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A Tavola

Shop #1 Library Square | Wilderness Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
+27 21 671 1763
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (17 reviews)
“tagliolini” (6 reviews)
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Closed
12:00 - 15:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Shop #1 Library Square | Wilderness Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 16 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 3 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Warmly welcomed upon arrival. Fairly large restaurant which filled up quickly on the night we were there, so suggest bookings would be essential. Nicely located in a side street opposite Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont. three meals ordered, as follows : 1 X Linguine Pescatore -...More

Thank kevincY9111AX
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Appreciate your detailed review, and thanks for your rating, Kevin. On your return visit, please let us know what would make the Linguine Gamberoni WOW your tastebuds - we're always open to suggestions! You're right, we don't offer bread. We serve portions that satisfy without...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Do a number of business trip to South Africa and always stay near here. Great food, hosts, staff and service. Hard to beat. Always busy so you have to book. Great value for money. All the locals go here. Says it all.

Thank Richard B
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really appreciate that you choose us over the many other restaurants close to your office, Richard. Thank you for your rating and feedback. Enjoy the UK summer and we look forward to seeing you back again soon!

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Utterly reliable for superb food, service and atmosphere. We were a party of 4 and could find no fault with anything other than difficulties with parking when we arrived at 7.30. 3 starters 4 mains 3 desserts 1 bottle of wine + 2 glasses, no...More

Thank gibbhelps
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Appreciate your feedback and rating, gibbhelps. You're right about the parking - 7:30 on a Friday evening is manic! Remember you can always park underground - it's free, secure and far more convenient than street level parking. See our website for details. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Seriously impressed with the king Klip. The veal with pasta looked amazing and the grilled calamari was delicious. The service from the waiter was professional and efficient. Little pricey but worth it

Thank Kevin A
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Appreciate your feedback and rating, Kevin. Yes, we are a little pricey compared to the Italian chains, but that's because of the fresh, organic ingredients we insist on. Thanks for noticing that this attention to quality is worth it! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We went with friends for an evening out and to play catch up over dinner. The service was good and the food good too. I had Risotto whilst my wife gad the Fish of the day which was a grilled Kingklip fillet. very tasty perhaps...More

Thank Topnotchted
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback, Topnotchted, and thank you for your visit. I'm curious - where do you find a R48 excellent Pinotage?! Must be a top secret supplier. Please spill the beans!

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We dined here on a completely packed night, and the service and food were great! Had probably the best pasta dish we had ever had - the special filled ravioli for the evening. Knowledgable italian wine recommendations (even though our waiter was unsure, he quickly...More

Thank LeneGouws
mbh66, Guest Relations Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review and your visit, Lene. Glad you enjoyed the Barolo and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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