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Good Italian food ..family run restaurant

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Good Italian food ..family run restaurant

.. with excellent service & warm atmosphere

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Expansive Italian Food Menu and Drinks List Tantalising Diners in Folkestone, Kent

It’s a rare occasion when a restaurant matches the culinary desire of a group of diners, Tavernetta has an Italian food menu to cater to all needs. Based in Folkestone, Kent we offer a wide range of dishes with a bolstered drinks menu to keep your palate fresh.

Please inform us of any allergies or dietary requirements you may have, we cater for gluten free and vegetarian


All our pizza’s are 12” they all have a thin crispy base with a succulent home-made tomato



Pizza Gallery

PIZZA BIANCO - Garlic & Mozzarella cheese - £8.00

MARGHERITA – mozzarella cheese  or vegan cheese & fresh basil - £10.00

VEGETARIANA - Mushroom, asparagus, mixed peppers, olives and mozzarella cheese or vegan cheese£11.50

PEPPERONI PIZZA - Pepperoni salami & mozzerella cheese - £12.00 

PIZZA POLLO PROSCIUTTO COTTO - Chicken, cooked ham & mozzarella cheese - £12.00

PIZZA GENOVESE - Courgette, aubergine, pesto, basil & mozzarella cheese - £12.50

QUATTRO STAGIONI / FOUR SEASONS - Pepperoni, parma ham, olives, mushrooms, artichokes, anchovies and mozzarella cheese- £12.00

PIZZA AL POLLO PICCANTE - marinated spice barbecue chicken, pepperoni, olives and mozzarella - £14.00

HAWAIIAN - Mozzarella cheese, pineapple and ham - £11.00 

CALABRESE ( typical spicy Italian pizza !) - Mozzarella cheese, salami, parma ham, anchovies, capers, mushrooms, olives and chilli - £12.00

FUNGHI - Mushrooms, mozzarella or vegan cheese & rocket leaves - £12.50 

QUATRO FORMAGGI - Dolcelatte, mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta & basil - £13.00 

TONNO & CIPOLLA  - Tuna fish, onion, mozzarella - £13.00 

PESCATORA -   Mixed seafood & mozzarella - £15.00


Set Lunch Menu


3 courses £19.00

Complimentary bread & butter

  • 1 Example label

A La Carte

Cover Charge ( £1.00 per person for bread & butter etc )

A La Carte

  • Selection of Olives (V)


  • Bruschetta


    Toasted bread topped with tomato, onion, garlic, and olive oil (V)


  • Minestrone Soup


    Traditional Italian chunky vegetable soup sprinkled with parmesan cheese (V)

  • Soup of the day


    Please ask (V)

  • Gamberoni


    King prawns sautéed in garlic butter £9.00 or as a main course

  • Prosciutto Di Parma Con Melone


    Thinly sliced Italian ham with melon

  • Frittura Di Argentini


    small fish whitebait fried in a light batter & served with homemade tartare sauce & lemon

  • Antipasto Platter


    Selection of cured Italian meats and tasters of mozzarella cheese, prawn cocktail, pate & marinated olives

  • Avocado


    With prawns in seafood sauce £8.00 or avocado with vinaigrette dressing (V)

  • Pate


    Homemade chicken liver pate served with toast and caramelised onion chutney

Pasta Dishes

  • Our Famous Tavernetta Meat Cannelloni !

    Rolled pancakes filled with pork & beef, topped with a Bolognese and cheese sauce ….We also have a vegetarian option with spinach & ricotta cheese (V)

  • Lasagne Verdi Alla Bolognese

    Layers of pasta, bolognese, and white cheese sauce

  • Penne Arrabbiata

    Short pasta tubes with a tasty homemade tomato, chilli, garlic, and basil sauce (V)

  • Spaghetti Bolognese

    Spaghetti with a traditional Italian meat sauce

  • Macaroni Cheese Gratin

    Macaroni in a rich cheddar & blue cheese sauce (V)

