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La Taverna

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Creek Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 776 650 301
11:00 - 23:00
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Kristiansand, Norway
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at La Taverna twice during our weekend in Stone Town. The pizza was amazing, and the waiters very friendly. The pizzas are quite big, so we shared one and had an appetizer as well - works if you're not too hungry.

Thank Sowig
Dunedin, New Zealand
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I visited here at the recommendation for friends to enjoy their two for one pizza night on Wednesdays! We went along and thoroughly enjoyed it. The pizza is a very authentic Italian pizza with great toppings. The appetisers were delightful as well. I'd highly recommend the pizza here :)

Thank Gibbsy31
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We went for pizza on Wednesday night and it was 2 for 1!! There were lots of pizzas to choose from and they all sounded amazing. We chose a chicken pizza and the pepperoni pizza. They were both delicious. Very thin and crispy! We will return next Wednesday for sure!

Thank Stephanie L
Lagos, Nigeria
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Went to LA tarvena on my last day in Zanzibar for lunch and it was the very best I had in town throughout my stay. We had Lasagna and also sea food for starter, the lasagna was really nice. Enjoyed every bit of it and also the ambiance at the restaurant is almost perfect especially outside. I would definitely visit... More 

Thank livinginlag
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is an excellent Italian restaurant in the Forodhani part of Zanzibar. The food os of the highest quality and it is well served and all of the staff are very courteous. They serve goos pizza and excellent pasta. This restaurant is very highly recommended.

Thank charlesturner5
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Over rated for sure...!! Take far too long to serve the food even though they didn't seem to be so busy. Food is also average- nothing special. Keeping in mind this is a Italian restaurant the pizza's were not up to the mark. I felt like I was having cheese on toast. Also dozens of cats running around the restaurant... More 

Thank sheikhBTDT
MarziaMatteo, Owner at La Taverna, responded to this review

I do think that your brother manages one of the restaurants or hotels nearby if you wrote like this ... This is the classic defamatory review made for a hidden interest or economically remunerated ... Trip advisor have a big power! More 

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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

It had been over 2 yrs since I lunched at La Taverna ! When I went back for lunch with my husband and friends it was like I never was away ! Warm and genuine greetings from Mateo and his famous Father GP , and my friends had pizza that they will dream about , myself , I'm always undecided... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with 2 friends, starter was good but main was lacking taste for all (where we usually are not picky)

Thank Niek A
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We recommend the 2 for 1 pizza night, but you should probably book in advance to get a table. Don't expect to get food in a hurry. Charming staff. The carafe of wine is good value for Zanzibar

Thank Ann D
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

They do great pizzas here in a nice setting, but our enjoyment of the evening was hindered by the fact that we had to wait over 90 minutes for food, with no explanation. They also did not bring us the salad we had ordered, and then when it appeared on the bill and we refused to pay for it, produced... More 

1 Thank Clare A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Creek Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 776 650 301
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

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