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A Tavola

Shop #1 Library Square | Wilderness Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
+27 21 671 1763
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Shop #1 Library Square | Wilderness Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

So well situated with easy access in the suburbs. Lovely atmosphere with the manager on hand and delightful staff. Comfortable, not crammed seating, unusually pleasant. Excellent delicious food and make sure not to miss Dolce Della Nonne which is simply divine. Haven't eaten anything like...More

Thank Gilda18
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful 3 course meal, on this our first visit to this wonderful restaurant. Wonderful food, great service and the chef knows his food and is passionate about Italian food.

Thank Cecile J
Reviewed 19 July 2018

A Tavola has been around for a long time. It is a well-established, open plan, airy, glass enclosed, local restaurant in Claremont, a suburb of Cape Town, with the kitchen in plain view. It makes simple, delicious Italian food really well without trying to push...More

1  Thank peterflack
Reviewed 29 June 2018

My wife and I took a friend there on Thursday 28th June. The usual warm welcome & competent staff with quick service. The non pasta menu seemed rather restrictive limited to 6 or 7 dishes. As sole is such a rare find these days my...More

1  Thank gibbhelps
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Very cosy nook just off a busy street. Its a consistently warm welcoming atmosphere with very professional staff and management. The food is simple but very tasty and with a massive selection of pasta dishes. The meat is greatly varied making up the bulk of...More

Thank cqhcoccia
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Always popular with regulars; which is hardly surprising given the friendly welcome, the excellent service and the most difficult to achieve - consistently excellent food quality. Reality always exceeds expectations at A’Tavola and I say this as a regular visitor since the family relocated from...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Excellent family Sunday lunch yesterday. We had a wide variety of food, everyone proclaimed there's was the best! Tiramisu is a must. Service was very good, and the kids food came first (always a sign of a good restaurant).

Thank AnnaGerL
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We had a girls lunch out at A TAVOLA....from the minute our wonderful waiter appeared we could fault nothing at all. Telli the name of our waiter had a huge smile throughout lunch and could not have been more helpful or friendly. He actually improved...More

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Came here without looking them up online, or with any pre-existing ideas of how nice it would be. The service was some of the best I have experienced in Cape Town. The menu was soo good it was a huge challenge to decide what to...More

Thank Tyron E
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant serves traditional Italian food - hearty and tasty. It is a very busy restaurant, but the service was good throughout. All the meals delivered what it promised on the menu and we enjoyed it. My only 'complaint' would be that the lasagne is...More

Thank Christelle W
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8 July 2017|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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