  • Tagliatelle Al Salmone

    Pasta ribbons with cream and smoked salmon sauce

  • You can have all the above pasta dishes as a main course £13.00 or as a starter portion £8.50


  • Pollo Dolcelatte


    Breast of chicken with a rich cream and blue cheese sauce

  • Petto Di Pollo Lorraine


    Breast of chicken cooked with fresh cream and white wine topped with fresh asparagus tips

  • Pollo Puttanesca


    Pan fried breast of chicken with chopped black & green olives, anchovies, garlic, chilli, and tomato


  • Veal Milanese


    Veal coated in breadcrumbs and cooked in butter (try with a side of spaghetti Napoli £3.00) the Italian way

  • Veal Alla Crema


    Veal cooked in a cream, white wine, & mushroom sauce

  • Saltimbocca


    Veal cooked with sage, butter, and a hint of meat jus, topped with parma ham and sage


  • Sirloin Steak 8 oz


    Sirloin steak with a mushroom, onion, Dijon mustard, and brandy sauce

  • Tournedo Rossini 8 oz


    Best fillet steak placed on toasted bread with a madeira wine sauce and topped with chicken liver pate

  • T-Bone Steak 18 oz (Sirloin & Fillet Combo)


    Plain grilled

  • Fillet Steak 8 oz


    Plain grilled


  • Dover Sole Plain Grilled


    Locally caught Dover sole filleted at your table

  • Sole Cardinale


    Fillet of sole in a cream, white wine, and prawn sauce with a hint of tomato

  • Seabass


    Served with fresh fennel, fennel seeds, and flambeed with pernod (liqueur)

Chefs Special Starters

  • Asparagus Parmigiana

    £8.00 (V)

    Fresh asparagus with melted butter and parmesan cheese

  • Involtine Salmone


    Smoked salmon parcel filled with prawns in a seafood sauce

  • Bresaola


    Cured beef served on rocket salad with shavings of parmesan cheese and drizzled with virgin olive oil & lemon juice

  • Funghi Trifolati

    £7.50 (V)

    Mushrooms sautéed in garlic butter

  • Cozze


    Mussels cooked with cream, onion & white wine £8.50 (Also available as main course)

Chefs Special Main Course

  • Fegato Alla Salvia


    A thin slice of tender calf’s liver cooked with butter and sage

  • Terre & Mare (Surf &Turf)


    8oz fillet steak & king prawns served on top of a beautifully rich cream & garlic sauce

  • Lamb Calabrese


    Lamb chops with fresh peppers, mushroom, rosemary, and stock sauce

  • Cod Diavolo Dolce


    Cod fillet on a bed of mash potato with a hot sweet chilli, tomato, & coriander sauce


  • Sauté potatoes


  • Cauliflower cheese


  • Broccoli


  • Green beans


  • French fries


  • Zucchini


    (Courgettes fried in a light batter)


  • Mixed Salad


  • Tomato & Onion Salad


  • Rocket & Parmesan Salad



  • Roulade of the day Please ask /.White chocolate cheesecake with fruit of forest sauce / Baileys tiramisu / Panna cotta with salted caramel sauce Oranges in a sugar syrup with Grand Marnier liqueur

  • Desserts


    Ask to hear about our wonderful selection of Kirstine's homemade desserts

  • Ice Cream


    Mixed flavours

  • Cheeseboard


    Selection of cheeses served with cheese biscuits & chutney


Caffe /Tea


Liqueur Caffe



Peroni Beer (Bottle) £4.00 330ml

San Miguel (Bottle) £3.60  330ml

Becks Blue Non-Alcoholic £3.00 

Cider £3.60 440ml

Bitter £3.60 

J20 £2.80

All soft drinks


All spirits with mixers


Special coffee


Brandy 25ml

Courvoisier brandy £4.50

Vecchia Romagna brandy £4.50

Remy Martin £5.50

Cherry Brandy £4.00

Calvados £4.50

Whiskey 25ml

Jack Daniels Whiskey £3.50 

Jameson Irish Whiskey £3.50 

Bells Whisky £3.50 

Famous Grouse £3.50 

Canadian Club £3.50 

Southern Comfort £3.50

Rum 25ml

Rum £3.50 

Morgan's Spiced Rum £3.50

Italian Liqueur 25ml

Strega £4.00 

Amaro Calabrisella £4.00 

Grappa £4.00 

Negroni £8.00 (Gin, Martini Rosso & Campari)

