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

3.9  / 5

Based on 5 reviews

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    September 2019

    Excellent Restaurant and Service

    Yesterday (2nd September) we visited La Tavernetta in Folkestone for the first time. What a fantastic place this is. It was steak night and it was probably the best steak i've ever had. Service is fantastic, friendly, efficient, But the food was amazing. The steak was to die for. The puddings were amazing. Definitely will be visiting again.

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    Susan Miller
    March 2019



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    Local Eater
    January 2019

    1 people found this review helpful

    Booked a table for my wife & myself on a Saturday night, 8pm. All started well with friendly reception and warm atmosphere. The food quickly arrived but my wife and I both found the main (filet steak with "Madeira" sauce) disappointing. Similarly the dessert neither of us could finish. I understand from other reviews that folks come from miles around to eat here but on last nights evidence I'm baffled as to why.

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    Darby And Joan
    August 2016

    13 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

    18 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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