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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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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • 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 1 week ago

We love Italian food and everywhere we travel around the world we search out great Italian restaurants - Osteria Tarantino did not disappoint. Fantastic service, fresh pasta - I went along with the Chef’s recommendation - the 4Ps simply a pasta lovers delight, we also...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dave_939698
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Osteria on a friend’s recommendation. Warm welcome, professional service, spotlessly clean, quaint and authentic food. Be aware that portion sizes are small but I think it’s because a traditional Italian home is customary to having a pasta or soup starter and then a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank findingnumberone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Home made pasta and one of the best tomatoe based sauces I've had for a very long time. Veal meatballs are not to be missed. Small menu allows the one man chef to excel at what he is very good at.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Escape48096243447
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Off the beaten track, but short Uber ride to this down-to-earth Italian-run restaurant. The food was simple and delicious, with all dishes itemised on boards. The chef came out to advise us. We booked before we left the UK, which is advisable as it is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chrisandclive
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to go for a while and was not disappointed. Small and cozy, with really great food and service. Can’t wait to return again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Benedicta M
Reviewed 24 October 2018

What a wonderful family run restaurant. We had our hotel make reservations for us months in advance. When we arrived there was some type of mix up but it was no problem for them & we got a table immediately. The food was delicious, especially...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LotsofVino
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We were staying around the corner from this restaurant and had heard good things so thought we'd try and book. On our first visit we were unable to get a table but they booked for the next evening and as they only have a dozen...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DE_and_KB
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love every time I dine here. I tiny spot with some of the best pasta you will ever have. The service is good, the food even better. Go- it is a must in CT.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Reenwoud
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We needed a work dinner for 12 people, and Osteria Tarantino was recommended. We arrived to a very warm welcome and were looked after wonderfully the whole night. We followed the recommendations and ate communal dishes for the large table and from starts to mains...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Crispinophur
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We’ve been there twice as from starters to desserts everything was soooo delicious! With 10 tables it is like being at home...a reservation is therefore recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank smilosmile
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
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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