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R 147 - R 221
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Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in starving, left stuffed. The food was so good and they had a lodge menu of delicious sounding items, making it hard to decide. They also had a large selection of wines! We started off with the burrata which was amazing. Then we shared...the tagliatelle ragu and the Spezzatini alla toscana. The ragu was very good but the spezzatini alla toscana was the real show stopper of the night.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a wonderful treat to discover that A Tavola in Library Square served tripe. This is quite the best tripe I have eaten in a restaurant in South Africa. The veal with fungi was also delicious.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024

I've never had a meal to rave about at A Tavola. This time, my chicken liver tagliatelle was average and no better than I could have made myself. And it was R185 for a pasta dish! And one is told one can bring one's own...wine and then charged R100 corkage.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

Excellent food and dinner experience in middle of week. Nice to see restaurant full again. Enjoyed pastas, fish dish and veal with good selection of wine.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

This is one definitely of the best Italian restaurants in Cape Town, if not the best. It is not a pizza and pasta, casual place. It is fine dining with an informal atmosphere. The Cremagliera di Vitello: Roasted rack of veal served with sweet potato...puree, tender stem broccoli & tomatoes was cooked to perfection. It is easy to overcook veal, but these were done just right, with a delicious dark glaze that did not overwhelm the veal. The Farfalle Prosciutto e Piselli: Fresh bowtie pasta tossed with ham, mushroom, cream peas & topped with parmesan is delicious. Just the right amount of sauce; and al dente. The place has a substantial wine list, and the service is excellent - most of the staff have been there for years. It is not cheap (if you're paying in Rands), but it is really worth every cent.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023 via mobile

Overall consistently brilliant experience. Service - professional but friendly. Our waiter was not intrusive and got the timing of everything correct according to our requests. Food : Starters - highly recommend the muscle dish. Mains - wild mushroom pasta, yellow fin tuna, chicken liver pasta,...seafood pasta. Each one was brilliant. No chillies we’re requested for chicken liver dish and it was delivered. Ambience - great vibe. Definitely go back again.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023 via mobile

Service was quick and friendly, food was excellent. Best pasta I’ve ever had. My husband was just as satisfied with his rib eye steak. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 February 2023 via mobile

Time and again Tavola’s never fails to impress. I’ve eaten here several times over many months, occasionally on my own and on other dates with friends, and on each occasion the service, quality of food and ambiance has been second to none. A very varied...menu, which would satisfy any palate, but please don’t cone here expecting a pizza! The seafood selection is my particular favourite - so full of taste and thoroughly satisfying. An extensive wine list, with a broad range of labels , not all of which you’ll recognise. So part of the enjoyment in trying something new.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023

We had a wonderful lunch here. I really enjoyed my pasta, my husbands meat was perfect too. Not to forget amazing tiramisu. Very nice atmosphere, super friendly service, we’ll definitely be back.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2022 via mobile

It was our 2nd time there this month. Service is good but the food took it to another level. I was extremely impressed with the quiet kitchen. The restaurant was fairly busy and food came out very fast, it is a well oiled machine. We...will definitely be back every monthMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

I’ve driven past here a couple of times in the evening. It’s always full. It’s a great restaurant inside. Good buzz. Food is pronto and really delicious. You need to order the Antipasti to share , as the main meals are liberal but fair. Highly...recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022 via mobile

Went with friends to our local Italian and it didn’t disappoint. Enjoyed prawn risotto and a wicked Tiramisu. Nice friendly service.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 May 2022

We had very tasty authentic Italian food, the service was quick and the waitrons friendly. it is not the cheapest place in town, but definitely worth it.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 11 March 2022

This was truly one of the worst meals I have had during my visit to Cape Town. Boring, with absolutely no redeeming features. Every dish came with the same boring vegetables…..broccoli! Our party ‘s dishes were not served together, we had to wait to be...given missing cutlery while the food got cold. Cape Town has many wonderful restaurants …. This definitely is not one of them!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 29 January 2022

A very disapointing meal. Small portions,very expensive. The worst mezl in 2 week-end holidays. Service OK.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Yes, you can bring your own wine to A Tavola. As at this writing (Dec 2017), the corkage fee is R60 per bottle. However, the extensive wine list is reasonably priced - some of the wines are half what you would pay in other... More
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A Tavola is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4