Review on La Tavernetta

La Tavernetta has been famous in Folkestone for almost 50 years and La Tavernetta remains a strong favourite with Folkestonians and visitors alike, viva La Tavernetta. It stands in a quiet location within easy reach of the sea and is greatly liked for its engaging personal service and good-value Italian food of the old school.

The menu celebrates traditional trattoria cooking, with a long list of starters taking in everything from bresaola and Parma ham with melon to baked snails stuffed with garlic and parsley. Pasta features lots of old faithfuls such as cannelloni and tagliatelle tossed with cream and Parmesan, while main courses embrace everything from fillet of sole in white wine, prawn and mushroom sauce to saltimbocca alla romana and sirloin steak with red wine and mushrooms.

Chef's specials add some extra choice - perhaps fettuccine with seafood, roast rack of lamb with herbs and rosemary or skate genobloise with capers, lemon juice and white wine - while desserts include the theatrical pleasures of crêpes Suzette and zabaglione. On Sunday, there's a very affordable three-course lunch menu including a couple of roasts from the carvery.

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Tommaso Borrello

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Mon-Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm Mon-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

Online Booking Availability for La Tavernetta

Facilities at La Tavernetta

  • Pre theater meals
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties

Dress Code



La Tavernetta
Leaside Court
Clifton Gardens
CT20 2ED

Customer Ratings on La Tavernetta

4.6  / 5

Based on 4 reviews

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Customer reviews

  • avatar
    Darby And Joan
    August 2016

    10 people found this review helpful
    Loved it.

    Having a mini break in Folkestone and saw this gem in walking past. Booked for evening meal and was so happy that we did. Had a lovely set menu meal and can say we enjoyed every bite. It will be our first choice when next in town.

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    November 2014

    15 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic Evening .....

    What a lovely family-run restaurant! A real treasure - great food, lovely ambience and the owners and staff are truly amazing people, who ensure everyone is looked after and made to feel comfortable. Food is top notch - we were on a couples night out and will soon be taking our children back on a Sunday lunchtime as the restaurant is very family friendly. Can't fault it. 10/10!!

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  • avatar
    September 2013

    26 people found this review helpful
    fantastic first class!!

    Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Wonderful welcome staff could not be more friendly. Food was lovely. Wine a bit pricey but that was a minor detail would definitely go back.

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    Jo Dunn
    June 2012

    28 people found this review helpful
    la tavernetta - splendido

    Excellent food, but even better is the welcome! A bit expensive but well worth it for the experience. One of our favourite restaurants -you can't beat sal timbocca or tornedos Rossini.

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