive the meal was. I didn’t check the prices before I ordered but the food didn’t reflect the cost. The lasagna and parmigiana (small portion sizes) had obviously been reheated as there were cold spots in both. The owner was really friendly and the taste of the food is authentic but there is no value for money. Disappointing!

e
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Why has it taken me 2 years to discover this wonderful little diamond? Tiny unpretentious little restaurant serving Italian food with emphasis on truffle and seafood. Tremendous flavours, delightfully cooked and served by a lovely couple. Try everything, finish with the tiramisu... TRY IT

JR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First visit to this restaurant and it's quite small, but very welcoming. It's run by an Italian couple so it is truly authentic Italian cuisine with a seafood and truffle specialities. The lady running the front of house was chatty and very pleasant. Nothing seemed like too much problem and when she heard my wife saying that she liked a dish but not one of the ingredients she said that as they cook to order they can change dishes if requested. The bruschetta was the finest I've ever tasted and both our mains were excellent. We will be visiting again soon.

BO
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For a taste of real Italian food, La Follia hard to beat.

RB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely authentic Italian restaurant all food is cooked fresh by the husband chef and his wife is a charming front of house. We had a very nice meal and experience. Recommended

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