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“Excellent real Italian food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Taverna

La Taverna
Ranked #12 of 75 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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20 reviews
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“Excellent real Italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

The very best authentic Italian food in a nice setting. A small garden near to Darijani main dala dala station and market area.
Home made pastas and real ingredients like porcini and pork elevate this Italian restaurant.
Good value, jugs of wine to share. Very good service. Whats not to love? The tiramisu is disappointing, a basic layered sponge over dusted with bitter cocoa powder.

Visited March 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

I didn't actually eat here...it was more like a big party of some expats. But I saw a pizza come out and it looked like the real thing.
One of the problems with Stonetown, and Tanzania in general I'm sorry to report, is the lack of great cuisine. But, hey, who cares with all the game parks and the wonderful people, right?

Visited March 2013
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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
“The best..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

La Taverna is the best restaurant in Zanzibar!!! The atmosphere is very cozy, the staff is friendly and the food is delicious!!!

  • Visited December 2012
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“MA CHE BONTA!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Very nice food and friendly staff. sometimes very very good, sometimes excellent! Original italian taste with an interesting selection of red and white wines. Higly recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
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“Original Italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

La Taverna is a great place too eat. Very good service and delicious food, made of original Italian ingredients. Best restaurant I visited in Zanzibar.

  • Visited October 2012
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