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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night Food, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian Splendour

This restaurant has been established in Folkestone for many years. My wife an I only started using it about 7 years ago and what a pleasant surprise we received. From the time that we entered and to the time that we left our every wish was well looked after by the staff. This establishment has an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Brian L
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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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English first
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This restaurant has been established in Folkestone for many years. My wife an I only started using it about 7 years ago and what a pleasant surprise we received. From the time that we entered and to the time that we left our every wish was well looked after by the staff. This establishment has an ambience which can only... More 

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Essex, UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

In Folkestone for an overnight stay and looking for a restaurant we found La Tavernetta purely by chance. What a lucky find, we rate it as the best Italian Restaurant we have ever been to for three reasons: The fine quality of the freshly cooked food, the warmth of the welcome and the mouthwatering choice on the dessert trolly. It... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Just had a lovely meal at La Tavernetta When we arrived they were fully booked but Kirstin and Tommaso managed to squeeze us in. The whitebait was lovely and I had sea bass which was so fresh and perfectly cooked. Wonderful dessert trolley. Staff are so professional and even remembered where we sat the last time we ate there. Fantastic... More 

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Kent
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

MY 75TH DINNER CELEBRATION ON 27TH APRIL 2015 How can I thank ‘The Tavernetta Team’ for the absolutely wonderful evening we all massively enjoyed. Thank you all so very much. Every single ‘Celebrant’ did nothing but enjoy themselves. And for me to see my friends enjoying themselves so much just boosted my own enjoyment. From the moment I initially contacted... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Our first visit did not disappoint. Good food, old fashioned,efficient,warm service but not intrusive. If you like linen napkins and a relaxed ambience you will love this place.There were plenty of specials on offer for those on a budget. There is a ten pound pasta lunch with wine, and also on offer 2 courses and three courses for approx £17.00... More 

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uk,london
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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 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
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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 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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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, Pub

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