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La Follia, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

La Follia

4.6
4.6
63 Reviews
£25 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 10:30 am–3:30 pm Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01892 278309
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Tunbridge Wells
  • Parking details
    30 seconds walk from Crescent Road car park.
  • Public transit
    Monson Road (Stop M) - lines 255, 256, 283, 285, 296, 297.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Wine

What 63 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

63 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband, son, Mother and I enjoyed a delicious meal here tonight. The owners are so friendly and accommodating, the food is prepared to order, it is so good! Best Italian food outside of Italy I have ever had. We absolutely love it here and will continue to return for more amazing authentic food!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience, food was excellent, service was excellent. The owners are very passionate about giving the customer great food and a great experience. Probably the best tiramisu we've ever had!

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  3. BroadSword2412

    London

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great welcome from enthusiastic maîtresse d', who was charming and attentive all evening. First visit, so not sure what to expect other than what I'd read from reviews. It is a small cafe-like restaurant, with 20 or so covers. Menu offers the usual offerings in traditional Italian cuisine, but somewhat limited in the appetiser range. The price for 6 small prawns on a dish was £12.50. A few slices of cold meats £17! Pasta is £12-£15. Chicken dishes £15. Beef £20+ Wines London prices too. Unfortunately, the non-pasta dishes were quite oily. Two of us had upset stomachs afterwards. Sorry, but there's better Italian elsewhere in TW - and certainly far better value.

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  4. LittleMissParticular

    London

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening! It’s an tiny restaurant with great, Italian service and yummy food! They are very accommodating. Wine is good!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning xx thanks

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  6. eileenr

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As soon as you walked through door you felt like you were in Italy-lady running front of house was a gem,and the guy in the kitchen knew how to cook.great place and the vino not bad.

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  7. CharlotteC

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, great service and wonderful music - exceeded my expectations and we had a lovely lunch - would highly recommend!

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  8. HelenC

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Italian food and hosts. I’ve been 3 times and each time was exceptional. Highly recommended.

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  9. Bobby

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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.

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  10. JulianD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous, a real gem of a restaurant. Food & service brilliant. Will definitely be going again.

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  11. DeborahC

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made to feel very welcome, great service and delicious meal

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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!

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  13. GrahamW

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OUTSTANDING, GREAT NIGHT OUT. YOU MUST TRY IT. Parking easy in the multistory, easy walking distance, we WILBE BACK SOON. THANKS.

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  14. Chipper

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  15. MorganR

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding. We will return repeatedly.

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  16. GrannySplat

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    What a find! So friendly, made to feel welcome. The food quality was excellent and sufficient will be back soon

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  17. Lozza13

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 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.

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  18. Gapeachiekeen

    Jacksonville

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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.

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  19. Mary

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love going to La Follia - one of the best places to eat in Tunbridge Wells. Friendly people, delicious food.

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  20. ChrisJ

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  21. JohnB

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful little restaurant that is always a pleasure to visit.

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  22. JennyM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  23. PeterL

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant with great food. Very friendly and personal service.

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  24. JustinF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was perfect a traditional Italian run restaurant would highly recommend

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  26. ChrisG

    Hertfordshire

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant was so friendly with excellent Italian food.

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  27. Adie

    Kent

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Second time here I shall be back again!

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  28. frcw

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  29. JamesM

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small but very friendly restaurant with good food and lovely atmosphere. A little pricey but very tasty. Definitely would go again

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  30. MaryM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. ChrisT

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. PeterC

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food lovely service good location. All in all it was very good

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  33. JJGP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excelent service and food in a relaxed and frendly environment

    1 person found this helpful

  34. Mystery

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very authentic Italian meal, with very friendly and engaging staff.

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  35. ISCRA

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. skippercritic

    Kent

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent traditional home made Italian food. Will definitely return.

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  37. Emms

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. Nellie6622

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Relaxed atmosphere and great service from small team of staff. Excellent authentic Italian cuisine and wine.

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  39. RichardS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  40. PeterH

    Kent

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Bizarre. This place is a cafe but charges top restaurant money.

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FAQs

La Follia is rated 4.6 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for La Follia

3B Monson Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1LS

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Tunbridge Wells
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 10:30 am–3:30 pm Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    30 seconds walk from Crescent Road car park.
  • Public transit
    Monson Road (Stop M) - lines 255, 256, 283, 285, 296, 297.
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Wine
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