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La Tavernetta

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Leaside Court Clifton Gardens, Folkestone CT20 2ED, England
01303 255 044
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traditional with fresh food

We've been here four times in the past three months and the Tavernetta has proved a reliable local Italian lunch location with a value set price option. Very friendly staff, nice tables and chairs with proper napkins. The set lunch is excellent value with good variety and fresh ingredients. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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uk,london
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
uk,london
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We've been here four times in the past three months and the Tavernetta has proved a reliable local Italian lunch location with a value set price option. Very friendly staff, nice tables and chairs with proper napkins. The set lunch is excellent value with good variety and fresh ingredients. The vegetables are traditional and perhaps could be updated and more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

Found this restaurant by chance, so glad we did. The food was simply great. The staff were friendly and attentive, without being intrusive. The staff knew the wines and were able to make a recommendation, which worked well with the main courses ordered. The dessert trolley was amazing, all home made - exceptional! Chose the almond and apricot tart, it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We were visiting the Folkestone and we were craving for good Italian meal. So we went here. We ere told that we have only one hour because all tables were reserved. That makes us a little upset because we were with small hungry children, but until we were served all our anger was gone. Nice people lovely staff and food... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We have eaten at the Tavernetta on many occasions. Our last being to try their Monday evening "Pasta" menu (£10 + a glass of wine) Food was great and well worth a visit.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Been here a few times with my partner and never been disappointed. Food is beautiful and the service is always fantastic, very friendly loving staff. Inside is very cosy and has the real Italian feel to it. Would recommend to everyone. Sure we'll be returning soon. Quick recognision: The nice youngish waiter with light brown hair, would say age 19/20.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

You cannot go wrong with this place! Beautiful good, and extremely friendly staff. I've been going here since I can remember and it had always been a favourite of mine. Despite the recent increase in prices, it is still well worth it!

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Ate an early evening dinner here yesterday prior to a show. All staff work as a really strong team. Very cheerful, professional and make you feel as though it's all about you. I have eaten here before some 3 years ago and I have always wanted to go back to see if it could live up to my previous visit.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Six of us for a birthday meal. Left us all with put drinks, one guest asked twice, they forgot her drink. Didn't offer drinks when the glass was empty, cannelloni comparative to cat food, Kiev was dry and tough, chicken was raw and pink in the centre. No desserts and one drink was £30 a head. Total rip off. Poor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Comfortable surroundings. We were instantly "clocked" and thereafter well attended. Food excellent. We had 3 course plus wine and would look next time to reducing our bill. Whilst this was not a rip off, it was expensive for a night out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stumbled on this restaurant on a saturday evening in January .. very close to the Leas. Very friendly welcome, an excellent meal and good choice of wines. Would definitely visit again if in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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