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La Tavernetta

Leaside Court Clifton Gardens, Folkestone CT20 2ED, England
+44 1303 255044
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cannelloni” (13 reviews)
“crepe suzette” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Leaside Court Clifton Gardens, Folkestone CT20 2ED, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve been eating here regularly for a few years. It’s never been great value but I like the service and the old-school atmosphere. Over the last 6-9 months the number of menu choices seems to have shrunk and much of what’s left is pretty uninspiring....More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband & I visited on a Wednesday evening & found the restaurant very quiet with only a handful of other diners. The young waiter was very friendly & attentive but I thought the older guy to be a bit surly. Firstly we were brought...More

Thank 2992yvonne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another birthday & another meal. We had the set menu that is available Mon-Thurs evening, was expecting slightly smaller dishes & were pleasantly surprised at the size they were. We both had the Cannelloni starter I then had the chicken dish & my partner had...More

1  Thank Viv1405
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved this restaurant great food delicious ,service good , Went there April 2018 and going back end of May . Very pleasant atmosphere. Would recommend to family and friends. Can't fault it at all. Will definitely keep going back.

2  Thank Esmerose2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here on 2nd May 2018. Fabulous genuine Italian menu like we enjoyed several years ago but which sadly is hard to find nowadays. High quality meal with extra special zabaglione dessert prepared at the table. What a treat! Great personal service by professional staff,...More

1  Thank Kups
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Felt I had gone back in time, old fashioned Italian restaurant with old fashioned menu. Went twice. Service and food good and easy to walk to from local hotels such as the Leas.

1  Thank HellWSussex
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We had heard this was one of the best restaurants in Folkestone. We were so dissapointed . As we entered we were met by such a grumpy waiter . We should have left at that point. He went on to be so miserable throughout the...More

3  Thank ANGELWINGS123
Kirstine B, Owner at La Tavernetta, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

I sent a message to you yesterday ...please can you call us on 01303 255044 we would really like to speak to you about this matter ...when did u visit us ?...we are really sorry that did not enjoy your experience with us ..please ask...More

Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Went there with my son, we had a stopover on the way to France and were hungry. Decor was nice enough, the front of house staff very nice and attentive. Menu was ok, I had veal and my son had spaghetti. My cream sauce was...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had an Italian restaurant in Cranleigh for over 30 years it was fantastic but sadly no longer open. Going to La Tavernetta was like being there again although this restaurant was slightly more plush but it was the food and the service. We were...More

2  Thank kaff43
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Mid week evening visit to the Tavernetta,was like eating out used to be.Before we all started eating out in “gastropubs”.Nice to enjoy proper linen and professional waiting staff.The al a Carte menu,was excactly as you would expect very 1970s.My portion of calves liver was rather...More

1  Thank 257kc21
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20 November 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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