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“Very nice indeed”

The Italian Kitchen
Ranked #11 of 21 Restaurants in Newlands
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 23 April 2014

I had booked a table to 10 for dinner this past weekend and as this place has recently opened we were very impressed with most things. The service was pretty good and speedy although attention to detail such as chipped glasses and dirty cutlery need to be addressed and waiters need to be more attentive to this. But other than that the food was excellent and ambience a lot of fun as the restaurant was full on this evening. Pity it is in a "albeit" small shopping centre but they do have outside seating for those nice Cape Town evenings. i would certainly recommend this spot and would go back again.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Friday lunchtime and the restaurant had only one other table taken which should have served as a warning. So with only two tables taken one would have thought the service, if nothing else, would have been really good. Wrong.

We had to wait for our drinks order to be taken with a further 10 minute wait for the drinks (2 beers) to be brought to the table. Nobody took our food order so I got up to find someone. The waitress then asked somebody else to take our order. Whilst waiting for our food I asked for some bread and was told 'we don't do bread'. How cheapskate can you be?! Eventually the food arrived. It wasn't worth the wait or the crummy service.

We won't visit again as the ordinary food, bad service and complete lack of atmosphere are in no way conducive to an enjoyable meal.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

Our party of 4 visited this relatively new venue on Saturday evening. We were pleasantly surprised by the excellent food, the good service we received and the attentive owners making sure that everyone was happy. My chilli prawn pizza, the 2 ladies' slow cooked hock and my friend's salmon dishes were all top notch.
We will definitely be going back.
Chris. Pinelands.

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

The first impression of this restaurant is that all of the staff really care. From the time that one is seated at a table, the attention is constant, but discreet. The owners greet their guests, and from the second time that one visits, they remember one's name!
The prices are extremely reasonable, and the risotto is truly delicious...with a wide range to choose from. I have had several meals at this restaurant, and have NEVER been disappointed. There is a good choice of other meals, ranging from pizzas and pastas (butternut lasagne is ABSOLLUTELY heavenly) to steak, pork and fish, as well as a daily specials board, complete WITH prices! The specials are always imaginative and unique, and are read out and described in detail by the friendly waitrons.
An added bonus is that the restaurant offers smaller portions, at reduced prices, for smaller eaters.
Somehow, this restaurant manages to create a homely atmosphere, with a quiet family dinner being just right, while at the same time being totally appropriate for business dinners - I have visited for both purposes, and each, with great success. I also intend to visit very soon again!

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Thank Sandra J
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

What a find, a gem of a place. Fully booked and a wonderful atmosphere. Looking at other reviews they still don't have enough menus and u need to wait for one. Something that can easily be rectified. Our waiter Cole was on top form. The pastas were amazing, tasty. Head a great evening. Will def go back. Nice to have a new neighborhood restaurant. They could do with more waiters. Thx for so good evening.

Thank Cindy T
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