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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, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 137
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Proper family restaurant

My family go here often but I often miss out due to work, I've been here twice now and I have to say I love it. 5/5 seems a lot when considering I've only rated top London Michelin star places that, but taking everything into account I think it's a fair rating. The first thing that strikes you is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
THEAndyMack
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family go here often but I often miss out due to work, I've been here twice now and I have to say I love it. 5/5 seems a lot when considering I've only rated top London Michelin star places that, but taking everything into account I think it's a fair rating. The first thing that strikes you is the... More 

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Thank THEAndyMack
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful evening, excellent food and service. Had great time on my birthday with family. Recommended!!! Kent.

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Thank Linda C
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick phone call to book walked in an hour later it was January Was met with a good evening Sir and a frendly smile, the decor was a bit tired but clean and fresh The food was great in fact exceptional as was the wine and the attentive frendly sevice. The bill was very reasonable and the waiter shook my... More 

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Thank Chris H
Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have just had a wonderful evening with my daughters and their partners in this lovely restaurant, thanks you! Every time I frequent this restaurant I experience, not only wonderful food but, excellent service too! I've been going there on and off for nearly a year now, with my family and friends and the level of food and service is... More 

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Thank Gillian C
Faversham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for an evening meal from the a la carte menu. On arrival we received a very warm welcome in a beautiful restaurant. The food was delicious and well priced. Our waiter Blake was fantastic. He was very attentive and extremely polite. We would hesitate at all in returning and look forward to doing so very soon.

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Thank KTP4751
Thomas B, Owner at La Tavernetta, responded to this review

Thank you ...so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to seeing you again Tommaso and kirstine and Blake ! More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently went back with the expectations of our last visit only to get a very chilly reception, poor service and the bums rush to get rid of us! No idea why as we had such a lovely Tim before. We felt so unwelcome it's now off our list.

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1 Thank Nilanakesra
Thomas B, Owner at La Tavernetta, responded to this review

am slightly puzzled by your comments ...please ring Kirstine or Tommaso 01303 255044 so I can establish when u came to our restaurant and which BUM you are referring to ! More 

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pleasant restaurant and service overall very god- food well cooked but portions small- I was a little disappointed at the sorbets which at four pounds a shot seemed a bit expensive! had to go to the chippy afterwards- wouldn't return- I appreciate restaurants have to make a profit , cover their costs- or what would be the point! but... More 

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2 Thank Rob W
Henley-on-thames, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our meal at La Tavernetta last night. We went with friends who go there regularly to treat them and we certainly weren't disappointed. Every dish was beautifully served and was absolutely delicious.

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1 Thank DMM49
Bristol, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had another great evening here. Staff were professional and friendly.The food here will never win a Michelin star but it is well cooked basic Italian fare. I can recommend the Lasagna and the Other pasta dishes. Great Italian restaurant always does the business in an un fussy way.

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1 Thank UKTonyz
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to give La Tavernetta a try and were not disappointed. This is a restaurant that genuinely cares about its patrons with friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere. The food was very good with the highlight being a selection of desserts that will challenge your decision making skills. We had the raspberry roulade and cheesecake, which are hand-made and... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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