Aperol Spritz - aperol with small bottle prosseco £9.00

Small Bottle Prosecco £6.95


Martini Cinzano £3.50 (50ml)

Martini Extra Dry £3.50 (50ml)

Martini Rosso £3.50 (50ml)

Pimm’s £3.50 (50ml)

Campari £4.50 (50ml)

Sherry £3.50 (50ml)

Port £3.50 (50ml)

Gin Gordon £3.50 (25ml)

Smirnoff Vodka £3.50 (25ml)

Bacardi £3.50 (25ml)

Pernod £3.50 (25ml)

Amaretto £3.75 (25ml) 

Archers £3.50 (25ml)

Baileys £5.00 (25ml)

Malibu £3.50 (25ml)

Liqueur 25ml

Drambuie £3.50 

Creme de Menthe £3.50 

Sambuca £3.50 

Grand Marnier £3.50 

Benedictine £3.50 

Tia Maria £3.50


  • Red Wine ~ La Corte

    175ml £5.00 | 250ml £7.00

    Light soft red with berry characteristics

  • White Wine ~ La Corte

    175ml £5.00 | 250ml £7.00

    Crisp medium to dry, well balanced with soft supple flavours

  • Pinot Grigio

    175ml £5.50 | 250ml £7.50

    Dry & full flavour white with delicate fragrance & smooth texture

  • Orvieto

    175ml £5.50 | 250ml £7.50

    This is a slightly sweet, soft, fresh and balanced

  • Montepulciano D’abruzzo Doc 12.5%

    175ml £5.50 | 250ml £7.50

    Pleasant ruby red wine. Soft and well balanced & medium bodied

  • Pinot Grigio Blush (rose)

    175ml £5.50 | 250ml £7.50

    Fresh and medium dry with a good fruity bouquet.

  • Prosecco

    Small 125ml £6.95


  • Pinot Grigio – white


    Dry & full flavour white with delicate fragrance & smooth texture

  • Merlot – red


    Soft & fruity

Dessert Wine

  • Reciotto di Soave 13.5%

    £8.00 (100ml glass)

    A superb wine, an excellent accompaniment with any dessert or chilled as an aperitif .Intense, flowery, bouquet reminiscent of acacia honey with spicy background due to the fermentation in oak. Round, full-bodied and persistent.

Italian Sparkling

  • Prosecco - Clivus Doc 11%


    Produced in authentic Valdobbiadene tradition, a brilliant lively straw coloured wine with light bubbly front, harmonious bouquet and perfect dry taste. Perfect aperitif.

  • Asti Spumante - 10.5%


    Fermented slowly to achieve the perfect balance between alcohol and sugar, giving a light fully sparkling wine with a refreshing sweetness.


  • House Champagne


    Creamy, yet fresh, elegant non vintage Champagne.

  • Moet et Chandon - Brut Imperial NV


    Biggest Champagne brand in the world but not without good reason. The Champagne for every occasion.

Italian Whites

  • La Corte ~ House Wine


    Crisp medium to dry, well balanced with crisp supple flavours

  • Orvieto Amabile - Doc 12.5%


    This is a slightly sweet, soft, fresh and balanced with a pleasantly fragrant aroma.

  • Frascati Superiore - doc ~ Le Cassiane 12.5%


    This easy drinking, light golden wine is dry and fresh, yet pleasantly fresh and fruity with a smooth taste and a subtle hint of nuttiness.

