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La Taverna

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Creek Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 776 650 301
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok where to start. The owner sits at the entrance on his table with Italians. So you think wow. Cool vibes. Pizza is great. Recommend it. BUT. Calamari and rice is plain. No sause it's bland it's a joke. Waiters don't give a damn

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Kilindoni, Pwani, Tanzania
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had been craving a pizza and decided to give La Taverna a go. I was looking for a real Italian pizza, made in a wood oven, the true Italian way. If you are looking for good quality, REAL pizza - then check this place out. We loved our food, the service was great and the ambience of the restrauant... More 

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Thank Danii K
Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The pizzas was amazing (some of the best we have ever had) and the wine was great and the staff was very friendly and serviceminded.

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

good things: the ambience, service, the bread was very good quality, good selection of wine... probably the best italian option in stone town. i have also heard that they have good pizza which i would like to try could improve: i tried the gnocchi which was a tad soft and the tuna carpaccio was not that fresh. but then again,... More 

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MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, please come early to enjoy our pizza! Karibu at La Taverna. More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a person who lives in Zanzibar, this is definitely a restaurant worth visiting whilst on the Island. It's great for dinner and lunch and you will not be disappointed by their thin crust, stone baked pizzas! Decent coffee too :)

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Thank Laura S
MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this review

Asante sana! Thanks for your feedback on our pizza and we wait you also for try our fresh homemade pasta! See you soon at La Taverna. More 

Jena
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zanzibar is known for having quite a few Italian restaurants, but la taverna is a must go even for small budget you get a nice pizza :)

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MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this review

Thanks a lot. Karibu sana at La Taverna! More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on out first day on Zanzibar and the pizza is really great. Authentic Italian pizza with a real Italian managing the restaurant, the staff is very helpful and nice. It's not too expensive either, I think we paid each 5 dollars for a margarita. Definitely coming back when i visit stone town next.

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MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this review

Thanks to all these eulogies about the pizza and service! We hope to see you again soon so you can also try our main courses, we are sure you will like it also. Karibu More 

Mwanza, Mwanza, Tanzania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place to go to spend a relaxed evening and have great food. You might as well enjoy the "private" atmosphere!

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Thank NimagaA
MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you so much! See you soon at La Taverna. More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slightl off the beaten track in stone town, close to the anglican cathedral. Very popular with the expat community omn wednesday (two for one pizza). Itallian run, with an extensive range of thin crust pizzas cooked to order. Tables outside and very nice to eatour in the evening shaded from the main road by bushes.about 15,000 for a pizza,

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MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Hope see you soon at La Taverna. More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This little gem is a bit hidden but very popular. It's a small rustic little Italian restaurant with great pizza. They also have wifi. Eat there!

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Thank Lee D
MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this review
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Asante sana!! See you at La Taverna. More 

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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
Average prices
$8 - $20
Cuisine
Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Creek Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 776 650 301
Description
La Taverna is a story of passion.The story of our family with three generations of cooking in our blood.
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We've come together to bring you the best of our family recipes from various regions of Italy: Tuscany, Milano, Roma & Napoli.
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We create traditional, home-made pastas, pizzas, breads, & desserts - serving a wide variety of imported, cured Italian meats, cheeses & coffee drinks.
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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.
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Open 11 to 11 - Closed Sundays

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