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“Good place to eat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Taverna

La Taverna
Grampian Rd., Aviemore PH22 1PT, Scotland
01479 810683
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Ranked #9 of 49 Restaurants in Aviemore
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
cambridgeshire
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My OH and I liked the look of this restaurant when we passed earlier in the day and so when we wanted to eat that evening knew just where we would head. When the told us about the buffet I thought I would have the a la carte but when I looked at the buffet the choice was so good and it looked well cooked that we decided to go for that. Not disappointed. Lovely food and as much as you wanted. What a find!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Torphins, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Brilliant for families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This place is first class for families. They know exactly what you want and how to make it as simple as possible - and the food is great as well.
There is an all you can eat buffet reasonably priced but the main menu is excellent with a great selection of pizzas. Always busy so booking is a must or you face a wait in the bar.

Visited May 2014
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Tayport, United Kingdom
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Try the buffet - amazing value and great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We are not really buffet people but decided to try it as it looked so fresh! For £10.95 a head, we had a veritable banquet which we thoroughly enjoyed. It is always very busy so it's best to book. Between 5 and 7 there are loads of kids so go later if you like it quieter. This time, the place was packed with diners but the service is always attentive so that works well. The salads, olives, garlic bread, pizzas and pasta choices (all with different sauces) are amazing and nothing is old or overcooked looking because of the turnover. Total bill for three with wine and coffee £54 so it is fantastic value and a highlight of the area.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Aracaju, SE
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great italian food with excelent tables by the window”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

After some time having only my own cook we decided it was time for real pasta ! La Taverna is the place to go ! Usually full of customers, it might be necessary to book if you would like to guarantee a special place. By the way, ask for the tables by the window. At night when it is snowing you have the perfect match for pasta, wine and company. We were there both in November 2011 as well as March 2013

The prices are very reasonable and there is a buffet option if you fell like eatng a lot. We refered the menu options to ensure food was tailored cooked and even then, the dishes are well-served, so you would hardly want something else.

There was not a enormous choice of wine but when in doubt go for the italians (Chianti or Montepulciano) and if you fell like splashing, a Bourdeaux will usually sit well ith anythng.

Waiters are friendly and helpful in making ajustments to the dishes according to customers likes.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Blean, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Love It !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Been here on a few occasions. It is always excellent, staff are great and food is superb. The ribeye steak is second to none and the cream spinach is to die for. I put this place as one of best italians I have been to and I have been to Italy! Definitely worth a visit.

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