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La Tavernetta

#493 of 8,976 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Calle Orellana 17, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 19 23 90
10:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 20:30 - 00:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We went here while in Madrid for our first wedding anniversary and this restaurant did not disappoint. We've been to Italy a few times and always loved the food, but the food here was as good as anything we've had in Italy. Everything we had was delicious but the involtini di melanzane was out of this world. And a really... More 

Thank Cress2010
Level Contributor
94 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I went on a couple of occasions to visit this place and I was always very pleased with the food and the service. The "caponata" was excellent and the "carciofini fritti" simply outstanding. Also my first course was delicious on both occasions. Highly recommended.

Thank Fabio Lorenzo T
Level Contributor
66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Our first night in Madrid we felt like eating Italian food. We found what appeared to be a very nice restaurant, close to our hotel. We could not have been more pleased! The service was excellent; the food outstanding. La Tavernetta had a very complete menu,however the evening specials were to die for. Based on our experience the first night... More 

Thank TeePee43
1 review
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

An excellent Italian/Sardinia restaurant,the food was delicious and the staff very nice and friendly. Highly recommendable.

Thank Enid Y
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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227 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Is small place, open at 9 PM,it's manage by to Chefs,the offer good italian food with Spanish touch,the food is delicious and the wine is good and matching . Serves is oka,and prices are good.

Thank hisham T
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Located just around the corner from our hotel, La Tavernetta offers for lunch a 10 Euro meal with 2 courses, a drink and dessert if you eat inside. We didn't realize that this was Italian food! During our 3 days in Barcelona we ate there 3 times. It's quiet enough and we enjoyed excellent service. A small group of construction... More 

Thank JoAnnF5665
Chicago, IL
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Situated two blocks south of the wonderful Hotel Orfila and between the Colon and Alonso Martinez Metro stops, this small trattoria with a young, vibrant vibe is a neighborhood gem. Food was simple, yet prepared perfectly. Service was warm, inviting and unrushed (in a good way). Oh, and the value was exceptional. Highly recommended.

Thank OnTheRoadAgain26
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

dinner with friends, 3rd time, staff seemed overloaded as in "today is my first day at work". very nice food and pasta and spritz as usual but lack of professionals can ruin a nice place. i missed the sicilian hospitality and touch this time. we had to ask for bread more than 3 times (yes, i like the tapenade with... More 

Thank ana s
Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

A little italian gem in a lovely calm part of madrid. The food here is amazing (the menu is not very extensive) but everything tastes wonderful! Simple dishes like spaghetti with meatballs is mouthwatering. They even served a couscous with duck and it was very nice. The staff is extremely friendly, and it is not as expensive as you may... More 

1 Thank Mimo H
Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I like La Tavernetta as it is not the typical Italian restaurant round the corner with the regular menu but here you can try a different Italian cuisine. Their pisto de berenjenas a la siciliana or (Caponata di melanzane) is delicious and their pastas are original and excellent served as well. They also have some typical Sardinian cheeses they import... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Orellana 17, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighbourhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: +34 913 19 23 90

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chueca

Neighbourhood Profile
Chueca is the hip, gay neighbourhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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