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Miguel's Al Forno

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35 Beach Road | Monarch Centre, Gordon's Bay, South Africa
021-8564021
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Italian at it's best

Italian food at it's best to be sure with all the traditional dishes one would want. The portions were large and good value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
JourneytimeSA
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Italian food at it's best to be sure with all the traditional dishes one would want. The portions were large and good value.

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The service is poor, the decor is outdated and the food, well, it's definitely not worth the money. Which is expensive. I can make a better dish at home which i recommend you do instead of frequenting this restaurant. And my beer was warm. Need i say any more.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Serving times long, average meals. This restaurant is situated on beach road of Gondons Bay. Very convenient, staff very friendly.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Ate here twice. Staff are very attentive and efficient. Pizzas are very tasty. Can get quite busy. There is also a covered outdoor area overlooking the bay if you prefer to sit outside.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Beautiful view in the bay of Gordons Bay. Had a pizza and salad that was very tasty .Only complain is tat smokers have the best indoor seating and non smokers are pushed into an awful little corner on a cold evening. prices of dishes on the high side for Italian food

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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The pizzas are first class and the view of the sunset cannot be beaten. A beer with a pizza in the evening is sooo relaxing. It is not cheap - you can get a steak at Bens on the Strand for similar money - but overall a sundowner at al Fornos is not be missed.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After reading on tripadvisor that this one one of Gordon's Bay's "top rated" eating spots I was left very disappointed, service was good but the food for what we paid was probably one of my worst meals to date!

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Madison, WI
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We got takeaway pizza from Al Forno's while staying at a nearby hotel. The staff were really helpful and friendly when we placed our order. The pizza was ready quickly, and was really delicious. The crust was crispy, thin crust, with delicious topping and the garlic, cheese, and pepper condiments were a really nice touch. Good value for the money.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Still the best lasagna in the basin area. Always enjoyable time there. And even though the place was packed with the holiday crowd and our waitress overworked, she managed to get us everything we needed in a timely way.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

To put it plainly, these people shouldn't be in the hospitality business. A few years ago when Miguel ran the place, it was great and we were regulars but with the new ownerships its all gone down in my opinion. The second last time we were there we vowed never to return simply because of the ridiculously high prices for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Beach Road | Monarch Centre, Gordon's Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Gordon's Bay
  • Phone Number: 021-8564021

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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