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13 Responses to “Testimonials”

  1. Delicious traditional italian pizza, NO PIZZA CRUST LEFT!

    I have found the perfect pizza at Cardini’s restaurant.

    Menu is printed daily which reflects the freshest of ingredients available during the morning at the markets. From this menu we selected the following:

    – I have ordered a 12″ pizza with lightly shaved sweet onions with black olives and salami, just perfect.

    Our dining experience at Cardini’s Hythe Kent began and ended perfectly.

    It took about 15 minutes before the arrival of our pizza, it was fresh and hot with all the characteristics of my ideal Italian style pizza.

    Do not forget to order their amazing afters, I have chosen ice cream.

    Bon appetit everybody!

    • I really love italian pizza, I have been here a few good times already and all the times I have been amazed by the food variety and quality!

      The pizza was just perfect!
      I am pretty sure that I will go back soon.

    • Chris (Kent) says:

      What’s not to love at Cardini’s and who doesn’t like pizza! We had about three out of the variety of pizza they are serving and I must say that they all were amazingly yummy delicious. The crust was very fresh and slightly crisp. I always live little room to try desserts – they are made then and there. Pure italian style food at is best!

  2. Eillen says:

    If you enjoy good italian cooking you must give this restaurant a go . The owner is a real foodie and cares passionately about what he does , nothing is too much trouble We recently took some friends to dinner over the christmas period and one of them wanted to try an Italian dish that was not on the menu , was this a problem , certainly not ! The owner even came over afterwards and told her how to make it , she was delighted ! They have now booked to take their family they were so impressed We don’t like garlic but as everything is cooked fresh to order this has never been a problem. I really cannot rate this superb little reataurant highly enough , Hythe is very lucky to have it , why it is not rated the number 1 in hythe is beyond me I would give it ten stars if i could


  3. Bav96 says:

    Terracotta is an amazing restaurant in Hythe and truly is a hidden gem. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. On arrival we received a platter which consisted of olives, bread and butter and small garlic bread pieces. The restaurant should be packed for the quality of the food, honesty the best place I’ve been to!! The owner is lovely and willing to discuss in detail about your dish too!


  4. Barry says:

    Thank you for yet another excellent meal, we have never found any reason not to praise your food and service, please be assured we will return many times and tell all our friends about you, pure Italian food and service, what more could one ask, we are so lucky to have you in Hythe. Thank you.


  5. Katie says:

    we visited this place a couple of months ago and are yet to review it, the idylic town of hythe is blessed to have an independent restaurant of such character, culture and charisma. the food was delicious, beautiful appetisers on arrival, followed by faultless starters, mains and desserts, prompt jolly service, an owner who truly cares about his staff and customers and some of the sweetest, chatty well mannered teens working on waiter/waitress service. everything about this little place was 5* I would reccommend time and time again… when a restaurant sticks in your mind after months have past and you still feel compelled to write a good review you know it really was top notch! well done terracotta, the restaurant business is a hard game but you guys really seem to get it all just right! cannot wait to visit again on our next break away to hythe!


  6. Jo M says:

    I have just returned home and let my ‘food baby’ settle down after having my first experience at Terracotta. I have lived in Hythe nearly three years and have never had a chance to visit. Well tonight my partner’s mother took me for dinner there and we were really impressed. The welcome was warm and not too over the top, the atmosphere was nice and serene, casual, not ‘hoity toity’.
    We had a lovely glass of red wine (I apologise I couldn’t even begin to remember how to spell it!) and were swiftly brought some olives, mini bruschetta with tomatoes and fresh bread. Lovely. We ordered the tagliatelle bolognaise which was delicious-great balance of flavours and not too overpowering with perfectly cooked tagliatelle pasta and the risotto alla funghi which was cooked to perfection. For dessert we shared the home-made tiramisu and were blown away-we wish we had ordered one each! We most certainly will be visiting again, accompanied by my coeliac other half as we were told that they do not mind making allowances for special dietary requirements! BONUS! Thank you for a lovely evening, Terracotta!

    Visited November 2013
    Jo M

  7. Michele says:

    Io e la mia compagna Relly abbiamo avuto il piacere di essere stati ospiti di Giancarmine e Dini presso il loro ristorante “Terracotta”. Abbiamo quindi potuto godere della ottima cucina, memorabili sono state le “linguine all’astice” e di tutto rispetto la carta dei vini delle migliori case produttrici italiane. E’ molto apprezzabile l’accoglienza calorosa di Giancarmine e la dolcezza nei modi di Dini che riescono a farti sentire in un ambiente caldo e familiare. Io, quale rappresentante della “Accademia Italiana della Cucina” vi dico BRAVI continuate così per mantenere alto il nome e la tradizione della nostra cucina

  8. Mrs C F says:

    “A true Italian restaurant with superb authentic food: a little gem”

    On one of our frequent spur of the moment visits to Hythe Mrs CF and I turned up on a Friday evening as the restaurant was opening but they were happy to accommodate us. We were looking for good but not too expensive food. We did not get it: we got an excellent meal for a very reasonable price. We both opted for a starter of melted mozzarella and avocado followed by a main course of rolled chicken which was divine. The zabaglione desert was scrumptious and served with true Italian flare. This small, unassuming family restaurant tucked away an the end of the High Street is an absolute must. It is one of the best Italian restaurants that we have eaten in – and we have eaten in loads of Italian restaurants including many in Italy!

    Visited March 2014

  9. Ceta says:

    The best meal we have ever had x
    Hospitality was amazing we tried to get a table on the off chance but as expected fully booked so we went up the road to Mexican restaurant . It was so awful we decided to leave. They did try to charge us for our whole order but we refused and left. So we went back to terracotta Hoping someone hadn’t turned up for there table. We explained what had happened althought they had no table to offer we were treated so well. They wouldn’t let us leave we were offered a comfy sofa given wine pizza olives brussettas and it was all delicious . It was our 22 nd wedding anniversary and one we will never forget. The kindness the service the hospitality was the best we’ve ever had x would recommend to every one

  10. Nick says:

    “Absolutely faultless”

    May 2014

    I have lived in Hythe for many years but today was my first visit to this hidden gem. We visited with friends who are regular visitors and had a fabulous, unhurried meal.

    I ordered the fillet steak and have to say that it was possibly the best steak I have ever eaten. Cooked to perfection by the host who clearly loved what he does and that passion shines through in his cuisine. My wife had the meatballs and pasta and also very much enjoyed her choice. We’ll definitely be eating there again before long.

    Nick Hythe

  11. Jenny says:

    Beautiful food , relaxed atmosphere”

    May 2014

    Such a lovely relaxed atmosphere, informal dining at it’s best.
    We started with the mussels (huge portion) and the roasted pepper and halumi .
    Mains, seafood spaghetti , chicken rolled with spinach and mushroom . Had to keep trying each other’s as it was all amazing. Came to about £20 each (until we added wine)
    My only regret ….. I couldn’t squeeze in one of the homemade puds !!
    Would happily recommend to couples and families


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