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All 149 Folkestone Restaurants

La Tavernetta

Leaside Court Clifton Gardens, Folkestone CT20 2ED, England
01303 255 044
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Ranked #21 of 149 Restaurants in Folkestone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We came here for a festive family meal and weren't disappointed. The food was superb- particularly the chicken cacciatore main. The waiters were attentive and friendly and made us feel very welcome. The prices were very reasonable in particular the £27 3 course meal deal. I definitely will return.

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Petworth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The food is not exceptional but the warmth of the atmosphere and the efficient friendly service make this a place to be recommended. On both occasions we have eaten there the place has been buzzing.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We Are rather boring in that we have 2 x Spaghetti Bolognese, Creme Brûlées and Irish Coffees with a bottle of house white on a fairly regular basis. The staff are VERY friendly and welcoming, the chef is excellent and the atmosphere classy. Long may it continue (we've been regular visitors for 26 years). Say no more!!

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Has been a favourite for years, the ambiance is great, the service is probably the best in Folkestone but unfortunately the prices have gone a bit steep and the food is not as good as it has been in the past

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Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has been around a long time in Folkestone and you can tell why once you have been. The staff are friendly, the service is to a very high standard and the food is excellent. We visited with the intention of having the set Christmas menu at £19.50 for 3 courses including coffee and were not disappointed as the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Traditional styled Italian restaurant (not a trattoria, so no pizzas) with menu to match. Great service, high quality food and excellent value for money.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Recommmended by our hotel so took pot luck and rolled up unbooked on a Saturday evening. So glad we did. Nice welcome, great food and wine, friendly and pleasant staff. Plenty to choose from on the menu, small but very reasonably priced wine list, Gavi at £22 a bottle, we almost had two! Will certainly come back on our next... More 

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Hemel Hempstead
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Venture down the stairs into a warm welcome and very pleasant surroundings. We both had a £20.00, 3 course menu and was suprised at the choice of starters, a wide selection of mains and a very long desert list, and it included a coffee. Often with Italian set menus the mains are basically pasta dishes, but here other choices were... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Really nice warm welcome. Really friendly warm environment with a great atmosphere. It's a lovely little family run place by real Italians and the food is really tasty. And for a Wednesday night, that's pretty good. My only complaint is food was served way too fast. Within 30 mins I arrived ordered and had two courses... It was quick and... More 

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Hawkinge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've eaten dinner here over the years, took a friend for Sunday lunch, first lunch I have had here. The evening menue is great, food and service excellent. I phoned ahead to book, with 30 mins notice. It was very busy on arrival, but we were offered a friendly greeting and taken straight to our table. Excellent service and food,... More 

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Additional Information about La Tavernetta

Address: Leaside Court Clifton Gardens, Folkestone CT20 2ED, England
Phone Number: 01303 255 044
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
Cuisine: Italian

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