About Us

La Cantina di Tenterden is an independent Italian restaurant based in Tenterden, Kent. It was founded by Stefania Mignemi, who has been in the business for more than 5 years. The company was born out of her desire to create a unique and elegant dining experience. Here, customers can have little taste of Italy here in the heart of England.


We, along with Gaspare, our head chef, and Dario, his second chef, share a love for fine wines and the very best of Italian cuisine. We are proud to open the doors of our restaurant and welcome you to join us for a wonderful Italian adventure.

About Our Head Chef

Gaspare, our head chef, is passionate, determined and creative. Many of his signature dishes reflect Italian traditions, which he combines with innovative twists. He works very hard every day to procure, prepare, cook and serve vibrant, feel-good food using only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients.


Gaspare’s creativity is surely his greatest skill and armed with this, he can win the heart of the harshest critic. It is this quality, teamed with his attention to detail, that ensures our customers can never wait long to return! Gaspare, his second chef Dario and I share a love for fine wines and the very best of Italian cuisine. We are proud to open the doors of La Cantina Bistro to you and welcome you to join us for a wonderful Italian adventure!

Our Mission

We aim to offer a small menu that has the perfect combination of fine wine and great-tasting food.

Our Vision

An Italian woman, wife and mother, Stefania Mignemi is passionate about food, health, and the quality of life. La Cantina di Tenterden ltd is her “sogno nel casetto”, her life-long dream and secret wish.


In bringing her vision to life, she strives to create a place where restaurant guests feel that they are being transported to Italy, her home. At the same time, she wanted to create a haven where customers can feel comfortable as they would be in their own home. In the end, Stefania hopes that our visitors enjoy a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable dining experience at our bistro.