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La Taverna

Creek Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 776 650 301
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (63 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Creek Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 115 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go here every Wednesday with my wife for Pizza night ,friendly staff and amazing food with a good atmosphere

Thank edward b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by La Traverna on Wednesday afternoon after visiting the Old Slave Market and Shariff said that it was 2 for 1 Pizza night on Wednesdays and so would be busy. He reserved a table for us for 7:30. When we arrived at 7:30,...More

Thank ebigmac
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at La Taverna twice during our weekend in Stone Town. The pizza was amazing, and the waiters very friendly. The pizzas are quite big, so we shared one and had an appetizer as well - works if you're not too hungry.

Thank Sowig
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

I visited here at the recommendation for friends to enjoy their two for one pizza night on Wednesdays! We went along and thoroughly enjoyed it. The pizza is a very authentic Italian pizza with great toppings. The appetisers were delightful as well. I'd highly recommend...More

Thank Gibbsy31
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

We went for pizza on Wednesday night and it was 2 for 1!! There were lots of pizzas to choose from and they all sounded amazing. We chose a chicken pizza and the pepperoni pizza. They were both delicious. Very thin and crispy! We will...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Went to LA tarvena on my last day in Zanzibar for lunch and it was the very best I had in town throughout my stay. We had Lasagna and also sea food for starter, the lasagna was really nice. Enjoyed every bit of it and...More

Thank livinginlag
Reviewed February 15, 2017

This is an excellent Italian restaurant in the Forodhani part of Zanzibar. The food os of the highest quality and it is well served and all of the staff are very courteous. They serve goos pizza and excellent pasta. This restaurant is very highly recommended.

Thank charlesturner5
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Over rated for sure...!! Take far too long to serve the food even though they didn't seem to be so busy. Food is also average- nothing special. Keeping in mind this is a Italian restaurant the pizza's were not up to the mark. I felt...More

Thank sheikhBTDT
MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2017

I do think that your brother manages one of the restaurants or hotels nearby if you wrote like this ... This is the classic defamatory review made for a hidden interest or economically remunerated ... Trip advisor have a big power!

Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

It had been over 2 yrs since I lunched at La Taverna ! When I went back for lunch with my husband and friends it was like I never was away ! Warm and genuine greetings from Mateo and his famous Father GP , and...More

1  Thank JoAnne T
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Visited with 2 friends, starter was good but main was lacking taste for all (where we usually are not picky)

Thank Niek A
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Is your menu with prices available? Thanks
April 28, 2015|
Response from MarziaMatteo | Property representative |
yes in our website... Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
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, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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
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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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