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“Homemade Pasta AND Ice Cream!”
Review of Goloso

Goloso
Ranked #75 of 1 228 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$10
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Established in 2010, Goloso has become a firm local favorite for authentic Italian cuisine served in a welcoming, relaxing environment. Specializing in hand made pasta and stone baked pizza, we also offer a wide variety of starters, grills and delectable home made desserts, as well a full bar boasting a comprehensive wine list and Darling Brew craft beer on tap. Owner run and managed, we take pride in offering great food, friendly service and unbeatable value for money through our daily lunch and dinner specials.
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Dined at Goloso, a colorful, casual Italian restaurant on the Main Road in Sea Point. The pastas are all homemade, sauces really good, and desserts delicious! We did not try the pizzas but heard they were up to the rest of the menu. Highly recommend this restaurant for those who want Italian but are tired of the huge portions of pasta drenched in sauce and covered with gloppy cheese. These pastas are nice sized portions with excellent sauces. Try the homemade ice cream, too -- salted caramel popcorn was excellent!

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1  Thank Smosh
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Goloso_Owner, Owner at Goloso, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your visit and this amazing review. Your kind words are pure music to our ears!

At Goloso we are very old fashioned when it comes to food. We believe in cooking from scratch using the best ingredients we can find, and employing age old methods to ensure a quality we can be proud of. It's how things have been done at Goloso since we opened 6 years ago, and we aim to continue doing this for as long as we can.

We look forward to seeing you back for some more of our delicious home made cuisine.

All the very best
The Goloso Team

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We had a largish group but were accommodated by moving two tables together an pulling up an extra seat for one of the kids. Another night they did go over an above and created a large table in the alleyway for a large family. (The side of the restaurant shares an entrance with Jarads and the Amalfi Hotel so not an alleyway per say)

The waitress we had was great and very understanding, always smiling even with smaller kids moving around and generally being kids.

There is a good selection and they were happy to adjust things to suit. Across the table, we had a wide selection from pizza to pasta with no complaints and no left overs.

It'd be a great place for a quiet couples meal, the ambience is warm with just enough background noise to drown out the world and let you enjoy each other.

1  Thank Stephen R
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Goloso_Owner, Owner at Goloso, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your generous support and this great review.

Goloso is a small restaurant and we are very fortunate that we are extremely well supported by locals and tourists alike, so as your heading states, it is always better to have an advance booking.
That said, as you noted on both your visits, we welcome walk-ins with open arms, and we will always go the extra mile to accommodate any size party that arrives unannounced at our humble doorstep to sample our goods. We do this with pleasure and enthusiasm, as our from-the-heart hospitality is one of the pillars of our existence. I have passed your compliments directly to the staff that served you on the night, something they did with pleasure and would do again any day.

The other pillar is of course our delicious home-made food, and we are very glad our handmade pastas, stone-baked pizzas and succulent grill-items were enjoyed by all of your group. As you noted, we cook to order, so any special requests are easily accommodated with a smile.

Thank you again for joining us, and we all look forward to seeing you again.

All the very best
The Goloso Team

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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We are staying at a nearby hotel which cannot cater for my vegan diet. Goloso is amazing! A small restaurant but a fantastic vibe. The food which both my friend and I had was great, huge portions too! A few dishes on the menu were adapted by the chefs to cater for me. Staff were very friendly and helpful, making us feel very welcome. Lots of tasty options for carnivores, pescatarians and vegetarians. Very reasonable prices and good choice of wines. We ended up visiting 2 nights in a row....could possibly go every night during our stay! This is a photo of my vegan pizza before and after....

2  Thank Honey A
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Goloso_Owner, Owner at Goloso, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

Dear Guest

Thank you very much for this excellent review and your wonderful support during your visit to our beautiful country.

We are really glad that we could suit your dietary requirements. Most of our menu is cooked "to order", and we gladly accept special requests to tweak some dishes a little.
Thank you also for complimenting our staff, we are very fortunate to have a really passionate team who simply loves looking after all our wonderful guests.

It was a pleasure to have you at Goloso, and we look forward to seeing you again.

All the best
The Goloso Team

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Reviewed 1 July 2016

5 if us went for dinner plus my son who was visiting from the UK. The waiter started our evening by being super friendly and witty.
Not all of us thought their food was wonderful, but I did.
However, no food sent back to the kitchen and we had a very
pleasant evening.
My son said he would like to be able to eat that well and that cheaply in London!!

Thank luna0948
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Goloso_Owner, Owner at Goloso, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2016

Dear guest

Thank you for your visit and review. We are glad you found the service friendly and entertaining, our staff really do enjoy serving all our wonderful customers.
I'm really happy you thought our food was wonderful, we do try our best to keep everyone happy.
Your son is right, we do offer incredibly good value for money, and we aim to keep it this way as it's one of the pillars of our establishment.

Thank you again, we do hope to see you again soon.

Best regards
The Goloso Team

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

my wife ordered the rollo....pasta ....a mushroom, onion and subtle flavours for a great tasty dish ...my tomato based ravioli was perfect...the deserts were different to the standard fare and large portions satisfied my large appetite......five star tastes , and budget friendly prices...I'll definitely be back...

1  Thank bennie b
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Goloso_Owner, Owner at Goloso, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2016

Dear guest

Thank you very much for your visit and review. We really do appreciate all the wonderful compliments.
The Pasta Rolo is our in-house take on a centuries old recipe that combines mushrooms, onion, garlic and chilies with fresh handmade pasta and extra-virgin olive oil. A deceptively simple (and very healthy!) dish but with wonderful flavors. It's one of our most authentic Italian dishes and we are really glad you liked it!
Thank you also for noting the excellent value we offer. We are all too aware that eating out in todays economic climate is a luxury, and therefore we strive to offer the best possible value to our guest with first-class cuisine and generous portions at a very affordable price.

We look forward to seeing you again, our doors will always be wide open to you.

All the best
The Goloso Team

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