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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
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Just off a side street off the main road into Folkestone from Hythe and we only just noticed the sign. We were the first people in and more of an initial smile would have made an empty room seem a bit more welcoming but after that it was actually a very warm and welcoming pace. The waiter insisted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
John G
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Cookham, United Kingdom
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Sandgate, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely decoration ,spacious although I was seated up against the bar and I was uncomfortable throughout the evening. Sadly there were other bigger tables in more space available at the time of our arrival which we were whisked passed. The menu was decent although I would have loved an authentic Risotto. We were worried about how much we ordered as... More 

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Cookham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Just off a side street off the main road into Folkestone from Hythe and we only just noticed the sign. We were the first people in and more of an initial smile would have made an empty room seem a bit more welcoming but after that it was actually a very warm and welcoming pace. The waiter insisted the evening... More 

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folkestone
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Visited with friends for lunch, what a joy to be greeted as we were by a real Italian gentleman who kissed the ladies shook the hands of the men before showing us to our beautifully laid table. He then took our drinks order before explaining the massive menu. Our waiter was a lovely young man named Blake who charmed our... More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Had a quick stop over for the night & this place was just down the road from the hotel. Food was great! Everything we ordered was perfect & I would highly recommend giving this place a go. The staff didn't seem that interested at the beginning of the night, not sure if it was because there were a few tables... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Nice place to eat. Generous portions and a good range on the menu but the setting is a little 1970s. Good if you are feeling a bit retro

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Hawkinge, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited for a friends birthday and wasn't sure about going given the reviews in local papers. Not one to follow crowds though, we went and really glad we did. Thoroughly enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere and gorgeous food that was given to us. Even had the restaurant in a sing song for the birthday boy!

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Fantastic meal great service good value and it opposite a fantastic place to stay 10-12 is brilliant

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

What a lovely restaurant with excellent food !! the service is great and nothing is to much trouble for the staff there you are really made to feel special whilst enjoying your meal be it lunch or dinner.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Just over the road from 10 To 12 Guest House, this amazing Italian restaurant served us three courses of tasty food from their full menu. There's lots of choice here with something for everyone. I noticed pasta and wine deals which we'll definitely go back and sample next time we stay in Folkestone.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I travelled from Bournemouth for the day for my friends Ruby wedding anniversary, attended by friends and family. We were a large group, 19 of us, but it was handled efficiently and with good humour (with magic tricks thrown in!) the food was delicious and the service excellent.

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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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