A bit about the Italian team

Run by Paolo and Carla Magnolia, our restaurant opened in 2008 – and just a year later, won the coveted Best Italian Restaurant accolade at the Kent Dining Awards.

All Italian

We are an all-Italian family-owned and run team, from our Front of House manager through to our Head Chefs and waiting staff… charming, welcoming and friendly with real Italian warmth and flare.

Real Italian cooking

Paolo is the creative influence behind our menus. Inspired by his cultural heritage, Paolo uses the same recipes and techniques passed down through his family. He blends history with modern styles and ingredients to create mouth-watering menus rich in flavour, colour and authenticity.

Fresh local produce

We are passionate about fresh ingredients, and preparing every dish from scratch. Our specialities include stone-baked oven pizzas, made with a secret recipe from our pizzaiolo, seafood (sustainably caught) and meat dishes complemented by a huge variety of Italian sauces. We also offer a wide range of vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free dishes – just ask us to prepare your meal to meet your needs.

Homemade desserts

Our desserts are all homemade and freshly prepared, including classic Tiramisu, traditional palette-cleansing lemon sorbet, indulgent Banoffee pie and our famous Torta Magnolia – with a different variation every day.

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Gift vouchers

Want to treat someone special? Our gift vouchers can be purchased to pay for, or towards, a beautiful meal at La Magnolia. Just click to buy the perfect dining gift online, perfect for any occasion.

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