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“Amazing Carbonara pasta !”
Review of Pesce Azzurro

Pesce Azzurro
Ranked #391 of 1 299 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Been there a few times now , simple honest Italian food . One of the few chefs who makes his Carbonara wit pork cheeks instead of bacon or pancetta . Finger licking good !! A laid back Italian atmosphere , will recommend to all food lovers .

Date of visit: September 2017
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Thank jean-claude50
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Unpretentious, clean flavours, absolutely delicious tapas and mains, have not had seafood this good in a very long time.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Having heard good things, we thought we would try it out. We arrived early evening (615pm) to be greeted by the maitre d' , whom is alot of show with not alot of go.

As the only table we were seated quickly and given menu's and ordered a bottle of sparkling water which arrived in due course... a couple more tables were seated and we sat waiting for a waiter to come and explain specials and take a wine order. The staff looked busy but with only 3 tables in the restaurant we eventually had to flag a staff member down to take our order. Lets just say the service stayed rather apathetic for the rest of the evening.

Onto the food - Starter was a Tuna carpaccio, which was excellent, our mains, both pastas were overly al dente (pasta still stuck together and the filling in the filled pasta was warm but not cooked through). Finally the Tiramisu was dismal and was basically just finger biscuits which had maybe looked at an espresso/ liqueur once (they certainly weren't soaked floating in a cup of mascarpone.

So not much prompting a return visit.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of those places that have regular followers because they feed on each other telling themselves how wonderful it is.
The food is mainly OK, but the experience is overshadowed by a cheeky manager , who clearly thinks he is god's messenger; god being an arrogant self elevated chef/owner, who gets away with his attitude because it works for him. When one of our party asked for pasta as a side dish instead of chips it was met with a direct refusal because " the chef says it isn't done like that in Italy" ( whatever that means ) and an invitation to purchase an additional pasta dish!
Anyway if you want average Italian food, want to wait and wait for food, want to be ignored by staff and want to put up with a supercilious,rude manager, go ahead.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a third visit to this restaurant, service is variable but mostly amateurish and not a good match for the excellent food. Owner is the kitchen , cooks classic Italian dishes, and in particular fish.Furnishing is very simple, wine list ok,

Go for the food if you can ignore the service shortfalls. Not cheap

Date of visit: July 2017
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Thank NigelDCapeTown
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