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Creek Road, Stone Town, Tanzania
+255 776 650 301
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Ranked #15 of 58 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Taverna is a story of passion.The story of our family with three generations of cooking in our blood. -------------------------------------------------- We've come together to bring you the best of our family recipes from various regions of Italy: Tuscany, Milano, Roma & Napoli. -------------------------------------------------- We create traditional, home-made pastas, pizzas, breads, & desserts - serving a wide variety of imported, cured Italian meats, cheeses & coffee drinks. -------------------------------------------------- We take great pride in the quality of our ingredients.Many of our pasta's are home-made using a combination of recipes passed down from three generations of chefs.Most of our cured meats, cheeses and italian products are imported.All of our olive oil is extra-virgin, even in our cooking. -------------------------------------------------- Open 11 to 11 - Closed Sundays
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We ate there last night after reading many reviews on trip advisor but went back to the hotel disappointed. The food is overpriced and considering Stone Town's closeness to the sea, the catch of the day was fishy and not so fresh. Very average food for a high price.

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Doha, Qatar
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

During a recent visit to Stone Town we had lunch here. It was a little bit of a walk from the centre of town but do able. It was well worth it!! Lovely place for lunch, great pizza and sitting in the garden outside you could imagine you are anywhere in the world 😎

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Cairo, Egypt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We planned to try all the restaurants of Stone town during our stay, but once we tried dining at Le Taverna we couldn't stop going back their again and again, It's one of the most beautiful places in Stone town, The food is amazing, it's Italian with some African spirit, Beautiful mixture.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Pretty much right next to Haile Selassie school hidden behind a wall of hedges is La Taverna. A little gem of a hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Creek Road. This place is well decorated with a good selection of drinks and a menu of mostly Italian favourites. The service is very polite and attentive. La Taverna is know... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We have now eaten at La Taverna a few times and have found their pizzas to be consistently very good! The staff are friendly and helpful. We had an error on a take away order where the wrong pizzas were made and the owner kindly corrected the mistake and only charged us for the cheaper pizza made in error. We... More

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Varsity Lakes, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I like the setting of La Taverna a lot! It is tucked away, actually right next to a main road of which you can not hear anything. They have a great selection of mostly Italian food. I have eaten here twice and had a Pizza and a burger. The Pizza was crispy and delicious whereas the burger was OK. Always... More

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Florence, Italy
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I went to La Taverna twice for lunch and it was an excellent experience. The food is delicious and a good choice of Italian dishes (I am Italian), pizza is extremely good, and the service and staff is nice, friendly, and welcoming. The environment is cozy and very clean. It is located in the center, walking distance from the market... More

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Gulu, Uganda
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Me and my family went to La Taverna after reading from tripadvisor when in Zanzibar. Expectations were fully met. After almost 10 days of rather crappy resort food, this was exactly what we needed. We ordered for 3 pizzas and a lasagna and all were impressive. I'm Italian, and I must say that I probably had in la Taverna one... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Had read great things about this place, sadly the food didn't reach expectations this time. Pasta Amatriciana was greasy and salty, the sauce very thin and Parmesan cheese added in the kitchen quite stingy. The plus point was the service; for the waiter, Haji, nothing was too much trouble. Attentive without being overbearing and always with a smile. Would go... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Loved the ambience and the pizzas here. The staff was really friendly always smiling the place had a great vibe. However did not like the tomato sauce veg pasta. But over all was a good experience.

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