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“Really lovely pizza”
Review of La Taverna

La Taverna
Ranked #13 of 81 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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
Reviewed 21 October 2013

I ordered a margharita pizza, and I thoroughly enjoyed it - the base was thin and crispy and it had lots of cheese on it. My fiance ordered a pasta which he also said was good.
The service was good and the food came quickly.

Just one tip - the tables are outside which is lovely, but I noticed that there were LOTS of mosquitos (far more so than at any of the other restaurants we ate at). The staff light mosquito coils which was great, but I would recommend that you spray yourself with insect repellant before going out to dinner here.

I highly recommend this place. Of the many many places we ate out at over the 2 weeks we were in Zanzibar, this was one of the best.

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Thank Caroline T
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

I eat here at least once weekly, with friends and family. The pizzas and pastas are divine and a good selection of meat/ seafood dishes and specials. The service is fast and friendly, drinks reasonably priced. Location easily accessible plenty of parking space. The staff and owners are always warm and welcoming..What's not to love?

Thank domokuchu
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We had been travelling for two weeks and were craving something different. We were not disappointed when we went for lunch. The food, ambience and staff are excellent. I would recommend to anyone.

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Thank Yvonne07111968
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

We could not face fish and chicken anymore and looked for something else, well well well, we found it!
The pizzaz were from the best, could not found such at home! Italian at the best, thin based, well filled pizzaz. We enjoyed this, and will do it again!

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Reviewed 19 July 2013

We went to La Taverna once during our 6 week trip in Stone town hoping for some great Italian food, but were very disappointed. The first thing we noticed was the atmosphere. The place is full of expats, and that is about it. If you're looking any kind of Zanzibari feel or character, this place isn't it. It is even walled off from the rest of the road so feels very much separate from the rest of Stone Town. We had a the pasta with bolognese, and felt pretty ill after. It was very dry and the sauce was pretty thin, and we had great difficulty finishing the meal. Didn't manage to try the pizza but apparently they are better. Overall we reckon there are other much better options in Stone Town if you fancy Italian food, we didn't come all the way to try and relive a typical European restaurant experience with no local influence.

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Thank Muhammad T
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MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2013

I'm sorry if your experience was not enjoyable, but La Taverna is not a fusion Restaurant, is a real Italian Restaurant with Italian influence only. Our proud is that La Taverna is attended by a lot of expats and this is our best guarantee to be in the right way, with a good & healty Italian cuisine by the finest ingredient. Anyway thank you for coming and wellcome again @ La Taverna Italian Restaurant Café & Pizzeria. The Management.

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