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Alforno Ristorante Italiano Restaurant

De Waterkant Street | Shop 8 Cape Quarter, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 9555
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good10%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible13%
2 weeks ago
“Friendly service, very pretty space and location”
12 Sep 2016
“Good basic Italian”
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
De Waterkant Street | Shop 8 Cape Quarter, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered via uber eats hence I can't comment on the physical location. However the taste of the pizza was average and the dough was still raw. The alfredo pasta was runny like milk and poor taste. The same goes for the other penne vodka....More

Thank Magnus H
alforno2016, Owner at Alforno Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon Magnus. We apologize for your bad experience. Please contact me on alforno.cafe@gmail.com and we will make sure to resolve the issue. Ciao. Dom

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is pretty good (I love the free little dishes of flavorful extras they provide with your meal), but go for the top-notch service and the great views of De Waterkant through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Cool space.

Thank orangeroark
ALFORNO_CPT, Owner at Alforno Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment, We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. See you soon! Ciao. Alforno Team.

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Lunch special Individual pizza and a glass of wine $7.00 USD. Friendly service and casual atmosphere, check out restrooms funny comment. Friendly staff and would recommend.

Thank sjt817
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My friend and I were very disappointed by this beautiful and cosy restaurant un the Cape Quarter neighborhood. He ordered some chicken and I ordered some sliced beef. Both our dishes were coming with tomato pasta (pasta al pomodoro). We don't know what they put...More

Thank tilodeparis
ALFORNO_CPT, Owner at Alforno Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Good day Gentleman, Thank you for your review and our sincere apologies for your bad experience. I do remember that my waiter did mention about the pastas not tasting very nice. I was in the kitchen at the time and did ask the waiter if...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great owner and friendly staff, always nice to be back. Good food and drinks and ambience. Good venue to meet and socialise while people watching. Always feeling good to be here. Thank you!

1  Thank iamjohnny
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice and cosy italian restaurant. Really worth the detour!! Do try the pizzas, their speciality!!

Thank Dominique C
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The food is very good . The owner and staff couldn't be more friendly and welcoming be it just for morning coffee or evening meal . And will go out of there way to see you get just what you want.

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food! Wow! The owner is so accommodating and really goes out of his way to make the food amazing! Great location!

Thank Jayde G
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Nice time, excellent service and food. Cannot comment on price, was invited I parked on the road, but there is parking just below

Thank Michel M
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Pizzaoven was full of ashes so no pizza. Alots of desserts was sold out. I cook better pasta at home. Not worth visit.

Thank ml152015
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De Waterkant Street | Shop 8 Cape Quarter, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 9555
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Alforno Ristorante Italiano is a trendy Italian restaurant with a modern feel. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our menu simple, fresh and tasty!! Come join us for a wonderful wood-oven pizza, great pastas or delicious cocktails!! We are situated in the De Waterkant village, Green point Cape Town.
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