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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • 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 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were recommended by a friend to this "local" Italian restaurant. It ws mid-December when we were there and it was crowded with local residents, not tourists.We were not disapointed in any way. We ate pasta which went down well with local wine. We had...More

Thank Terumah
Reviewed 26 March 2018

The choices are varied at this Italian restaurant, from the normal pasta to fish, beef, tripe, etc. Not being a pasta eater I was able to have a great meal of calf liver. The gnocchi is also highly recommended. The rating would have been 5...More

Thank Rob G
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has a high standard of food and a buzzing and relaxed atmosphere. It is so consistent and I have not visited it for a year. The food was as ever excellent with a delicious Porcini mushroom starter followed by veal ribs al limone....More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Tightly run, well supervised, food delicious, was very noisy but sound proofing has made this a special restaurant, very Italian, run by, I believe, a non Italian family! Pricey but good value on both the food and the extensive wine lists, which I recall had...More

Thank Frenske O
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

A group of us had a good dinner here. The menu has lots of choice and is not too pricey. Good atmosphere and service. Need to book tables as it is popular.

Thank dicoz2015
Reviewed 11 February 2018

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 12 February 2018

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

Reviewed 7 February 2018 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 12 February 2018

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 3 February 2018

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 12 February 2018

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!

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Dominique P
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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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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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