Looking for a fab vegan and vegetarian friendly restaurant in Cape Town?

We know that just because you’re following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, doesn’t mean you want to prepare all your meals yourself, so we’ve ensured that many of our dishes are vegan and vegetarian friendly. We’re regularly rated as one of the most consistent vegan restaurants in Cape Town, so be sure to check us out!

All of our pasta dishes can be prepared using egg-free spaghetti (with a 15-minute wait time and a nominal extra charge). In addition, any of the following dishes can be prepared to suit a vegan diet by replacing animal products with a suitable alternative – typically avocado (or tell us what you’d prefer). Just mention to your waitperson that you’d like a vegan option when ordering and they will take care of you.

And of course, our ever-popular Zucchini Fritti is made with egg-free batter, making it a perfect vegan side dish.

    • Vegan & Vegetarian Items

    • Insalata di Formaggio di Capra

      Insalata di Formaggio di Capra

      Mixed leaves topped with grilled goats cheese, sundried tomatoes, grilled zucchini & pine-nuts. Cheese can be replaced with avo for a vegan option.

      Origin: Italians produce some 450 different types of cheese, some renowned, others local rarities. Goat’s milk cheese is popular in the south and the islands (Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria, Basilicata, Apulia and Campania) and is called caprino.

    • Zucchini Fritti

      Zucchini Fritti

      Deep-fried baby marrow chips - one of our most popular dishes. We use an egg-free batter, so the dish is vegan and vegetarian friendly.

      Origin: Latium’s gardeners, who raise the tastiest of peas, zucchini and fava beans, also specialise in artichokes tender enough to eat raw. It is thought that this dish, popular across most of Italy, originated in Rome, the capital of Latium.

    • Insalata di Verdure Grigliate

      Insalata di Verdure Grigliate

      A mix of green leaves topped with grilled & marinated zucchini, aubergine & mixed peppers.

      Origin: Most of the basic elements—olive oil, wine, cheese, grains, fruits and vegetables—originated in other places, but what came to be known as the Mediterranean diet assumed its enduring character in Italy’s south: Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria, Basilicata, Apulia and Campania.

    • Tagliolini ai Funghi e Tartufo

      Tagliolini ai Funghi e Tartufo

      Fresh thin pasta tossed with wild mushrooms, fresh rocket & a touch of truffle oil, topped with parmesan (omitted for vegans).

      Origin: Among Europe’s 30 species of truffles, the most vaunted are the white (or beige to ocher) Tuber magnatum found mainly in Italy. The hills of Piedmont produce the splendidly scented tartufi d’Alba, sniffed out by dogs and dug up by trifolau, who sell them by the gram as one of the world’s most expensive foods.

    • Fusilli ai Broccoli

      Fusilli ai Broccoli

      Spiral pasta with fresh broccoli & olive oil, tossed with a touch of chilli, garlic, parsley, anchovies (omitted for vegetarians) and parmesan (omitted for vegans).

      Origin: Campanians have been known as mangiafoglie (leaf eaters) because greens and vegetables so dominated the diet, and it is likely that this dish originated in the Campania region.

    • Penne Arrabbiata

      Short tube pasta with olive oil, tomato, basil, garlic, chilli & parmesan (omitted for vegans).

      Origin: This dish is a specialty of Latium, a region on the west coast of Italy and home to the national capital, Rome.

    • Penne Napoli

      Short tube pasta with olive oil, tomato, basil, garlic & parmesan (omitted for vegans).

      Origin: Naploi is the Italian name for Naples, the administrative centre of Campania, the region on the west coast opposite the heel of Italy's boot.


What Others Say About Our Vegan & Vegetarian Menu

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.


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


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


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.”

TripAdvisor Reviews

You can also see what recent guests are saying on TripAdvisor. We’re delighted to have received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award places A Tavola in the top-performing 10% of all Italian Restaurants worldwide on TripAdvisor, and is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.

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