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7 rue de la Grosse Tour, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 38 90 77
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“mortadella” (2 reviews)
“owner chef” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7 rue de la Grosse Tour, 37000, Tours, France
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

The chef cooks right in front of you. The pasta was amazing. If you want to eat pasta from a chef who sings to you while he cooks then this is the.place for you

Thank Dan N
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The restaurant is located in the old center of Tours near Les Halles. The main room is quite nice with an open oven kitchen. The service is fine. The choice of dishes is good, but we were very disappointed with the food. Antipasti of marinated...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Four of us, warmly greeted and seated immediately without a booking. Complimentary mortadella from owner/chef Eduardo, and very tasty well seasoned salad starters. Perfectly cooked fresh homemade pasta and delicious sauces, good range of wines and gorgeous desserts, all served by friendly staff while Eduardo...More

Thank R C
Reviewed 12 January 2017

All the pasta is made fresh on the premises and the food is deliceous. Eduardo, the Patron makes you very welcome and occasionally busts into an Italian aria! What a joy!

Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We were craving some Italian at this point in our trip and boy did they deliver. Very little English spoken by the waitresses but the amatriciana pasta was amazing - cooked by the awesome Italian chef in front of you. Seems popular with the locals...More

Thank skidd86
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

You will never find in Tours such a good food quality in typical Italian dishes ... Try the Parma and mortadella platter as a starter and let's the Chef decide what to cook as homemade pasta for you ! Great place, great food and in...More

1  Thank Christophe V
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Go here!!!! Very traditional southern Italian food. This is not spaghetti and meat balls but true Italian food. It's very fresh and made in front of you by a very special cook/owner who sings while he works. No English menu and the waitresses don't speak...More

Thank julie b
Reviewed 28 April 2015

The chef-proprietor's cheerful enthusiasm for his work shows in the delicious flavours of his food. We arrived early and Eduardo sang lustily while he prepared our meal. His fresh pasta was superb and he suggested a vegetarian sauce which he quickly prepared - it was...More

Thank CinderellasSister
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Returned to Zafferanos after an absence of some years with a little trepidation, given some of the recent negative reports on tripadvisor. However was happy to re-find Eduardo as always simultaneously beaming, singing and cooking pasta in the open kitchen. Zafferanos has maintained its standards...More

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We have just enjoyed the most pleasant surprise of our trip; ... Zafferano was absolutely delightful from the personal welcome from the owner/chef (who sings along with Pavoratti as he cooks) through to the complimentary Lemoncello after our meal. The freshly prepared pasta ... and...More

Thank Nowanislander
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 rue de la Grosse Tour, 37000, Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 38 90 77
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