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La Taverna

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Creek Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 776 650 301
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recommend the 2 for 1 pizza night, but you should probably book in advance to get a table. Don't expect to get food in a hurry. Charming staff. The carafe of wine is good value for Zanzibar

Thank Ann D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They do great pizzas here in a nice setting, but our enjoyment of the evening was hindered by the fact that we had to wait over 90 minutes for food, with no explanation. They also did not bring us the salad we had ordered, and then when it appeared on the bill and we refused to pay for it, produced... More 

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Regensburg, Germany
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time here in Africa that a pizza tastes like a pizza. If you are longing for western food, this is the place to go. For me it was like Christmas! Real Italian pizza. Yummie. The place is super crowded on Wednesdays when they have the buy one get one free, so be prepared for waiting a bit.

Thank Heike S
Stone Town, Tanzania
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice pizza. Best I have eaten in Stone Town!! Give at least a trying!!! They use to have a pizza night weekly, buy one and get another.

Thank PuzzleCoffeeShop
Redruth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Great Italian restaurant in the outskirts of Stone Town. Nice selection of pizza and main courses with beer on the menu as well. Nice courtyard as well as AC dining Room. Easy to walk to from The main Stone Town hotel area. Good value for money and friendly service. Will definitely eat there again when in Zanzibar.

Thank MarkTet
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Went there twice to get lunch. The first time we got pizza which was okay nothing to complain about and the second time we got pasta. The taste was good but the size of the portion was very small. The prices are fair compared to what you get.

Thank Radu S
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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192 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

I had lasagne which was not hot. It tasted ok, but not great. My wife had grilled dorado that she said was just ok. The meals weren't bad, they just weren't anything special. Our waiter made several derogatory comments about his boss.

Thank cooperlynx
La Jolla, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Thanks to great reviews on Trip Advisor and we chose this restaurant. And it is one of the finest meals I have had not just in Africa...but other places as well.

Thank Mary F
Mombasa, Kenya
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

After all traditional spicy local food, a real home made past is bets at La Taverna. Very nice and competent personal guides you through the Menu and offers you the daily Specials. You never go wrong following their recommendations.

Berlin, Germany
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Real italian pizzas in Zanzibar. Many flavours to choose from. The staff is very friendly. It's totally worth the price to dine here, and they have half price on Wednesdays

Thank David P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?