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Miguel's Al Forno

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35 Beach Road | Monarch Centre, Gordon's Bay, South Africa
+27 21 856 4021
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ate here twice while staying at the Wind Rose Guest House. Once in the restaurant and once for take away pizza. Both were great. Staff was friendly and the location is great for a view of the bay. If you are in the mood for Italian entrees or pizza, go to Miguel's!

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Thank Douglas C
Alberton, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A friend of us told us they traveled all the way to Al Forno's but it was closed. I thought it could be a once off. They even took he hours speculate from 09;00 to 22:00 when the kitchen closes.So we went there in the middle of the week at 15:00 - Closed doors. We went again one evening round... More 

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Thank petronellasnyman57
Stroud, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regular visitors here over the years and the food once again didn't disappoint. Pizza superb and the alforno excellent. Wine reasonably priced too. Do miss the old t-bone off the old menu mind

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Thank Steve B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Service was good, Didn't wait to long for the drinks and the meals. Pizza was divine, nice thin base. Great view as well. Will definitely being going back.

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Thank annieh174
Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This restaurant has not changed its décor in the last 30 years that I have known it. It has the perfect spot across the sea in Gordon's bay with stunning views but it is so run down and dingy. They could really spruce it up and make into a top notch place. The pizzas have always been and still are... More 

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Thank R8650WRpatriciar
Oslo
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Had four very good pizzas. Thin crust and lots of stuffing :-) Service was good and the vaitress very helpful.

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Thank BjoernOslo
Calgary, Canada
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We don't always want to go all out in high heels and sparkles but do want something good to eat. My waiter was the most pleasant and the spaguetti and sea food tasty. I enjoy my meal and would go back. The plates are price right. The view of the bay is spectacular.

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Thank Bmel9999
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I arrived in Gordon's Bay on our first night and walking around we decided to have supper at Al Forno. Staff were extremely friendly, and the restaurant was busy which was one of our main deciding factors. We sat down, and the friendly waiter brought our menus. The menus need to be updated as the font on... More 

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Thank Josephine B
Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017

What a horrible experience, service was deplorable and food was even worse. My husband ordered Canneloni which was covered in a pink sauce barely reminiscent of tomatoes, he wanted to get tomato sauce on the side to liven it up but we could not get a waiter. I had the beef with lemon and rosemary potatoes --- a hint of... More 

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Alberton, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We always go to Alforno because of the nice food. But lately i am sure there is a new chef. The manager ' a middle age man' always always talk to us. Not even the previous owners or the young people that took over would ever fill Andre's shoes. We though that the place belongs to Andre. Well done sir... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Beach Road | Monarch Centre, Gordon's Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Gordon's Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 856 4021

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?