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Osteria Tarantino Restaurant

125A Waterkant Road | 1st Floor, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 505 1771
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
125A Waterkant Road | 1st Floor, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a pleasant evening at the osteria. The staff is very friendly and the menue has a selection of very nice italian dishes. The homemade pasta with the fresh prepared sauces are excellent and it's totally worth to wait a few minutes longer due...More

Thank Gabriel F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at Osteria Tarantino is authentic and wonderful. Enrico, the owner, is a big part of the experience and is happy to adjust dishes to your liking. Be sure to make a reservation in advance.

Thank rib20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to what was probably the best Italian food I've ever had, and that includes meals in Italy. Osterio Tarantino real hits the ball out of the park with the simple home made Italian dishes that makes you want to order everything on the menu....More

Thank Grant P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely enjoyed our food here, it was fabulous! Small restaurant so pays to book but the food was to die for. The flavours were fantastic and service was also great! We loved our pasta and they had a good wine list as well. Would...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small outstanding eatery situated near Cape Quarters, with great choices [starters, mains & dessert]. Friendly "personal" service and dishes are explained in detail. Because it's really small, only seating about 8-10 tables, recommend booking in advance for dinner. Highly recommend it.

Thank Martine I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for late Sunday lunch (400pm) with 5 children and 4 other adults. Ambience and surroundings really nice and welcoming. Staff attentive and helpful if a little disorganised at times - was anyone really in charge?? Time taken to serve food was atrocious, nearly 90...More

Thank David P
Michele D, General Manager at Osteria Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi David We are afraid you have reviewed the wrong restaurant. We have no record of you on our booking system nor do we open on Sundays or take bookings at 4pm. Can we kindly suggest you write your review to the correct restaurant. Perhaps...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cosy restaurant with a very charming chef/host/owner. Had delicious Gorgonzola gnocchi. The menu is quite small, as is the restaurant, but this adds to its charm.

Thank luna0948
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant Italian eatery with a small menu and personal service. My new top Italian restaurant in Cape Town, make sure you book.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience and would recommend everyone visit while in Cape Town. Note that it is only 8 to 10 tables and they only seat one party at a table per night so you will need to make reservations. In light of the foregoing, the service...More

Thank Jeremy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for dinner and had a great experience. Food was authentic Italian (and the chef was kind enough to prepare an off the menu dish for a person with a craving!), the atmosphere was great and the service was friendly and fun. Highly recommended.

Thank Roy W
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 | 1st Floor, 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 Restaurant in the Waterkant area in Cape Town, Italian Dishes made fresh on a daily bases, Secluded from the road
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