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La Tavernetta

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Leaside Court Clifton Gardens, Folkestone CT20 2ED, England
+44 1303 255044
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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only been to this restaurant twice but both times were lovely. I'm not a huge fan of Italian food but really enjoyed it! Lovely staff, very welcoming!

Thank laurenthomason
Sandgate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great first Christmas lunch with friends. Never fails to.please as we normally come here every year. Puddings fabulous as ever.

Thank J G S
Rodersdorf, Switzerland
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had our first wedding anniversary dinner at Le Tavernetta back in 1969 and have recently celebrated our 48th there. One of our favourite restaurants in Folkestone.

Thank CHINCH43
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here and was so pleased with how excellent the service was...nothing was too much trouble. Will go back again soon

Thank Victoria I
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We were six, well four to begin with. Not a very smiley welcome, shown to our table. Our camerero obviously ltalian, rather dubious to begin with. Our hoist had decided we ate off the alternative menu, what we had was tasty enough ''very good''- but our preference really should have been the main menu. The wine not spectacular besides requesting... More 

Thank Remarks4711
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

My friend and I had a meal at La Tavernetta on a Monday night in early September. When we arrived, a waiter showed us to a table next to where a couple were sitting, despite most of the other tables being empty. We asked to sit somewhere else away from the couple (who quietly thanked us) and the waiter took... More 

Thank Sue V
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We were recommended to La Tavernetta by the owner of the B&B where we were staying. Our first impression was not positive: the restaurant is in a basement, and the staff were not very welcoming. However, it was all fine and the food was good. The chap who seemed to be in charge (he is Italian) soon found his smile... More 

Thank Pazzas
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117 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Went on a Friday evening,restaurant rather quiet.Staff attentive,food generally good,with a good choice of starters/mains and reasonably priced.Service efficient.£140 for four persons including wine.Canelloni excellent.Avoid house red wine.

Thank TravellerCleethorpes
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited at 9:30 on a Saturday night. Very mediocre food with what tasted like frozen veg. Felt quite rushed. Odd to find an Italian restaurant not offering a pizza or risotto dish. Dessert was a very uninspiring raspberry roulade with about two raspberries in it. Not very good value. Would not recommend.

Thank DigsySE18
Thomas B, Owner at La Tavernetta, responded to this review

Read your review ..sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us ...we are not a pizzeria so therefore do not do pizzas!...we did 80 covers that night full a la carte and so surprised that you were the only customer to complain about vegetables which are definitely not frozen ... And the roulade is our best seller and... More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Managed to book a table on a Friday night. Very friendly welcome, great table for two in the corner, nice view of restaurant, nice surroundings, chandeliers etc. Staff really attentive, very friendly great sense of humour, professional no fuss. even though the restaurant was busy the service was really good. Warm relaxed cozy atmosphere, customers enjoying themselves. Food was great!

Thank mike6ft6
Thomas B, Owner at La Tavernetta, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Kirstine and tommaso More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leaside Court Clifton Gardens, Folkestone CT20 2ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 255044

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