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A Tavola

Shop #1 Library Square | Wilderness Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
+27 21 671 1763
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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12:00 - 15:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Shop #1 Library Square | Wilderness Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been going to this restaurant for the last six years.We are well known to the staff who are well trained and knowledgeable.The cuisine is authentic and varies according to the availability of fresh produce.

Thank cozzie50
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious Italian meal. The starter was large enough to share, the main course pastas were exceptional and our dessert was out of this world. The service was prompt and friendly. And it wasn't very expensive at all. All in all it was...More

Thank schizofitscho
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I dined here 3 times during my stay in Cape Town and enjoyed consistently good service and food! Interesting for an Italian restaurant not to offer pizzas however there was enough choice.

Thank Adrienne E
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Best pasta in Cape Town, and among the best I've ever had. We had delicious wine from their extensive offerings, as well.

Thank blweis
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Once again a superb evening! Thank you for the great service, good ambience and of course the delicious food. Always a winner!

Thank 14Gail01
Reviewed 27 June 2017

amazing food. I love Italian, and hate that so many Italian restaurants here focus on pizzas and/or over cheesing everything. A Tavola is brilliant. The food is really good and the waiters very knowledgeable and friendly. Try... just about anything that takes your fancy. It...More

Thank zahra m
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I've been wanting to go to A Tavola for ages and finally had the opportunity yesterday. The service is prompt, friendly and efficient. The restaurant had a lovely airy yet warm ambiance. And the food...Wow! Having travelled and c western in Italy, I can safely...More

Thank kalgran
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thank you so much for your rating and kind words, Kalgran - it was a delight to host you. You had me in stitches when I read that we serve wines by the "garage." I presume it was your auto-correct that didn't quite guess the...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Our office calls A Tavola "the canteen", as at least one of us is there every week often more than once a week. A perfect excuse is that it is in walking distance but there is the fact that the staff is welcoming, making you...More

Thank Dionne d
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

We always love having you guys around, Dionne, and thank you so much for your kind words! Dolce della Nonna is my fave too ;) Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We were welcomed by almost every staff member walking inside! Typical Italian feel. Wine selection was fantastic and then ...... The Food!!! Definitely a place to go back to because you could not have all the options in one night! Perfectly prepared and presented! Desert,...More

Thank Dawid D
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Grazie Dawid for your kind comments, and I wish you could have spent more of the evening with us :( Sadly the next table arrived at the time we'd mentioned when you made the booking. Otherwise you would have been welcome to stay as long...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We visit A Tavola regularly and every single time it's a treat. The food is authentic Italian (no pizzas) with fresh special daily, handmade pasta, incredible flavors in all their dishes. The staff are wonderful, the owners are always there, the service is fast, the...More

Thank GillianRightford
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

And you're one of our favourite guests, Gillian! Thank you so much for your feedback, your rating and your support - without people like you we simply couldn't do what we do ;) See you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop #1 Library Square | Wilderness Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 671 1763
  • E-mail
Authentic Italian Food We specialize in fresh, home-style Italian fare & seasonal ingredients, with an emphasis on simplicity and flavour. A Tavola brings the real taste of Italy to the leafy suburbs of Claremont. Our open piazza-style dining and relaxed tables buzz with passion, while hearty aromas waft from the open plan kitchen. With an emphasis on freshness, seasonal ingredients and key ingredients imported from Italy, we serve authentic Italian fare freshly made to secret recipes passed down from generation to generation. Come and enjoy a truly authentic Italian experience or browse the deli for fresh assortments of Italian cheeses, cold meats and pasta sauces. A Tavola is easily located on Library Square just off Wilderness Road.
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