5th Floor, Statement Hotel, First Ave, Wuse, Abuja.
So La Taverna opened another branch in Abuja. Unfortunately I haven’t been to any of the Lagos branches before but I’m sure they would be great.
Finding La Taverna proved to be a bit difficult. It is a quaint Italian place hidden in another Hotel. You must know what you’re looking for if you want to find it.
On entry, it had this European allure about it, with the wood finishing and bright colors, a mini wine rack, espresso machines, and tons of wine glasses placed decoratively on the tables. There is a balcony set with plants and low hanging lights, giving a magnificent view of the city of Abuja.
It took a while to go through the menu, although there were so many choices. We had to inquire from the waiter, who was quite pretty, albeit not so helpful (with our decision making).
We settled on the Alfredo spaghetti with Parmesan cheese and diced chicken, as well as the Taverna Pizza!
We were served some baguette slices with a weird tomato sauce for starters.
They brought the pasta in good time.
Problem with the meal, they went a bit overboard with the cheese!!! They spared no expense on the amount of cheese poured, yes, literally poured onto the spaghetti. It was overwhelming!
The chicken was nice but I couldn’t even taste it much with all the cheese lathered on it.
The Taverna pizza was a thin crust, it was crisp, the bacon was lovely and the cheese was great on it! Could it be that Chileans make the best pizzas ?
Spaguetti Alfredo with Chicken: N4500
Taverna Pizza: N4000
La Taverna is a place I’d definitely want to come back to, even if it’s just for the view. The meal service was great, though the waiters didn’t know much about the menu. Almost any kind of gathering can be held here. Nice place.
Julian Irabor, O.T