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Osteria Tarantino Restaurant

125A Waterkant Road | 2nd Floor, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 505 1771
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Closes in 9 min
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
125A Waterkant Road | 2nd Floor, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great meal at Osteria Tarantino. The food was freshly prepared and the service was great. We would recommend going here.

Thank jandjadventures8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small, cozy family run Italian restaurant with amazing food and crazy good customer service. Definitively a repeat!

Thank Božo P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow no words can express the most beautiful evening and the best food we have ever tasted .. the pasta was out of this works and the meat balls were amazing and so tasty .. we will definitely be back . Loved loved this beautiful...More

Thank 29kathryn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this restaurant after perusing Trip Advisor and as we were going to a show they managed to squeeze us in for an early dinner. You wouldn't just happen upon this place as it's tucked away but what a magnificent little find. It's small...More

Thank AnonTravelGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with a large group of friends for a birthday lunch. Truly Italian - family-run with freshly cooked fare, of the most delicious kind. We shared platters of antipasti to start - generous and fresh and tasty - and then had various pasta and...More

Thank ShinyBriony
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fabulous find. The best restaurant we've been to in Cape Town! Five stars are not enough to do justice to the delicious food and fabulous service. Enrico and family are hands on, attentive and treat everyone like old friends. Did I mention that...More

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After spending months in Italy and arriving in Cape Town, I have had the pleasure of trying quite a few Italian restaurants. Osteria was the best one I tried as it reminded me of my family and home in Florence. The food and atmosphere is...More

1  Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome hospitality and good food . Unfortunately the restaurant is closing for annual holiday so will have to find an alternate eatery for the duration of my stay .

Thank mark f
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The food was fantastic to say the least, best since I was in Italy fifteen years ago. Authentic Italian yet not only the food, but the overall feel and atmosphere. Spoke with us like old friends and took their time allowing us to take ours....More

2  Thank levenge
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Making my reservation wasn't that easy as no one answers the mobile number on their FB page. However, I did leave a message on FB to which they replied the next day. Its a small restaurant so its important to book. The fact that it...More

Thank VintagePrincess1973
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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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