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Osteria Tarantino

125A Waterkant Road | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 505 1771
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (19 reviews)
“homemade pasta” (10 reviews)
“burrata” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
125A Waterkant Road | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I absolutely love every time I dine here. I tiny spot with some of the best pasta you will ever have. The service is good, the food even better. Go- it is a must in CT.

Thank Reenwoud
Reviewed 2 days ago

We needed a work dinner for 12 people, and Osteria Tarantino was recommended. We arrived to a very warm welcome and were looked after wonderfully the whole night. We followed the recommendations and ate communal dishes for the large table and from starts to mains...More

Thank Crispinophur
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’ve been there twice as from starters to desserts everything was soooo delicious! With 10 tables it is like being at home...a reservation is therefore recommended.

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent, authentic Italian cuisine. Less than 10 tables which makes for a cozy experience, like dining at your aunt's. Reservation is a must except (maybe) for lunch.

Thank A2018R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere at Osteria Tarantino is great and the food is tasty, but the size of the main course left me disappointed. I ordered the ravioli main course, but the plate contained about 7 small ravioli squares that barely covered the bottom. My friend's portion...More

1  Thank Blake R
Reviewed August 14, 2018

My wife Helen, daughter Stephanie & I had been to see the colourful houses in Bo Kaap and had moved on to Waterkant to look for somewhere to eat. Stephanie spotted Osteria Tarantino and thankfully we decided to explore! It was reasonably early evening and...More

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Recommended by a friend Andy I loved it. Keep your group small... 2 or max 4 to really enjoy the experience. Beautiful food.

1  Thank Tracy W
Reviewed July 29, 2018

my ossobuco was perfect and the 7 other freinds all tried different pastas and it was lovely. Enrico is a great host and we had lovely lunch

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed July 24, 2018

This small family run restaurant is one of our favourites. We love going here as the food is excellent, the restaurant is small and the service really good. They have a small menu which is on a board and their gnocci is the best I...More

1  Thank alisonpalmersa
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We had the Tuscan Cigars as a starter and then I had Veal Saltimbocca. One of my children had pasta and the other meatballs. All four dishes were excellent. Good service and lovely atmosphere. One feels at home.

1  Thank GayeDavies
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January 4, 2017|
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Response from lens994 | Reviewed this property |
I phoned the restaurant for you - they say NO e-mail bookings as there's no computer at the restaurant but phone the cell or sms them on 076 505 1771 if you're in South Africa. If outside the country the number is +27 76 505... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125A Waterkant Road | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 76 505 1771
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Authentic Italian Family Run Restaurant situated in the De Waterkant area of Cape Town. Italian dishes freshly made. Bookings are essential via cell no +27 76 05 1771 direct, what's up and sms. Please note No email bookings. We are closed on Sunday. Grazie.
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