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“The 'real deal' for good value, home-made Italian food.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Al Dente Pasta Deli

Al Dente Pasta Deli
Ranked #379 of 1,136 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Price range: US$65 - US$140
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The 'real deal' for good value, home-made Italian food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

My wife and I popped in here for lunch a week or two ago and although the restaurant is a bit off the beaten track, it was well worth the visit. It's owned and run by an Italian mother-daughter combination and they really do understand the food of Italy. All of the pastas and gnocchis are homemade - I had the blue cheese gnocchi and my wife had the penne amatriciana, and both were outstanding! These were preceded by a shared starter (Parmigiana di melanzane) and followed by a shared dessert (tiramisu) - both were excellent. The meal was also pretty good value as all of the above, plus drinks, coffees and a 10 percent tip came to just over R300.

Although it caters mainly for the lunch and breakfast crowd, it is open one night a week on Thursdays - although when we tried to book at least 3 or 4 days in advance, they were already fully booked. Clearly they're doing something right!

All in all, highly recommended and we'll certainly be going back. Soon.

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian place for lunch.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

Excellent Italian food at a very good price. Family run business with excellent service. Well worth a visit!

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