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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good pizza and unbeatable view

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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Perth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Good Italian pizzas for a busy time of the year. Service makes the wait worth while. My 8 year old daughter have rated her milkshake and pizza 5/5! See you next year.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Okay we are not Italian, but have had pretty good and pretty bad over the years. This is great food. It doesn't have the typically over creamed sauce that most SA Italian dishes do. We stayed a week and tried 4 dishes-each great! The lemon meat dishes my husband loved, I did the cannelloni Con Carne (meat) . We came... More 

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Wohlen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

El Forno is across the road, with view on the ocean. The oysters were of excellent quality. The portions were large. All in all good value for money. The prices were very reasonable.

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Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you want great tasting pizza or pasta be sure to go to al Forno's in gordonsbay was a pleasure to eat there. Defiantly good value for money with very friendly staff.

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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

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