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Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Matemwe, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
+255 772 224 222
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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived in Zanzibar for some time now, it is normal to have low expectations when dining out. Which is why it came as a very pleasant surprise when dining in Villa Kiva to discover that not only were their dishes at an affordable price, but that their portions were large and the food well made! They have a good... More 

Thank NJM88
Belgrade, Serbia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The food was very good. Breakfast fantastic with at least 10 sorts of local fruit. Local quisine excellent and fresh, as well as pizzas. We had half-board and I found too much Italian influence in our dinners - I would have prefered local spices to tomato sauce. Next time I would not go for half board.

Thank enthusiast1955
Oslo, Norway
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stayed in Panga Chumvi but ate here 2 evenings, and had great experience with both the food, the service, the nice atmosphere of the family run resort, and we went back very pleased and full both times. Would love to stay here next time!

Thank Trine L
Bangkok, Thailand
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Villa Kiva is a lovely, comfortable resort. All of the food a the restaurant was very well done and the staff were amazingly attentive during my visit. Highly recommend villa Kiva as a relaxing place to stay on holiday.

Thank cagrl2013
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

4 of us visited the restaurant for an evening meal , our first mistake was to order 2 so Called Fillet steaks , and 2others in our party ordered King Prawns , which were good , after a considerable wait of over 1 hour , our food arrived but only for 3 people 1 steak missing , ordered rare steak... More 

Thank adiancox4
Stone Town, Tanzania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were eight people, the only ones in the restaurant. Ordered five starters, that never came. Of the eight meals ordered after 40 mins we received 7, 20 mins later after everyone else had eaten received dish number 8. A new round of drinks was forgotten, Expressed our disappointment to the managers who did absolutely nothing. Totally unacceptable behavior and... More 

Thank J6271IVjohn
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Catch of the day worth to try. Every day new super fresh tasty fish. Local cuisine also available. Service good.

Thank buyoy
Sausalito, California
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This place is so wonderful...great food, very unassuming and cozy, great staff and wonderful Italian linens and towels...no lumpy pillows here...I can't say enough about this slice of paradise on the Indian Ocean....

Thank Melissa K
Warsaw, Poland
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very nice place to eat with beautiful views of the ocean. The food is very tasty, they served the best pizza I ate during my stay at Matemwe:-).

Thank Michal S
Silver Spring, Maryland
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My husband and our three kids (ages 7, 5, and almost 2) went to Villa Kiva many times during a recent two-week stay in Matemwe (we stayed at a house). This is a gorgeous place (see gardens in the back) with decent food, a nice selection of wine, friendly staff, and reasonable prices. It was a nice get away for... More 

Thank bikerfitz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matemwe, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Matemwe
  • Phone Number: +255 772 224 222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?