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A Tavola

Shop #1 Library Square | Wilderness Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
+27 21 671 1763
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Shop #1 Library Square | Wilderness Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent dinner. Very busy night with many big tables but staff were extremely attentive. One of tbe reasons we chose it was because it had gluten free choices. Our daughter is a coeliac so any cross contamination can make her ill but she was pleased...More

Thank philippa106
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Really appreciate your mention of our gluten-free range, Philippa, and thanks for the kind words! Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always go here and become my local when staying in Claremont. Food is great. Staff always attentive and friendly. One warning. Book as most nights it is full

Thank Richard B
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Appreciate your kind and gracious comment, Richard. Yes, we are full most nights between 7:00pm and 8:30pm, but feel free to pop in at 6:00pm without a booking.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shared a plate of crispy fried Whitebait with a good sauce tartare splendid. My wife went for the grilled sole with baby potatoes and salad, she pronounced it good & a pleasingly different flavour. I chose the grilled veal scallops in lemon sauce with...More

Thank gibbhelps
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Appreciate your feedback about the broccoli, gibbhelps. Yes, we only parboil the broccoli to retain as much of the good stuff as possible. We'd happily boil for longer as each portion is made to order - just let us know next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb meal - I had carpacio to start and my husband had calamari, both were large but very nice. We both followed with a very tasty plate of pasta which again was rather large. Neither of us finished our main course but perhaps that was...More

Thank Jo T
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Really appreciate your kind words, Jo, and we look forward to seeing you when next you're in town!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After much scouting around I elected to try Atavola as the final destination for our anniversary dinner.This unobtrusive beacon of Italian cuisine is nestled in the medical district of Claremont. They never disappointed... Our waitress Siphokazi expertly led us through their menus and provided a...More

Thank Dewar S
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for choosing A Tavola to celebrate your anniversary, Dewar - congratulations! Hopefully we'll see you both again before your next anniversary!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful evenving .The food is innovative ,exciting and beautifully presented. Excellent and caring service .we will definitely be back .Thank you

Thank melaniejoy
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Really appreciate your kind words, Melanie Joy. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Wasn’t originally going this establishment but our first choice for Italian was closed for the holidays. I am so glad we did though. What a great little spot. Before I even touch on the food, I must comment on our waitron. What a star -...More

Thank Brent M
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind and glowing review, Brent, we really appreciate it. And thank you too for mentioning your waitron - they all are really very special. Look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 8 December 2017

We came here a casual family meal. Service was welcoming and attentive, and the space is very nicely laid out. I particularly liked the open kitchen. The menu is authentically Italian ( based on my comparison with trips to Italy) and a good wine list...More

Thank SAinExeter
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind and gracious review SAinExeter. We look forward to hosting you on your next trip to Cape Town!

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

The service and food are always great, one cannot fault anything, chef happy to provide special requests not on the menu. Menu is innovative and food is high quality. Just wish restaurants would stop serving soft drinks with plastic straws. Reusable or bamboo swizzle sticks?

Thank Debbie W
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Appreciate your kind review, Debbie. We are looking into the straw issue as we recognise the environmental impact they have on our oceans. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

Reviewed 20 October 2017

Very convenient for The Quadrant apartment, just round the corner. Staff friendly and service very good. Gets very busy so best to book Good menu, pleasant atmosphere

1  Thank Christine B
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Really appreciate your 5* rating and review, Christine. See you again soon!

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Dominique P
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Response from mbh66 | Property representative |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
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
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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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