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“Cosy restaurant with good pasta dishes”
Review of Societi Bistro

Societi Bistro
Ranked #66 of 1 207 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$21
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Cosy restaurant with nice terrace. Food and service varies a little but pasta (primi) was delicious.

Thank Els T
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Three of us we to dinner recently without a reservation. They made room for us. Excellent Quick Service. Excellent Food. Excellent South African wine. Would recommend this place. I had the Pasta Carbonara -- it was outstanding. I can not get over the service they provided us even though we did not have a reservation. Please think about this restaurant if in Cape Town and want to do Italian.

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Thank GolfGuy777
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We had the most lovely dinner with a really excellent wine. Staff was very friendly and professional. Atmosphere lovely. I truly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Capetown.

Thank AlexTedje2017
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Myself and my wife went for dinner on a Thursday night in June. The restaurant has a nice and cozy atmosphere. The fireplace was burning which filled the restaurant with smoke, but it wasn't too bad. Service was great and we loved the wine. Our starter was also good, we shared the boerewors pasta. My wife ordered fish, after cutting it open she realized it was under cooked. The two ladies on the table next to us asked if her fish was under cooked because theirs were also. The manager took her fish back and my food was also taken back to keep warm. The fish came back and it was now smaller than when they first brought is to the table as the piece that my wife had cut our (which she did't eat but was very under cooked) had been removed. My pork neck was great though and service was friendly.

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Thank Jimmy V
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Societi, Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Jimmy,

We are very saddened and concerned by your review. Would it be possible for you to meet with our chef and our owner at your convenience to discuss your experience?

Thank you very much,
Johan
info@societi.co.za

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

5 of us for dinner after a movie - services was great, choice on menu was OK - cutlery was really bad with three forks on our table needing attention - 2 guests chose the lamb shank, it was not melt in your mouth and not very well presented. Would think again of returning

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Thank Arlene P
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Societi, Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Dear Arlene,

We are very saddened and concerned by your review. Would it be possible for you to meet with our chef and our owner at your convenience to discuss your experience?

Thank you,
Johan
info@societi.co.za

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