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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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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (19 reviews)
“homemade pasta” (10 reviews)
“burrata” (11 reviews)
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125A Waterkant Road | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent, authentic Italian cuisine. Less than 10 tables which makes for a cozy experience, like dining at your aunt's. Reservation is a must except (maybe) for lunch.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere at Osteria Tarantino is great and the food is tasty, but the size of the main course left me disappointed. I ordered the ravioli main course, but the plate contained about 7 small ravioli squares that barely covered the bottom. My friend's portion...More

1  Thank Blake R
Reviewed 14 August 2018

My wife Helen, daughter Stephanie & I had been to see the colourful houses in Bo Kaap and had moved on to Waterkant to look for somewhere to eat. Stephanie spotted Osteria Tarantino and thankfully we decided to explore! It was reasonably early evening and...More

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Recommended by a friend Andy I loved it. Keep your group small... 2 or max 4 to really enjoy the experience. Beautiful food.

1  Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 29 July 2018

my ossobuco was perfect and the 7 other freinds all tried different pastas and it was lovely. Enrico is a great host and we had lovely lunch

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This small family run restaurant is one of our favourites. We love going here as the food is excellent, the restaurant is small and the service really good. They have a small menu which is on a board and their gnocci is the best I...More

1  Thank alisonpalmersa
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We had the Tuscan Cigars as a starter and then I had Veal Saltimbocca. One of my children had pasta and the other meatballs. All four dishes were excellent. Good service and lovely atmosphere. One feels at home.

1  Thank GayeDavies
Reviewed 15 July 2018 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 6 July 2018

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

2  Thank katherinesabrams
Reviewed 28 June 2018 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

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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
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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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