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31 Brickfield Rd (Entrance in Pickwick Road) | Salt River, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
+27 21 447 8684
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simply the Best Italian Food

I lived in the apartment block (Upper Eastside Hotel) above Al Dente for 3 years and visited it quite regularly. The food is amazing and I’ve heard many Italians give it the thumbs up which means that it must be authentic. I’ve pretty much tried everything on the menu but I have a few go to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
SherwyN P
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I lived in the apartment block (Upper Eastside Hotel) above Al Dente for 3 years and visited it quite regularly. The food is amazing and I’ve heard many Italians give it the thumbs up which means that it must be authentic. I’ve pretty much tried everything on the menu but I have a few go to dishes: 1) A simple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Al Dente is consistently excellent - from the service and most importantly to the food. It's welcoming ambience is complimented by it's real Italian mama in the kitchen. This is a favourite restaurant of ours in Cape Town! Definitely a must for any visitor who values delicious cooking. A must try is the homemade gnocci ;)

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This restaurant is open for lunches but only open on Thursday evening for dinner I have eaten there twice whilst on holiday and the food is delicious. Coming from an Italian background I can be quite critical about the standard of food in Italian restaurants. May I say this is the real deal the gnocchi is as light as a... More 

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70 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are staying at the Double Tree and noticed the restaurant sign we decided to try it for dinner. They are only open Thursday night for dinner. The food was good and very tasty. The service was good too. This is a family run restaurant. 2 people for dinner, with a bottle of wine, bottle of beer... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My wife and I popped in here for lunch a week or two ago and although the restaurant is a bit off the beaten track, it was well worth the visit. It's owned and run by an Italian mother-daughter combination and they really do understand the food of Italy. All of the pastas and gnocchis are homemade - I had... More 

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switzerland
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Excellent Italian food at a very good price. Family run business with excellent service. Well worth a visit!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Brickfield Rd (Entrance in Pickwick Road) | Salt River, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 447 8684

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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