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Osteria Tarantino Restaurant

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125A Waterkant Road | 2nd Floor, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
12:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely Italian restaurant. This is a family-run restaurant and everyone is very friendly and always welcoming. We truly loved everything about this place so much including foods, atmosphere, and the family, so we ended up going to this place 4 times during our stay. We will definitely come back next time we are in Cape Town. Tips: Tables are... More 

Thank Ji A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely "hideaway" small Italian restaurant, the owners know their menu, are very happy to help and are clearly committed to excellent quality of ingredients. We had: sharing a starter, the Burrata, FABULOUS; followed by 4Ps a handmade fresh pasta dish, molto bene; the dessert was a superb Cannoli (I stole my wife's Amaretto, what a combo). Nice... More 

Thank Jamtarts
Sedgefield, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family of 5 celebrated a birthday here! It was absolutely special! This family run, tiny restaurant offers outstanding Italian cuisine and very friendly service. Everything pleased us! We will definitely go there again! TIP: Booking is essential.

Thank dobz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The resturant is lovely an quaint with dimmed lighting for a great ambiance. There is little parking available near the resturant so be sure to come early. The food was somewhat tasty however was not worth the expense and the portion sizes were small. For dessert we had a range of their delights to which i tried their cannoli. It... More 

Thank sshaw14
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a peaceful restaurant where they serve excellent Italian food! The service is very friendly. Situated in a beautiful part of the city.

Thank tizzicki
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delighted to have found this little spot. A family run affair with a small menu offering freshly prepared traditional Italian cuisine. Hard to choose what to have, all looked great. Top tip, bring your own wine and pay corkage, they offer some very good wines but they are expensive.

Thank Sue B
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a hidden gem right in heart of Cape Town. We happen to be here on weekend afternoon by chance as we were trying to find a good place to dine without any reservation and that too with vegetarian options. Owner of restaurant welcomed us and recommended few options along with nicely paired wine. Whole experience was exceptionally good... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a small place but excellent food , prepared with care . Enrico is a great host , the menu is short but everything we tried was really excellent. will definitely be back

Thank nicolas s
Ballinrobe, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having dined out a lot during recent stay in Cape Town this little restaurant was the discovery of our trip. A beautiful Italian with a short but interesting menu (no pizzas). The best mozzarella in Cape Town was enjoyed with tomato and Parma ham. Excellent 4 flavoured penne pasta and fettuccine bolognese for mains. Will definitely return.

Thank John J
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner is very welcoming and the restaurant is nicely tucked just off the street. Simple menu with delicious food! I was a bit challenging as I eat low carb...so usually a nightmare eating at an Italian restaurant but I had the Caprese salad as a starter which was incredibly fresh and tasty, and then I had the Veal and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125A Waterkant Road | 2nd Floor, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 27765051771
Authentic Italian Restaurant in the Waterkant area in Cape Town, Italian Dishes made fresh on a daily bases, Secluded from the road

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?