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Osteria Tarantino

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125A Waterkant Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 505 1771
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (17 reviews)
“homemade pasta” (12 reviews)
“burrata” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
125A Waterkant Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We reserved here for 2 people on a Monday night. It’s a small (7-8 indoor tables) family restaurant and every table is full as I write this review at 8:20pm. Other tables have come and gone while we’ve been here. Food is wonderful but service...More

1  Thank Avatar627
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

What a lovely homey experience! Great service. Fantastic food! Mains +- R120 (generous portions) Be sure to book as space is limited!

1  Thank AnnalizeBreytenbach
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Really love this little resturant, great quality food, fresh and prepared with love. I have never been disappointed when we have come here for a meal.

1  Thank TiffanyMarx
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful , wonderful wedding celebration hosted by Osteria. Excellent food and service .They very willing to accommodate all our requests. By far the best Italian restaurant in Cape Town. Thanks so much

1  Thank bnass_12
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Hands down the best homemade pasta we have ever eaten outside of Italy!! We loved this little restaurant, there is not a huge amount on the menu (9 main dishes or so) but wow are the dishes done to a high standard! We all had...More

1  Thank CharlotteBannerS
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Went for dinner last night & found this little gem really lived up to all I had heard and read. Service is outstanding including the Owner Enrico adding his personal touch - offering to tweak a veal dish when I couldn't decide what to order...More

2  Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Had been looking forward to veal and mushrooms all morning. Only veal dish available was meatballs. Cost a lot for just three on the plate. Wines highly overpriced, and one small bottle of water was R25!!!

1  Thank borguelady
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Hmmm the food was good but not that great as everyone is saying online. The food was average really. The burrata and the vitello tonato were okay but I’ve had better. It was not really worth the expense. The meatballs were really delicious tho! Maybe...More

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Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Seems like we were lucky because we went there twice without a reservation and immediately got a table. Small nice eatery serving down to earth well made food (no pizza!) with friendly authentic owners/staff. Menu on the blackboard will be explained to you in detail.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

What a great little restaurant. The food, service and ambiance are really good. Great meals all round, hand made pasta and real family service. This place is certainly going to become a firm favorite.

2  Thank kaiser08_KZN
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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 76 505 1771
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Authentic Italian Restaurant situated in the Waterkant area of Cape Town. Italian dishes freshly made. We are a small family run restaurant.
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