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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food, but unfriendly staff except for one young man.

Lovely food; veal alla crema was very tasty, and a great selection of delicious desserts. But unfriendly staff except for one young man. The two elder waiters seemed as if they really weren't interested, and only the young man who served the desserts was chatty and smiling. It was noticeable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Nathan052015
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely food; veal alla crema was very tasty, and a great selection of delicious desserts. But unfriendly staff except for one young man. The two elder waiters seemed as if they really weren't interested, and only the young man who served the desserts was chatty and smiling. It was noticeable enough to spoil the evening.

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Hamstead Marshall
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Tavernetta never fails to deliver in service and food. The weekday set menu has some lovely choices and is very good value for money and don't expect to leave hungry! The service is always exceptional, friendly and utterly charming. It's not the cheapest place but for quality and outstanding service- you really can't go wrong with La Tavernetta

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Orlando
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We found this restaurant friendly, with good food, varied and well priced menu. Service was great there was six of us and we had a great time.

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billingham
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We arrived in town, spotted this place and dismissed it down to its looks and went in search of another Italian. Having not found another we tried it and was very pleasantly surprised. It might not have been the cheapest restaurant in town but was of a high quality. Glad we went back and gave it a chance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We walked past this place before wandering into town looking for a 'better looking' Italian restaurant. Not finding one we walked back here and reminded ourselves not to judge by the looks of the front. We were early as it opens at 6 and it was 6. We were greeted and seated and treat well, the food was good if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a great dinner at this restaurant when we stayed for one night at Folkestone. The food was tasty and service very attentive. The restaurant is family run and has a very warm feel. I can highly recommend it to anyone

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Received a very warm welcome from the excellent staff. Visited for an early lunch but can imagine the evenings have a good atmosphere. Food was good for your kid priced standard Italian type place. Would visit again.

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

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  • 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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