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La Taverna

Creek Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 776 650 301
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (65 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Creek Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat to find this family run restaurant. Very friendly staff, an extensive menu and pizza and pasta to die for. If you happen to be in Stonetown then don't miss it.

Thank GaryEdmonstone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after a friend recommended me . They have a beautiful ambience setup. Had a veg pizza with eggplant, onion, tomota and green pepper.very tasty and mouth watering. Service prompt and quick. Would recommend this place for 🍕 lovers in Zanzibar. Will come back...More

Thank Ashwin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far, our favourite meal of our holiday in Zanzibar. The staff were friendly and welcoming. An extensive menu, everything sounded so good so it was hard for us to choose. My husband wanted risotto and we were warned that it would take around 40...More

Thank Edmonstone
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I go here every Wednesday with my wife for Pizza night ,friendly staff and amazing food with a good atmosphere

Thank edward b
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We stopped by La Traverna on Wednesday afternoon after visiting the Old Slave Market and Shariff said that it was 2 for 1 Pizza night on Wednesdays and so would be busy. He reserved a table for us for 7:30. When we arrived at 7:30,...More

Thank ebigmac
Reviewed 22 May 2017 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
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...More

Thank Gibbsy31
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...More

Thank Stephanie L
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...More

Thank livinginlag
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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