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A Tavola

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Shop #1 Library Square | Wilderness Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
+27 21 671 1763
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting to find an upmarket restaurant so close to home. Food was delicious. Wine was a bit more than our usual pocket, so our choice was not really our pallet. Waitress was very helpful, especially in translation, even though Italian is not traditional in her culture. Great find for special treat

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Thank Roy M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convenient if you are staying at the Quadrant. Popular venue with a good range of choices on the menu. Friendly staff and very good food. I will be going back

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Thank Douglas T
Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love dining at A Tavola. It always feels very welcoming and the food is always great. we must go more often.

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Thank Toni1611
Cape Town
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164 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After an absence of a while we returned to landmark restaurant in Claremont, 'A Tavalo' in the heart of the 'Medical Precinct' which account for many of its lunchtime diners and inevitably full at night with those seeking delicious Italian style food, great service and consistency, rare in the Southern Suburbs where we live and support our 'locals'. Our lunch... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favourite Italian restaurants in the Southern Suburbs. Excellent, authentic Italian cuisine. The service is good and the ambience very pleasant and relaxing. I particularly enjoy the Tagliolini ai Funghi e Tartufo and Vitello ai Funghi / Limone. If they have rabbit on the menu then try that - it is delicious.

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Thank ElredL
mbh66, Guest Relations Manager at A Tavola, responded to this review

Really appreciate your visit and your rating, Elred - always a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Milan, Italy
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1,301 reviews
854 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

returned here and was impressed again. being italian i always beware of italian restaurants abroad, but this one is classy with excellent service. my rabbit was amazing

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Thank nicolas s
mbh66, Guest Relations Manager at A Tavola, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your rating and comments, Nicolas. Since you're Italian, what could we do to improve? What would earn a 5-star rating on your next visit? More 

Helsinki
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108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Make sure you reserve a table if you come Friday-Sunday evening for dinner as it is very popular. Very good Italian style food and a great wine list

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Thank Macke63
mbh66, Guest Relations Manager at A Tavola, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, Macke63, and for acknowledging our wine list, which we're very proud of ;) More 

Cape Town
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184 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our early dinner (to beat the rush) at this popular spot pleased most. The pasta dishes (although a bit strong in tomato base) were enjoyed, as was the veal limone with pasta and a side order of zucchini. The steak wasn't a particularly good cut or especially tasty, which was disappointing given the cost. The desserts - panna cotta, zabaglione... More 

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Thank Thunderboltz
mbh66, Public Relations Manager at A Tavola, responded to this review

Appreciate your review, Thunderboltz - thanks for taking the time to share your group's experience. If there is a next time, please raise your concerns about the steak while in the restaurant - that way we can do something about it ;) More 

George, South Africa
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165 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A big table of adults and teenagers is not easy at any time, but at the height of the holiday season it could be a nightmare. Not at A Tavola they got it right, and I can't wait to go back again. The menu is varied and imaginative, and when the food comes the portions are generous. Very impressed with... More 

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Thank gramench
mbh66, Public Relations Manager at A Tavola, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review, gramench, and for acknowledging our efforts to keep the standard high during the 'silly season'. Just curious about what it would take to earn a 5-star review on your next visit. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent Italian restaurant with good service. Does not do pizzas. Varied menu with lots of choices, easy parking. A bit more expensive than most but worth it. Only negative is that even large tables are limited to bringing only one bottle of wine and corkage is highish

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Thank Bryan H
mbh66, Public Relations Manager at A Tavola, responded to this review

Appreciate your feedback and rating, Bryan. We've never had a policy of only one bottle of wine per table, so I do apologise if this is what was communicated to you. We'll remind our waiters of that. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop #1 Library Square | Wilderness Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 671 1763
Description
Authentic Italian Food We specialize in fresh, home-style Italian fare & seasonal ingredients, with an emphasis on simplicity and flavour. A Tavola brings the real taste of Italy to the leafy suburbs of Claremont. Our open piazza-style dining and relaxed tables buzz with passion, while hearty aromas waft from the open plan kitchen. With an emphasis on freshness, seasonal ingredients and key ingredients imported from Italy, we serve authentic Italian fare freshly made to secret recipes passed down from generation to generation. Come and enjoy a truly authentic Italian experience or browse the deli for fresh assortments of Italian cheeses, cold meats and pasta sauces. A Tavola is easily located on Library Square just off Wilderness Road.

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