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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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Derby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited Folkestone overnight a number of times on our way to the Channel Tunnel. La Tavernetta was recommended by our hosts at 10to12 across the road and we were so delighted with our evening that we plan to revisit in a couple of weeks on our way home. We started with the Whitebait and the Prawns. Both dishes... More 

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Romsey, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was recommended by the guys at the 10 to 12 hotel opposite, this is a great old fashioned Italian restaurant. The menu is varied, the decor is very neopolitan and the service is excellent. We ordered the anti pesto to start which was great then we both had steak which were both amazing. All the desserts were on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Mother's 90th and as this is a regular venue, we all decided it was the best place for this wonderful celebration. Father was his usual joy and such an exceptional gentleman. As usual the owners and staff made us extremely welcome, the food was excellent with wines to match. In our opinion the food here is like Italian... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not your traditional Italian. From the moment you walk through the doors you feel like you are at an Italian home - not 20 metres away from the Kent seaside! This is a beautiful restaurant - with great food and great service. From the moment you walk through the door to the moment you leave you will be... More 

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Thank Canarius
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate spaghetti marinara that left me wondering if an Italian had prepared it. Though the seafood was fresh, the pasta was overlooked, and the meal tasted as if it was prepared without quality olive oil, garlic or spices and herbs, with the exception of freshly ground black pepper. Staff was friendly and efficient, but I felt as if I'd eaten... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our evening at La Tavernetta very much. Our waiter from Sardinia was delightful and entertained our children with magic tricks which they loved! One of our children enjoyed the snails! The sirloin was a little tough but the food was generally very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We had a great family meal together. Food was great, amazing fresh pasta and brilliant service. The waiter gave a free magic show to amuse our young children making a night they won't forget for a long time.

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Hawkinge Kent
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Dropped in here for our wedding anniversary on 28th May. We had heard good reviews both online and from family friends. It was a bit of a let down to be honest. The menu was not very extensive and there appeared to be a better choice during the week than at weekends. I was looking for a penne arribiata and... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Good food on the occasions we have eaten there when we visit friends in Folkestone. Very good welcome and nothing seems too much trouble for them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I have just dined here FRONT OF HOUSE 10/10 Service 10/10 Hospitality 10/10 Food 10/10 We could not fault anything. Nothing was a problem. Food and service was professional and personal. Impeccable turn out on all fronts. Made to feel as if we were family and it was our first visit Certainly recommend to anyone visiting Folkestone

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?