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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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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happened to walk past and this place just seemed different and worth a visit. The prices are a bit higher than everywhere else in Stonetown, but totally worth it! We had pizza and a burger and both where exceptionally good! They clearly take pride in making the best possible food. Woudl recommend for anyone who wants to pay a little... More 

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MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this review

You make us feeling proud for our job... Thank you very much!!! More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Great Italian food. Great gnocchi. Best pizza in town. Especially Wednesday: don't miss the offer of buy one get one free. Huge salads. Cool ambience. If you urge for Italian food on Zanzibar. This is the place to be :) Desserts are not so great. But the liquor sortiment is perfect. Better way to get you calories :))

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1 Thank Franziska M
Dar es Salaam
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

It was my first time to eat Lasagna out of Europe and it was ok. The disadvantage of this restaurant is they dont accept cards payment method. Being serving tourists mostly than locals I think it is a good idea to put some machine for the cards payment. No one need to carry a lot of money to pay for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I ordered a pizza and some bruschetta and it wasn't the greatest but it was good. The pizza was big enough for me to take home to have leftovers which is nice. The service was amazing and very very friendly. I really liked the relaxed environment inside too.

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

Thanks a lot. I hope to see you soon at La Taverna. Karibu sana More 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I'd been on a tour and needed a place for lunch. Stopped here. Nice choice. Lovely table in a garden with umbrellas. Some street noise, but not awful. Big dinner so I got a light lunch. Nice Spanish white by the glass. Nice homemade bread and crispy breadsticks. Salad with greens, pepper, tomato carrots. Plus chicken, anchovies (good ones), capers,... More 

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1 Thank John C
MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Always welcome at La Taverna! More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Well firstly, this restaurant is in a very busy part of Stone Town and is not relaxing if you have a table outside. The waiter and waitress were a little bit strange, although very attentive they stood in the doorway watching us eat and did not look away even when I stared back at them. I felt like an animal... More 

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1 Thank TravellingOrange
MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this review

Thanks for your review ... our location and is very good in some ways and unlucky for others ... it depends on what you are looking for ... As for the very cunning action of the waiter ... obviously is not a rule of the restaurant... we will take serious action immediately, to avoid any other inconvenience... thank you for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Good food panini was ver good fried octopus calamari were good for price 35 000 schilings nice little garden i recomended

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Nice night in a italian restaurant in town. Very good taste of the food, nice ambient and great Italian pasta . Pasta with Porcini mushroom and pork guanciale is amazing, Pizza really nice. Great!!!

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1 Thank 512yuri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We went here on 2 for 1 Wednesdays for dinner at about 8pm. It was very lively and had a good atmosphere once we managed to get a table outside. The pizzas were quite good, but there was some confusion about the order in which food should be brought (a side salad arrived with the starter and didn't return when... 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
Families with children, Large groups
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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