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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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About
Italian Restaurant , please reserve a table in advance. Takeaway service for food, alcohol and soft drinks. Order on our website or download our app to pre order your collection time up to 3 days in advance
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were really looking forward to having a family meal as we had visited here a few years ago on a regular basis where we always had a good experience, but things have gone downhill since we last visited. Even from the start we were...slightly put off when we were handed the menu that comprised of 3/4 well used bits of A4 plain paper that were simply stapled together and clearly had done the rounds with many customers. You would expect an Italian restaurant to even get the basics of producing a good pizza correct, however the pizza bases looked and tased like they were cheap bought in frozen bases that had been blasted at a high temperature in a gas oven (see pics) resulting in burnt hard edges. We had an issue with all 3 x Pizzas:- - The margarita pizza was burnt (see pics) - £11 - The Ham pizza used what looked and tasted like cheap pre cut strips of ham bought from the cash and carry (see pics) - £13.50 - - The goats cheese pizza had a horrible tasting caramelized onion that was overpowering and certainly did not taste homemade - £15 It is no surprise that most of the pizzas were left, I did comment to the waitress that we did not enjoy them (which was obvious from what was left) but she only said sorry and proceeded to take full payment. This restaurant used to produce very good quality food and we always looked forward to our visit when we stayed at the campsite located on the same site or when passing on the A9, however sadly after this experience we would not recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a long weekend in Aviemore. We booked a table here on the Saturday evening and had such a great time that we returned on Monday evening. The food was lovely - tasty, hot and plentiful. The lasagne in particular was excellent. When we...returned on the Monday, the owner immediately recognised us and even remembered what drinks we had on the Saturday. She was very friendly and easy to talk to and also clearly values her staff. All the staff are very professional and hard working. We will definitely return.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for tea on arrival in Aviemore. Food was delicious (creamy garlic mushrooms, pizzas and a chocolate caramel shortcake sundae) and the staff were friendly and efficient. Lovely place 👍

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been twice now on our trips to Aviemore. The staff are always busy and always friendly. We booked ahead which I highly recommend as you may otherwise not get a table. The calzone was excellent, but the pasta was just okay. The garlic...bread was an ridiculous price for what it is- three slices from a baguette with melted cheese over it. It was not good and overpriced. I understand that prices have had to change due to covid and staffing issues, so that is understandable, but I still wouldn’t order this again. It was hot and fresh though, so we can’t complain about that. Only two red wines to choose from, but a good beer selection. I would stick to pizza or calzone if I was to go again.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 of us went for a meal, one gluten free. The gluten free range was excellent with most of the food on the menu being available in a gluten free option. At one point our gluten free member of the party thought the pasta tasted...too good to be gluten free. The staff were brilliant about us asking to confirm it was definitely gluten free. No offence meant girls, it just tasted so good! Everything was served with a smile and elegance. The food was absolutely delicious. What a lovely meal.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a must if you visit Aviemore, gorgeous food and reasonable prices. Happy family as usual.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I ate here one night during our trip in Aviemore and thoroughly enjoyed our food! I ordered the Spaghetti Carbonara which was nice enough but my partner’s Tagliatelle Bolognese was exceptional! Tiramisu for dessert was excellent also, 10/10 meal.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just would like to send our thanks and congratulations to you and your staff. Everyone was so friendly, brilliant food, wine band and atmosphere which all led us to bringing 2023 in with such a Happy fun time We will definitely be back next year...What a way to finish one year and start the next. Thank you can’t wait to be back in Aviemore and to visit you again 😊More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, warm and welcoming staff. The atmosphere never changes,, its a lovely happy place. Food is always incredible. You must visit this restaurant if staying local. Fantastic xx

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff in here put in minimum effort. After asking for our food and drinks order, drinks and starters were brought and they never came back to the table until flagged down. I even had to ask where my main was twice as starter was...left on the table for 15 mins after we’d finished, which clearly delayed our main. Very difficult to wave waitresses down that are trying to avoid eye contact. Some serious attitude adjustment and training is required here, some basic effort like asking customers how their meal is and if they’d like anything else is not difficult and has a huge impact. I’m usually quite a good tipper when out for a family meal but by the time I left I felt like they owed ME money! Food was nice, but those girls are useless, place wasn’t even that busy.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 27th December for a family meal and it did not disappoint . The lady who served us possibly the manager was fantastic . Warm service great food and atmosphere

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 25 December 2022 via mobile

Had a superb meal tonight, fantastic pizza and spaghetti. Great sauce and amazing taste. Nice service too by the girls. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 17 December 2022 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised! The food was good, prices reasonable and staff were very friendly and accommodating. We had been a bit apprehensive given some negative reviews but it was so conveniently located across the road from the Premier Inn that we thought we would give it...a try and now glad we did. I’d visit again if I’m the area.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 December 2022

Great staff, a great location, great building. Terrible food. The pizzas are so lacklustre for an Italian restaurant, and the crust is rock-hard. A frozen pizza from Tesco is honestly better.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2022 via mobile

As much as I'd like to like this restaurant, unfortunately I have to give an honest review. Garlic mushrooms were awful (hot round the edges, cold in the middle - frozen?), pizza was a frozen pizza base and well overcooked. Both very un-authentic. Investing in...a proper pizza oven would be a game changer. The staff and Morag were very nice 10/10 but food genuinely 1/10.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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No buffet this week when we visited, poor menu in place, but it is new owners now. Not sure if the buffet is on at the weekends etc.
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Yes, La Taverna offers takeaway services.

Yes, La Taverna is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

La Taverna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4