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“Fun restaurant with great food”
Review of La Taverna

La Taverna
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Cima
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun restaurant with great food”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

The food was great and the restaurant owner a real fun guy
Definitely must go there. I had the pasta special with lobster which was great

Visited June 2013
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Midland Park, New Jersey, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A good find!”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Recently spent three nights in the area at a local resort. This restaurant was recommended to us and we chose to make it our last meal in Italy. From the warm reception, to the outside table overlooking the lake, it proved to be one of our best meals. The staff was so helpful and the food was amazing. Loved Giorgio and especially his mothers apple cake! Wish he would open a restaurant in the NYC area!

  • Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“A food haven on a Tuesday night ..........”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

It seemed like everywhere around Lake Lugano was closed on a Tuesday night - but we got very lucky. This place is full of locals and run by an Italian Guy with a great sense of humour. We sat in the outside terrace overlooking the twinkling lights on the lake, warmed by a glowing wood burner, adding great atmosphere. All the food we had was delicious - we started with the locally marinated salmon and anchovies together with a small asparagus tartlet. The mains - seabass with olives and tomatoes, veal in white wine sauce and the local specialty 'pizzocheri' were all very good. We will definitely be back!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank ivydon
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Baku, Azerbaijan
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2012

This is pretty much a local's place. Its definitely worth passing by the more established names in the area to go here. We stay in this area every year and know the restaurants well. La Taverna is our favorite. No matter what we order, it brings a smile to our face.

The menu, augmented by daily specials, is excellent with choices ranging from traditional dishes to some lovely treasures. Ingredients are first rate. Consistency is very high. Even for this part of Italy, preparation tends towards the more delicate side with fish dishes bordering on some of the finest cooking I've had.

As well as the cooking, what sets La Taverna apart from many of the better restaurants is the service. Always a big smile, never feel rushed, quick when we need it, or take hours to enjoy a meal.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Keokmfo
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Tel-Aviv, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Family restaurant with great lake view and good food”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We've been twice in "La Taverna" during our say in San Mamate
The service was very friends although sometime slow.
They have a closed terrace with a view to the lake, which was full during one of our visits.
You would probably want to reserve a seat there as the interior was bit warm during our visit in August (at 10pm).

The food is very well made and very reasonably priced. La Taverna also has a nice wine menu although we were very happy with the house wine

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank schachar
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