Cape Town dining focusses on freshness and full flavours

Over the past decade there has been a gastronomic revolution that would suggest Cape Town dining is up there with the best in the world. As the chefs and winemakers are keen to point out, the emphasis today is on fresh herbs, fresh vegetables and wines produced with minimal interference, allowing the Cape grapes to speak for themselves.

“I have lived in Cape Town for over 10 years and had never been to A Tavola for dinner. That was a mistake! Hidden off of Claremont main road in a medical centre is one of the best restaurants in town – a real Cape Town dining gem. It is small and quaint, but full of life and flavour. The open kitchen allows you to watch the entire process of your meal being made and the small dining room lets you admire other dishes as they are being taken to the table. Everything I have eaten here has been wonderful. Get there early on weekend nights because it does fill up fast; it is worth the wait though.” – Rachel Hewett, Camps Bay

Cape Town dining

A Tavola is one of many Cape Town dining gems. Image courtesy Bernard Myburgh

“Undoubtedly THE BEST Melanzane Parmigiana in Cape Town and I have tried and failed repeatedly, to leave without first savouring every mouthful of their Torte de la Nonna – it is simply FABULOUS! I will remain an enthusiastic and loyal regular of this Cape Town dining establishment! Always simply a pleasure to be there! P.S. The Decor is also totally charming and one feels almost as if one has been transported to a real little gem in the heart of Rome! No frills, no fuss, just excellence time and time again!” — Marijke D, Bishops Court

“A Tavola is an authentic and utterly delicious Cape Town dining spot in Claremont. Bernard and I ventured into the ‘burbs to try out its best-kept secret (well, to us it’s a secret – us townies had little to no knowledge of its brilliant existence). Family-owned and run, and catering to families with warmth and pride, A Tavola is a Cape Town dining place I could go back to – regularly.” – Lisa Wallace, Vredehoek

“If you’re living in and around the Claremont area then you’ll probably already know about it, but A Tavola is a particular favourite Cape Town dining spot of mine. Good atmos, great wines and the best pasta this side of… oh, I don’t know… some other town where they do a better pasta. Anyway, it’s very good. Always good value, always excellent – and the place is always full.” – Alex O’Man, Kenilworth

Great local Cape Town dining

Here’s what more recent visitors have said of our great local Cape Town dining:

Exquisite and delightful Italian food

★★★★★
5 5 1
First time last night at your restaurant and i just think the atmosphere was splendid, aroma from the open kitchen just elevates your senses. Food was great and waiter service was on key. Great selection of wine as well. You don't even need to play Italian music in the background because your food greats that experience.

Valentine's Treat

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hands down the best Italian cuisine in Cape Town. I absolutely love the pasta dishes and last night I had a chocolate tart that was just superb. A Tavola is always such a treat.

Good food, good service

★★★★☆
4 5 1
A great place for good ambiance, exceptional service & quality food. Will definitely be back for more.

Dinner

★★★★★
5 5 1
Excellent evening. Quick service.

Service and Food

★★★★★
5 5 1
Best Pasta that we have had in a long time and the service is amazing. thanks for making our night special

A TAVOLA

★★★★★
5 5 1
Excellent food Fantastic service Thank you!

Top-drawer authentic Italian cuisine

★★★★☆
4 5 1
The food all round was excellent. Portions are generous, particularly the antipasti, and service was also very good. The one small gripe was the sliced fillet dish had to be returned as it was done more rare than expected - we ordered medium-well done, probably our own mistake. That said, the meals were all outstanding. The menu caters more than adequately for vegetarians, meat- and fish-lovers alike. A good place to re-visit.

A Tavola

★★★★★
5 5 1
Excellent food and service with superb wine list

Dinner

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Very Delicious food - Excellent Service (5 star). We had Fusilli ai Broccoli & Linguine Gamberoni (prawn pasta) Really enjoyed our first experience at A Tavola. Really good food!” however the portions could have been a little bit bigger.”

So, if you’re looking for a great option for Cape Town dining, why not pop in for a meal and join the hundreds of other delighted diners. You’ll be glad you did!

Contact Details

A Tavola Italian Restaurant
Library Square
Wilderness Road
Claremont
Western Cape
+27216711763
Opening Hours
Monday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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