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Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

Matemwe, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
+255 772 224 222
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“pizza” (11 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
“villa kiva” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, European
££ - £££
Matemwe, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
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11 - 20 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Went for an evening meal following a walk down the beach. Ordered catch of the day (barracuda) and a lobster pasta. Both were very tasty and well spiced. Recommended.

Thank cyber_miller
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I would recommend to avoid Villa Kiva. But if you decide to go there, be prepared to spend your day on the toilet due to the poor food quality. And it is not an Italian restaurant for sure: pizza that has a taste of chapati...More

1  Thank Jelena K
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food is very good, Italian and swahili style. The hotel is perfect to have a great moment and relax. I just recommend it even it's far from almost everything. You have several activities to do anyway.

Thank Ralph N
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We walked in for lunch while strolling down the beach. Well managed resort with positive atmosphere. Wanted to have lunch outside but when a rainstorm came up after taking our orders, the waitress suggest we continue inside. Good idea, really. We had fresh juices, ujoro...More

1  Thank MagicJenny
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Villa Kiva is a super beach location and the property is thoughtfully laid out with lovely gardens and pools. The dining rooms and bar have a nice feel and the whole experience is truly boutique. Lovely staff working in the hotel and a good local...More

Thank nicsbarr
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Some of the starters were good some were bad. I don't recommend the beef samosas as the pastry is too thick, but the soups were good. The pizza bases had to much sauce on but apart from that it was good, with a nice view.

Thank World Travelle r
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Everything OK, nice and friendly staff and owners, all clean and functional - it can be seen that the hotel belongs to the Europeans - the European standard and quality! :-) Just drink might not be so expensive, so guests do not have to go...More

Thank smolik
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Once I stayed in their hotel, me and my family had our meals here. Diavola Pizza just perfect, Fish Carpaccio perfect too. Strongly suggest the Catch of Day, specially the Barracuda. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Strongly recommended.

Thank Roberto M
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Didn't like the food at all. Stick to the catch of the day for freshness and variety. Although even the chips weren't great. There are much better restaurants up and down the beach.

Thank Tricia S
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Liked Jumbo Prawns, fish of the day (Baracuda is great, but Amber Jack quite dry), Beef and the Italian Pizzas...Ahh...Serengeti beer is very good.

Thank Mantas Š
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matemwe, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Matemwe
  • Phone Number: +255 772 224 222
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