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Cavalli Restaurant

Cavalli Wine Estate | Strand Road R44, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
+27 21 855 3218
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Cavalli Wine Estate | Strand Road R44, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cavalli has one of the most beautiful views in Stellenbosch. But don't dare to visit for only a glass of wine... You will immediately feel like something the cat dragged in. And leave as soon as possible. I've never felt this unwelcome in a restaurant....More

Thank hielienie
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a magnificent setting for a spring lunch on a beautiful day in the Cape. We really could not have asked for a better location for a Sunday lunch. The welcome was warm and the service was good. The menu is very interesting and there...More

Thank Jenny F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exceptional venue, beautiful scenery and professional staff. Our meals were mouth-watering and the wine was even better. Reasonably priced for the quality of food presented. Waiters were knowledgable and very friendly. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Would return here once a week if I...More

Thank Lauren d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our trip back to Cavalli for a lazy sunday afternoon lunch on the deck overlooking the dam. Winter menu was tasty and well presented, with a good selection of wine by the glass. Service attentive and friendly. Great option in the area.

Thank PatBar2
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Picture perfect setting, excellent service and fabulous food and wine. The bobotie wontons were utterly delicious. Most of us had the linefish with squid ink risotto which was cooked to perfection. Don't skip dessert. There are many tempting options. The almond glazed chocolate tart and...More

Thank LvN001
Reviewed 14 August 2017

What more can you ask for a birthday lunch than this ?? The food was simply spectacular, a symphony of well orchestrated flavors , both starters and main courses which we all shared. The pulled pork canneloni ( what an astounding creation ) on par...More

Thank Horst B
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Prevously the "word on the street" was that you shouldn't go to Cavalli hungry as the portions were small. That's clearly a thing of the past. Our starters of cured sea bass were quite adequate and our mains of duck breast left little room for...More

Thank Farrarmere
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting. Great in winter. Good value. Best peppermint desert I've had. Great atmosphere. Duck main course was the best I've had

Thank Verne K
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Went yesterday evening for the first time to Cavalli and recognized we missed something before. A very nice ambience, modern but cozy and warm. Very nice for any South African Restaurant at this time of the year, the dining room was warm lit up with...More

Thank 470dieters
Cavalliteam, General Manager at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Dear 470dieters, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed our ambience as well as our cozy restaurant during these winter evenings. Thank you for mentioning that our food was excellent and the great service that...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

This was a really special evening in a relaxed and beautiful space. The menu is exceptional, but it was the actual meal that made it memorable. Each element of every dish was delicious, the attention to detail remarkable and a host of new flavour combinations....More

Thank Meganvdp
Cavalliteam, General Manager at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Dear Meganvdp, Thank you for your comment on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that you have had a memorable time with us here at Cavalli. I am pleased to hear that you have enjoyed our winter menu and that the service was attentive. We look...More

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30 September 2016|
Response from NoahRasy | Reviewed this property |
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30 January 2015|
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Response from Unbridled2013 | Property representative |
Dear Brenda, Thank you for your enquiry and for considering Cavalli for your event. Gilly et al must not have noticed the glass wheelchair accessible elevator at the entrance which provides the elderly and the handicapped... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cavalli Wine Estate | Strand Road R44, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 855 3218
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Cavalli’s approach to cuisine can be described as ‘modern​, ​nature inspired cuisine’, inspired by a focus on our heritage​ as it draws upon​ the landscapes, flora and fauna of Southern and Continental Africa. ​ The menu ​seeks to​ take diners on a ​gastronomic ​journey, ​touching on points of nostalgia paired with an expertly crafted local and international wine list, artisanal cocktail, craft beer and a notable selection of single malt whiskeys. Herbs and a selection of vegetables on the menu are grown in the Estate's self sustained heirloom garden. The restaurant is set to establish itself as a premier fine dining destination locally and internationally and is now open for lunch and dinner 4 days a week, Wednesday through Saturday for relaxed, generous Bistro lunch and Fine-Dining Dinner and Sunday Fine-Dining Lunch.
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