  • Verdicchio - Doc ~ Monte Schiavo 12%


    Pale straw in colour with green tinges, with a fine scent and taut dryness with a hint of freshly ripened apricot

  • Pinot Grigio - Doc ~ Antonutti 12.5%


    A delightful dry and full flavour white wine with a delicate fragrance and a smooth texture

  • Gavi di Gavi - Doc ~ Tacchino 12.5%


    From one of the best producers in Piemonte. Full bodied and well balanced with a good length and a intensive fruity bouquet

Italian Reds

  • La Corte ~ House Wine


    Light soft red with berry characteristics

  • Montepuliciano


    Soft & well balanced with medium bodied flavour

  • Barbera ~ Bruni Doc 13.5%


    Fabulous colour indicating great extraction. Mouths filling succulent super ripe fruit flavours are balanced with gentle spice and a hint of sweet creaminess from small oak barrels, good combination with most red meats and pasta.

  • Valpolicella Classico - Doc ~ MonteForte 12.5%


    The intense and brilliant ruby red colour of this Valpolicella unites the clean ripe red fruit bouquet and a smooth, round full-cherry and persistent taste.

  • Chianti Classico Docg ~ Luiano 13%


    From the leading producer, this excellent ruby red wine made from the fruity Sangiovese grapes distinctly perceptible and the wood well judged and perfectly blended in the bouquet. Full in body, long in finish.

  • Chianti Classico Riserva - Docg ~ Luiano 13%


    Gold medal winner produced in a small quantity, from hand picked selected grapes matured 50% in a small barriques. Red, ruby intense and deep, full body and elegant with scent of mature fruit. Highly recommended

  • Barolo - Docg ~ Bruni 14%


    Red ruby colour with a slight granite hue, with a strong fragrance, with the bouquet of roses, violets, raspberries, plums and a complete range of spices, leather and liquorice. Rich full flavoured, but at the same time elegant and mysterious

  • Amarone - Doc ~ Re Teodorico 14.5%


    Made from the finest hand –picked grapes which have been laid out on the wooden racks for more than three months This results in the wine acquiring a rich and robust fruit, which is then aged for several years in traditional large oak barrels.

Italian Rose

  • Bardolino Chiaretto - Doc ~ Monteforte 11.5%


    A sylish and light salmon coloured wine from the area west of Verona. Fresh, fruity and well structured. Perfect when served with antipasti, fresh fish and shellfish.

  • Pinot Grigio Blush - ltg ~ Monteforte 12%


    A stylish and refreshing wine, light salmon pink in colour with orange undertones from the Verona area. Fresh and medium dry with a good fruity bouquet. Perfect aperitif, seafood and light dishes.

Rest of the World Whites

  • To add balance to our Italian wine we have chosen a few classic names from around the world. Chablis and Sancerre are both delicious well known wines but also included in our selection is an easy drinking wine from Germany

  • Piesporter Michelsberg, Mosel


    Sweet, flowery bouquet with an elegant racy flavour

  • Sancerre 12.5%


    A perfect Sancerre full of fruit flavours with an excellent after-taste

  • Chablis Premier Cru 13%


    It’s bouquet reveals that it has been aged in oak barrels for 48 months and later in the bottle. Well balanced, smooth and flavourful, it evokes a wide strong structure and finesse.

Rest of the World Reds

  • The Rioja we have listed is aged in oak barrels, which gives soft vanilla flavours, a fantastic wine. For something slightly lighter, why not indulge in the Cabernet Shiraz from Australia

  • Shiraz Cabernet Rosewood ( Australia )


    Medium bodied with soft ripe fruit flavour of raspberry and hints of plum soft tannins and subtle vanilla on the palate.

  • Rioja Riserva (Spain)


    A lively red wine with ochre hues, reminiscent of a vine leaf in Autumn. Very well defined, beautifully combining the vanilla from the oak with the freshness of the grapes. Excellent balance in the mouth, velvety and elegant with a very intense, persistent finish.


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reservations are available at our restaurant in Folkestone, Kent.

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