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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%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (70 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Creek Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were "spiced out" by the end of our trip and I was craving Italian food... La Taverna was a nice break from the spicy African/Indian food. The pizza was good, standard Italian pizza (I am Italian) and the service by the locals was excellent....More

Thank paestum70
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

It was a Saturday and just wanted to have pizza with my family and not many places in zanzibar with decent pizza. Lucky us we found out that Saturdays is kids special. I had lobster and my wife chose pasta and we also shared a...More

Thank YaseerMC
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Best italian food in zanzibar especially pizza cooked on wooden oven. Nice and peaceful environment in the middle of towb

Thank a_smith2311
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here, because we wanted something different than Indian and African food. My boyfriend had a pizza with cheese, salami and olives. The pizza dough did not taste as it should. Also some parts were very wet because of too much...More

Thank Hendrika B
MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

I’m sorry that your experience at La Taverna was not great! Of course the point of view and the palate are personal and subjective… but review us like terrible is quite excessive and inappropriate… I would like to know what kind of background or in-deep...More

Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

I found this place on tripadvisor and thought it'll be ordinary with extra hype. Contrarily, I enjoyed the food so much. The Napoli Pizza was so good, I haven't had a good one in a while. Moreover the coffee there was very good (Italian coffee...More

Thank Marwan K
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Definitely worth a visit. Great pizza's and friendly staff. Good value for money. Only slight downside is that it is on a busy road, which was noisy when we were there as festival was on.

Thank Rona M
Reviewed August 30, 2017

The pizza is great. Real authentic Italian Pizza that you would have to look for in Europe to find the same quality. The house wine was suprisingly good considering the price. Overall very good quality food and wine.

Thank JonS71
Reviewed August 29, 2017

We were taken bye a local Italian friend so we knew it would be good. Great ambience and service. Delicious food and very quick meals. We went to return as it was so delicious but unfortunately our last day was a Sunday and it was...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Had a wonderfully relaxed lunch in a zen type garden feel area accompanied with good pasta and lovely garlic and focaccia breads. What was meant to be a brief lunch turned into a 3 hour relaxation and topped off with good desserts too. Highly recommended.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

What a treat to find this family run restaurant. Very friendly staff, an extensive menu and pizza and pasta to die for. If you happen to be in Stonetown then don't miss it.

Thank GaryEdmonstone
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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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