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“Oh what a meal!!!”
Review of Osteria Tarantino

Osteria Tarantino
Ranked #6 of 1 246 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Reservations are a must at this tiny authentic Italian restaurant. We felt like we were transported back to Italy. We tried the meatballs which was from a recipe from the chef's grandmother. Truly, they were the best meatballs we have ever eaten! Never had a burrata but oh my the cheese was fabulous! The specials 4 P's, porcini, pancetta, pappadelle, and parmesan dish was delectable. My son quickly devoured the ravioli so can't attest if it was any good but if I had to guess, I would say it was delicious as well! Our server was so sweet, informative about the dishes and made our evening too. A very memorable meal!!!!

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

The restaurant is nice and cozy, only a few tables. The experience was great from the beginning, since we called to book the table the waitress was very nice and friendly. Once we arrived she went through the whole menu for us and did some great recommendations. The home made pasta was superb.
My only recommendation is that the waiter doesn't play that much with the volume of the music, it was a great evening but that could be a little disruptive.

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2  Thank pjguerra
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

This is a small charming family run restaurant. Booking is essential. Our waiter Michele was a real character. We laughed from beginning to end. His stepfather, Enrico, is the owner and chef of the restaurant. Enrico’s food is superb!! He is such a lovely warm host. We thoroughly enjoyed our fun as well as very delicious evening at Osteria Tarantino and we will back ASAP!!

2  Thank Hotels201511
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Enrico Tarantino serves up genuine home cooked Italian food in a simple homespun trattoria ; raw pine tables, family members as waiters, everything cooked to order - the pasta is home prepared, the accompaniments come from genuine Italian delicatessens and the fresh mozzarella is to die for. Nowhere can you find better quality of mozzarella in the whole ofCape Town.

It is not fine dining - it is just good honest, genuine home cooked Italian food. We have been several times and have never been disappointed. If you are looking for genuine Italian , do yourselves a favour and try it.

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3  Thank petters7270
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Small family run establishment, with hands on attention to detail. Authentic Italian deliciousness. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening

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2  Thank julespCapeTown
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