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Osteria Tarantino

125A Waterkant Road | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 505 1771
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  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (19 reviews)
“homemade pasta” (13 reviews)
“burrata” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
125A Waterkant Road | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cute little eatery with DELICIOUS food. Small menu but all dishes ordered by our table of 4 was excellent. Will definitely be back.

Thank LouiseComments
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on vacation in Capetown and saw reviews of this restaurant and decided to try it. When we got to the address we were skeptical. It did not look like much from the outside. What a wonderful surprise. All the dishes were homemade and...More

Thank katherinesabrams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After stumbling across the reviews of this osteria we decided to check it out one Thursday lunchtime. NB it only opens at 1pm. Menu seemed quite restricted with no hot starters on a cold cold winter's day. (Soup would've been great) Plus the Veal with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, amazing truffle pasta! Was here with a friend and then I brought my boyfriend, great for couples and friends.

Thank Michaela S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great meal-very authentic, homemade pasta, and excellent service. Felt like we were on the Amalfi Coast. Make reservations as it fills-up quickly. Food was delicious and inexpensive.

Thank junegraney
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Osteria Tarantino, is in Cape Town itself and is a wonderful family run restaurant specializing in Italian food. I have been there a number of times and each time I have had a delicious meal. The food is really good and atmosphere great. Booking essential.

1  Thank Clive V
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Had a quick dinner here before an evening function, the time at Osteria was too short unfortunately, but we enjoyed a delicious home made ravioli Napolitano. I would love to come back soon to enjoy a full evening here.

1  Thank Krista N
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Lunch here has been a delightful surprise. The very pleasing people working at the restaurant and the owner are very warm and friendly. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauces delicious. The winning choice was the tagliatelle with cream of truffle. The starters though...More

1  Thank Antonio A
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We've been lucky enough to eat here twice now, and loved the food all round. Deficits don't feature, simply delicious. More importantly though is the pace of things here. You can relax and enjoy your meal, no rush, sip your wine while sampling food and...More

1  Thank Jurgen K
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We love Enrico’s food. It is always tasty - the Osso Bucco special today was the best we’ve ever tasted. The pastas - 4P’s, Gnocchi, Fioretti all wonderful. Love the Italian cigars to start with. Tiny restaurant so book!

1  Thank Sue53_11
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5 January 2017|
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Response from lens994 | Reviewed this property |
I phoned the restaurant for you - they say NO e-mail bookings as there's no computer at the restaurant but phone the cell or sms them on 076 505 1771 if you're in South Africa. If outside the country the number is +27 76 505... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125A Waterkant Road | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 76 505 1771
  • E-mail
Authentic Italian Family Run Restaurant situated in the De Waterkant area of Cape Town. Italian dishes freshly made. Bookings are essential via cell no +27 76 05 1771 direct, what's up and sms. Please note No email bookings. We are closed on Sunday. Grazie.
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