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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
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (23 reviews)
“panna cotta” (5 reviews)
“tagliolini” (5 reviews)
Closed
12:00 - 15:00 Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Shop #1 Library Square | Wilderness Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 201 reviews

Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

After much scouting around I elected to try Atavola as the final destination for our anniversary dinner.This unobtrusive beacon of Italian cuisine is nestled in the medical district of Claremont. They never disappointed... Our waitress Siphokazi expertly led us through their menus and provided a...More

Thank Dewar S
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thanks for choosing A Tavola to celebrate your anniversary, Dewar - congratulations! Hopefully we'll see you both again before your next anniversary!

Reviewed 23 January 2018

Had a wonderful evenving .The food is innovative ,exciting and beautifully presented. Excellent and caring service .we will definitely be back .Thank you

Thank melaniejoy
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Really appreciate your kind words, Melanie Joy. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Wasn’t originally going this establishment but our first choice for Italian was closed for the holidays. I am so glad we did though. What a great little spot. Before I even touch on the food, I must comment on our waitron. What a star -...More

Thank Brent M
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for your kind and glowing review, Brent, we really appreciate it. And thank you too for mentioning your waitron - they all are really very special. Look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 8 December 2017

We came here a casual family meal. Service was welcoming and attentive, and the space is very nicely laid out. I particularly liked the open kitchen. The menu is authentically Italian ( based on my comparison with trips to Italy) and a good wine list...More

Thank SAinExeter
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you very much for your kind and gracious review SAinExeter. We look forward to hosting you on your next trip to Cape Town!

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

The service and food are always great, one cannot fault anything, chef happy to provide special requests not on the menu. Menu is innovative and food is high quality. Just wish restaurants would stop serving soft drinks with plastic straws. Reusable or bamboo swizzle sticks?

Thank Debbie W
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Appreciate your kind review, Debbie. We are looking into the straw issue as we recognise the environmental impact they have on our oceans. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

Reviewed 20 October 2017

Very convenient for The Quadrant apartment, just round the corner. Staff friendly and service very good. Gets very busy so best to book Good menu, pleasant atmosphere

1  Thank Christine B
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Really appreciate your 5* rating and review, Christine. See you again soon!

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Our landlady recommended this restaurant and oh wow it is great. Friendly welcoming and excellent risotto. We had two other pastas and couldn't fault them. Plan to return before we leave Capetown

Thank Jacque2010
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for the 5* rating and great review, Jacque - really appreciate them!

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth the visit. This busy Italian Restaurant has a warm welcoming atmosphere, well trained staff and super delicious cuisine. The Zuppa di frutti Di mare was outstandingly good as was the cannelloni. I will definitely be back when next in Cape Town

Thank 1mcbryde
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and 5* rating, 1mcbryde, and specifically for mentioning our waiters. We love them too! Look forward​ to seeing you again on your next trip to Cape Town.

Reviewed 21 September 2017

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
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you so much for your regular visits and kind words, cozzie50 - we appreciate you! Just curious, what should we improve to receive a 5* rating on your next visit?

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
mbh66, Manager at A Tavola, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review and 5* rating, schizofitscho! We're particularly grateful for pointing out that the meal is good value. Look forward to seeing you again!

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Dominique P
8 July 2017|
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Response from mbh66 | Property representative |
Yes, you can bring your own wine to A Tavola. As at this writing (Dec 2017), the corkage fee is R60 per bottle. However, the extensive wine list is reasonably priced - some of the wines are half what you would pay in other... More
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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