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“The best Italian this side of Naples ”
Review of Osteria Tarantino

Osteria Tarantino
Ranked #4 of 1 207 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Description: Authentic Italian Restaurant situated in the Waterkant area of Cape Town. Italian dishes freshly made. We are a small family run restaurant.
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Description: Authentic Italian Restaurant situated in the Waterkant area of Cape Town. Italian dishes freshly made. We are a small family run restaurant.
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Delicious. From the Tuscan cigars to the cannoli. The 4Ps pasta was divine. All the staff were incredibly friendly and very accommodating of our two children. If you enjoy Italian food, this is a must visit.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Osteria Tarantino is a small family run tratorria behind the Cape Quarter. The restaurant is small with only 5-6 tables, and what an amazing atmosphere it brings. We always receive superb service and special treatment, good wine and a memorable experience. This is without mentioning the food.... The food is unbelievable! Pasta's come directly in a pan to the table and are always home-made and fresh ingredients. We highly recommend gnocci or ravioli with the 4P's sauce, will have you going back every week!
We have visited for date night, took a large group for dinner club, and even recently had our engagement dinner there. We always receive the same fantastic experience, well done!

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1  Thank Stuart D
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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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1  Thank minnesotans4
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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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1  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!!

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