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A Tavola Restaurant

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Shop #1 Library Square | Wilderness Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
+27 21 671 1763
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were welcomed by almost every staff member walking inside! Typical Italian feel. Wine selection was fantastic and then ...... The Food!!! Definitely a place to go back to because you could not have all the options in one night! Perfectly prepared and presented! Desert, bread and butter pudding to die for. Only negative was, we were almost politely asked... More 

Thank Dawid D
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit A Tavola regularly and every single time it's a treat. The food is authentic Italian (no pizzas) with fresh special daily, handmade pasta, incredible flavors in all their dishes. The staff are wonderful, the owners are always there, the service is fast, the wines are good, it's family friendly. It's our favourite!

Thank GillianRightford
Cape Town, South Africa
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warmly welcomed upon arrival. Fairly large restaurant which filled up quickly on the night we were there, so suggest bookings would be essential. Nicely located in a side street opposite Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont. three meals ordered, as follows : 1 X Linguine Pescatore - good portion, great flavours of seafood and Italian sauce. Delicious. 1 X Linguine Gamberoni (... More 

Thank kevincY9111AX
Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do a number of business trip to South Africa and always stay near here. Great food, hosts, staff and service. Hard to beat. Always busy so you have to book. Great value for money. All the locals go here. Says it all.

Thank Richard B
Cape Town, South Africa
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Utterly reliable for superb food, service and atmosphere. We were a party of 4 and could find no fault with anything other than difficulties with parking when we arrived at 7.30. 3 starters 4 mains 3 desserts 1 bottle of wine + 2 glasses, no corkage on the one we came with. Charming & competent waiters with discreet overseeing by... More 

Thank gibbhelps
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously impressed with the king Klip. The veal with pasta looked amazing and the grilled calamari was delicious. The service from the waiter was professional and efficient. Little pricey but worth it

Thank Kevin A
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with friends for an evening out and to play catch up over dinner. The service was good and the food good too. I had Risotto whilst my wife gad the Fish of the day which was a grilled Kingklip fillet. very tasty perhaps a drop too many tomatoes in the dish. The corkage of R60 I found excessive... More 

Thank Topnotchted
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We dined here on a completely packed night, and the service and food were great! Had probably the best pasta dish we had ever had - the special filled ravioli for the evening. Knowledgable italian wine recommendations (even though our waiter was unsure, he quickly found a manager to assist). Will definitely be back :-)

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

Thank you so much for your review and your visit, Lene. Glad you enjoyed the Barolo and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Don't let the old fashion decor put you off , get in there and taste awesome food from Italy! It is pure pleasure . I would recommend the specials on offer as it is usually made with the freshest ingredients. My husband is the calves Liver and mash Patatoe fan ! He raves about it .. The Gnocchi with Gorgonzola... More 

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

Really appreciate your kind words and your 5-star rating, Betina! Look forward to seeing you again! More 

Sandton, South Africa
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

What a delightful Italian restaurant. This is a place known to Claremont locals, as evidenced by the behavior of the other guests around us - lots of hugs and air kisses. Everybody seemed to know everyone else. We were being hosted by one of the "local couples". We only had main courses: The Osso Bucco was ordered by half of... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review, Llewellyn, and we look forward to seeing you again. Just curious - what would it take to earn a 5-star review next time? How could we improve? More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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
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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