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La Taverna

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Grampian Rd., Aviemore PH22 1PT, Scotland
01479 810683
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 91
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lively vibrant restaurant

We ate at La Taverna on two occasions whilst spending the week in aviemore on holiday. What impressed me most was the service. The staff were friendly, professional and helped create a lovely atmosphere. We couldn't fault the food. On both occasions we ate a la carte but they also had a buffet menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Philip R
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ate at La Taverna on two occasions whilst spending the week in aviemore on holiday. What impressed me most was the service. The staff were friendly, professional and helped create a lovely atmosphere. We couldn't fault the food. On both occasions we ate a la carte but they also had a buffet menu which appeared to be very popular.... More 

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Thank Philip R
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with my husband and his parents. Busy place- definitely book on a Saturday night! Lovely setting, friendly service, good food. Some meals were better than others. I thoroughly enjoyed my rigatoni con salcicca. The pizzas went down well with the others too! We ordered off the menu, but they also have a buffet that was a popular choice throughout... More 

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Thank Laura W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tbh honest would I come here again, perhaps but not in any hurry! I made the wrong section perhaps and opted for the buffet, which was Luke warm. Not a restaurant for aromatic meal too noisy.

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Thank Billy661
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the buffet option and we were slightly let down. My partner had eaten here before and remembered there to be more choice previously. There were plenty of staff but always seemed to be busy somewhere else, it was hard to catch their attention. Food was quite tasteless but nevertheless if you're after somewhere cheap and cheerful, this... More 

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Thank Sarah W
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pizza, pasta and salad buffet is very good with a diverse variety at a reasonable price. It's also fantastic that dessert is included with the buffet option. The staff are very friendly and hard working. I would recommend visiting La Taverna if you're in the Aviemore area.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a booking for four on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was very busy, but our service was very good, except for a short wait for our table for four. I had the Uova Alla Fiorentina starter, which was excellent and the ice cream for dessert, also excellent. My main course of a ham and artichoke calzoni (I forget... More 

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Thank John R
Warrington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You are given the option of a Buffett choice or a selection from the menu. I chose the menu option and opted for a pizza which was certainly big enough! For a small stater, two pizzas and drinks wasn't too expensive either although there was only two of us.

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Thank tottielou
Motherwell
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Taverna is a restaurant that we visit more regularly in a calendar year more regularly than those in our home town. Seriously. We ALWAYS visit when we're in Aviemore, which is anything above 4/5 times a year. The staff are amazing, very friendly, the food is of excellent quality and it's always a good atmosphere. Downsides? They close in... More 

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Thank Andy M
Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always drive past La Taverna, but never been in until very recently. Not sure I'll be back in a hurry; I think I'd actually rather go to one of Aviemore's chippys and eat in the car! It isn't bad, just very average on all counts - from the dated restaurant décor to the food itself. The only thing not average... More 

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Thank salxo
Woodchurch
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only negative thing I can say about La Taverna is that it's 600 miles from my house. What a fantastic restaurant. We always eat here every time we visit Aviemore and it never disappoints. The buffet is quite simply amazing value. For less than the price of a trip to the pizza hut you can devour a fantastic selection... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Grampian Rd., Aviemore PH22 1PT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: 01479 810683

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?