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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here a few times over the years and always enjoyed their predictably good pizzas. Recently, however, it's been disappointing. I'm not sure if they changed the tomato sauce on the base or what, but it's just been very blah the last 2 times we went. Pity... pizza is pretty easy - you just need to provide decent quality... More 

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Thank LisaSontheRoad
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Recently visited this restaurant with my partner. He ordered pizza, I ordered the seafood pasta. While his pizza was average, my pasta was terrible. It was literally 1 tin of chopped tomatoes mixed with pasta, raw calamari and prawns. The prawns were still translucent when served to me. Needless to say, I barely touched my food.

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Thank Angelique C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Just the right place if you wanna enjoy proper Italian food. The Friendly priced pizzas for example are the best in the Helderberg.

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Thank Minoes2014
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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234 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Dec 28 lunch: On our way from CPT to Hermanus, we decided to take the beach road though longer. This is on the beach front but across the road. Beautiful views from the porch. Started with what else - beer!!! Along with beers, had bruschetta - nicely presented and good taste. Pasta Contadina with spinach, mushroom, olives with creamy tomato... More 

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Thank Maulin_Parekh
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49 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We had some thin based pizza between our selves which was ok. Nothing special. We didn't order desserts due to the disappointing service as I had to run around looking for the waiter. We won't return. .

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Thank joko245
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

This place is only suitable for a quick meal. Average and simple food. Stunning position and friendly service. A little overpriced.

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Thank Kim Y
Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Best pizza we had in Cape Town area! All South African pizza was amazing, but Al Forno's has more than just great pizza. Friendly staff, free wi-fi, AWESOME SALADS, wine, beer, seating inside and outside and wonderful views of the bay! We ate there several times while we stayed at Gordon't Bay and even after we moved to Cape Town... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

bad staff,food not in time,noisy,to much salt in food,pizza not good and toilets not enough....nice view makes up for this place...

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Thank 444matisse
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

When in an Italian Restaurant stick to the Italian dishes. The lasagne was good. The fillet steak not great.

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Thank Lynette T
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our Mexican themed brekkie at this cafe. Nice surroundings, clean, food well presented and very tasty. My wife had a Mexican style omelet which was great and I had spicy sausages on caramelised onions and sweet peppers, yum!

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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
Cheap Eats, 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?