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Osteria Tarantino

125A Waterkant Road | 1st Floor, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
+27 76 505 1771
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
125A Waterkant Road | 1st Floor, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant is nothing to look at from the outside and is situated at the end of a small side street, difficult to drive down. The greeting from the friendly staff was warm and we were shown to one of the very few tables in...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a lovely man who’s runs this little piece of Italien cuisine in South Africa town booking is essential every thing is made to order wonderful pasta delicious starters yummy puddings all served with a smile ENJOY ps go hungry as u want to savour...More

Thank Russell B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The owners at Baraka Gifts & Decor around the corner in the vibey De Waterkant area recommended this lovely family run Italian restaurant, and what a superb recommendation it was! It is so authentic and everything we had was superb! Thank you!

Thank joburgshopper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the title says, this is a small restaurant on Waterkant Street, run by a family with italian roots. Packed full every night so reservations are required. Serves up uncomplicated italian dishes, mainly pasta, with their own touches. Short but nice list of local wines....More

Thank cicignon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucky to get a table last minute lunch time...it was very busy! Italian cigars, 4P’s and Linguine Vongole (not always on the menu) were all fantastic...visiting Enrico feels like coming home!

Thank Sue53_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We looked for an Italian cuisine restaurant and decided to visit the l‘osteria tarantino - it truly was an Italien experience. Small menu, but amazing authentic Italian food. Try their signature dish the 4Ps.

Thank Nightster89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great food, a passionate and sincere owner, it's about the food, not the hype. Vibe during the week at lunchtime, when we were there, was quiet, about half full, but we will be back soon for dinner,

Thank mikeleurs_gr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been waiting 90 minutes but yes pasta were prepared "just for us" and served very fresh and "ardente". The basic wine on the glass is not Italian, average. After waiting so long, you feel a little desabused. We came at 7:45. We will...More

Thank seb93100Montreuil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hosts were incredible. A family that are South African at heart and have Italian souls! Wonderfully friendly and create a great atmosphere overall. Small, quaint and a great find! The food was excquisite. Their specialty dish, the 4 P's is made with the best...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We always first read reviews on Tripadvisor before we go to a restaurant. This restaurant have great reviews and they are right. This is an amazing place to eat at. It's a small venue (about 40), so make sure u book! A black bord menu...More

Thank Andries_Florrie_13
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125A Waterkant Road | 1st Floor, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town
  • 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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