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Osteria Tarantino Restaurant

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125A Waterkant Road | 2nd Floor, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 505 1771
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Marilia, SP
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wish I could give them 6 stars. We had the best experience in Cape Town at the restaurant. The food was incredible (the 4 P's pasta still make me want it thousand times), the starters were also delicious!!! Enrico and his family treated us so well that we went there two days in a roll (and I usually don't repeat... More 

1 Thank carolturchi
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, is all I can say. Amazing personal family owned business with great service by their son Michel and chef dad Enrico! The food is Italian to the max with excellent quality ingredients and simple yet amazing Flavours! Great wine! Excellent food! Amazing interior and homely atmosphere by a very passionate family who love what they do!

Thank Jayde G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I booked a table here for our 19 yr anniversary dinner. What a great find. It's a small intimate family run Osteria and the dishes on the menu change regularly using the freshest ingredients. The pasta dishes are all homemade too and delicious. We both had starters, a main dish and dessert and of course a bottle... More 

Thank Julia S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went yesterday for the first time and will become regulars. Enrico is a great and welcoming host. In this intimate trattoria you feel like in Italy. Not Mamma is cooking, but a very creative chef from Napoli. Incredible food, best taste we had since long and nice presentation. Thanks Enrico and your team, it was a WONDERFUL evening.

Thank RussianLady
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enrico, via Mogadishu, Nairobi & grand Baye to Cape Town smashes Italian in a simple, yet sophisticated way. From the antipasti (cured meats & buffalo mozarella) to the mains (veal meatballs & veal escalope) it is a real taste of Italy. (pity the tiramisu wasn't available as we heard it was great) we'll be back when he gets back from... More 

Thank Peter S
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All you will eat in this restaurant are pure tasty products from Italy. Buratta, mozarella, fresh pastas ... It is like eating in Italy.

Thank PascalMaldives
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243 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a quiet late lunch here. Service was great. We had their signature 4Ps pasta shared as a starter. Wonderful. Then veal with mushrooms. Excellent. As was the wine. Quiet when we were there. Out if the way location. We will be back.

Thank Angleseateam
San Diego
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really impressed. Found this little gem on TripAdvisor and was super pleased. It was a great overall experience and the food was awesome. It was all prepared fresh which takes longer but well worth it. I knew that going in and completely understand. Super friendly staff and just a lovely little CT gem.

Thank Craig P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch. Very Italian. The Ravioli is superb. The owner and his son are very attentive and helpful. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for something different.

Thank Alan F
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324 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend suggested we dine here and I am so glad we did! A magnificent spot. The food is incredibly good and it is authentic Italian. The restaurant is tiny and has a lovely ambiance. This might be my new favourite in Cape Town. I loved it.

Thank Reenwoud

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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: +27 76 505 1771
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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