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72 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 0800
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible16%
5 Apr 2016
“Stay away”
3 Apr 2016
“Quite bizarre”
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Italian, Pizza
££ - £££
72 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

We ended up at Isola as we could not get into Bocca across the road. Next time we will wait the 45minutes. The pizzas were undercooked and had to be sent back. The meat was tough. The coffee was the worst I have ever been...More

Thank Iamjaxa
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Isola is on Wale Street and just round the corner from the busiest part of Bree Street. I think it is owned by Italians so the food is quite authentic, the decor is random and the service is pretty slow.

Thank Erik S
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Opted for what we believe was an authentic experience. After perusing the menu my partner chose the Ravioli which was acceptable but the flavors were fairly bland. The Italian chef excitedly informed me that he had one last serving of Lasagna. I can honestly say...More

Thank chrismeiring
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We did not book and Cape Town was busy. Eventually found this Italian place that was was just off the main tourist route. Although quiet the service was good and the food excellent. Well worth it.

1  Thank dpjoppie
Reviewed 3 March 2016

My girlfriend and I ordered a pizza and pasta which we planned to share. The food arrived and looked & tasted inedible. I voiced my opinion to the Manager and requested the bill for the wine at which point she completely went ballistic with hand...More

Thank JustinMin84
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Being of Italian heritage nothing makes me happier than an Italian restaurant giving great service and even better food.

1  Thank Adriaan S
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Simple, uncomplicated, but that's just the decor! Traditional Italian cooking as opposed the the South African version of Italian food! Fantastic value, efficient and friendly service. Highly recommended!

1  Thank kieronmcrae
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Unobtrusively hidden Wales Street you will fine this "Trattoria" very basic when it comes to furnishing and tables but the food is awesome and well prepared, reasonably priced and tasty all with fresh ingredients and pasta's, gnocchi are all hand made with TLC. You won't...More

Thank POTaylor62
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Nestled in Cape Town's busy Wale Street, the minimal decor of this hidden gem may fool the passer-by into misjudging the awesomeness that is Isola. Great food. Friendly service. You have to have a combo of pizza and gnocchi to really get a feel for...More

1  Thank AnnieYolo
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Like a New York restaurant in Cape Town! Try the pizza, pasta and salads. Reasonably priced and excellently prepared.

1  Thank AlanB72
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 0800
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