We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

La Taverna

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Creek Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 776 650 301
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 101: English reviews
Redruth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Level Contributor
191 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
St. Eustatius
Level Contributor
62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Such friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. The food is good. A nice place to go for dinner if you have money to spend, but there are cheaper places to dine where the food is just as good.

Thank DollyDiabolique
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a great evening at La Taverna. We would really really recommend the pizza, it's like how they should be served, as in Italy! The terrace is really nice and comfortable. The staff was really helpfull and also there to tell us some more about Zanzibar. We want to thank Julius for the tips he gave us!

Thank Sido v
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

I visited the restaurant with my husband during our one night stay in Stone Town. The service was good and the staff friendly and helpful answering all our questions. We shared a pizza with a mixed salad. The food was tasty but nothing extraordinary. The seating outside was comfortable, cozy, and relatively quiet. Nice place for a romantic dinner.

Thank Lucie U
MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this review

Thank so much for your review. Hope to see you again here at La Taverna for another Romantic Dinner! Karibu More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 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

Thank 581stefanm
MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this review

My dear, thanks a lot for your review and thanks for being able to recognize the goodness of our pizza and calamari... I'm sorry for your "bad" experience with the missed "sause", but following our tradition in Italy we don't serve "sause"... is like if you complain for the raw fish to a Japanese restaurant... however the calamari was good... More 

Travelers who viewed La Taverna also viewed

Stone Town, Zanzibar City
Stone Town, Zanzibar City
Stone Town, Zanzibar City

Been to La Taverna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Taverna and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Macon, Georgia
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from La Taverna staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?