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“Very disappointing!...”

Asta Italian Restaurant
Ranked #91 of 255 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Trading from Tuesday to Saturday. Lunch 12pm-3pm, Kitchen closed between 3pm-6pm. Dinner served from 6pm-830pm. Close at 10pm
Stellenbosch, South Africa
2 reviews
“Very disappointing!...”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Asta la Pasta, now known as Asta Italian Restaurant, has recently moved from the Black Horse Centre to other premises on Dorp Street. We had been regulars of the restaurant when it was at the Black Horse Centre and always enjoyed the friendliness of the owners and the delicious menu. We recently went to the new venue and were immediately disappointed with the set-up. Asta Italian Restaurant no longer has the lovely cozy Italian trattoria feel that it had, the menu has been reduced significantly and the space is tiny and totally unsuitable for children. In addition, we waited a very long time for our food to be served and one of the children's order had been cancelled!...We won't be back.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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11 reviews
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“Best pasta in Stellenbosch”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

A pleasant vibe where you can have a good meal at a fair price from an uncomplicated and unpretentious menu. The service is good but not invasive. The restaurant is always full of regulars who keep on coming back.

  • Visited December 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“Thoughtful menu, great service”
Reviewed 20 December 2013

We walked to quite a few Italian restaurants in the area and decided on this one. The menu was by far the most interesting. All dishes were very traditionally Italian, but with the addition of delicate and thoughtful flavour combinations (e.g. Instead of only a tomato and cream sauce, they would have a tomato and cream sauce with vodka and finely chopped onions). As I'm a vegetarian they were willilng to alter some dishes for me with the chef personally coming to our table to check how best to modify the dish without compromising on flavour combinations. The service was also great. Noninvasive but always available. The waiter was also able to recommend a wine that would go with our dishes. Another bonus above the other restaurants was that for pasta options was not only egg pasta or gnocchi, but also an options of ravioli (butterbut and ricotta, or beef mince) for the pasta sauces. They also had the best coffee I have had in ages! The location was nice and central, it's a small and intimate place with the outside area in a courtyard with a water feauture and trees with other restaurant couryards. The shortcoming for me was just that there was little effort put into decor or creating a nice atmosphere to compliment the great food and service. But besides that one of my best restaurant experiences in this area.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Anelda
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