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32 Main Road | Next to Standard Bank, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4375
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 123
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Last dinner in South Africa creates a very positive memory

Based on a personal recommendation we had received, we had booked a table at Allora for 8:00 pm. By 5:30 pm, after walking around the shops for a couple of hours, we realized that 8:00pm was going to be too late for us, so we dropped by the restaurant to see if we could bring the reservation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
DavidinToronto
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Based on a personal recommendation we had received, we had booked a table at Allora for 8:00 pm. By 5:30 pm, after walking around the shops for a couple of hours, we realized that 8:00pm was going to be too late for us, so we dropped by the restaurant to see if we could bring the reservation forward an hour.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

great food (wide variety, big on taste though portions are a bit small), lovely outdoor seating, nice, rustic theme inside.

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Mullingar, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I am a bit confused. I thought the restaurant was called Alloro (bay leaf), not Allora (then or therefore), and the embroidery of a leaf on the serviettes seemed to verify that. We skipped the italian food and had the ostrich steaks for lunch ( medium rare, medium and well done) and they were all done to perfection with all... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was a joy! Great steak and reasonable wines, with a large selection. Many Italian dishes are also on offer. The service was good, even though busy.

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Massachusetts
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93 reviews 93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had reservations but still needed to wait another 40 minutes. It was a popular, busy place and they do not rush their guests. Some tables are more desirable than others. If you can , I suggest requesting one on the upper level. ...A bit cozier. They also have seating outside. Our waiter seemed indifferent and distracted though he only... More 

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Pietermaritzburg KZN Natal South Africa
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Allora has moved into new premises in the centre of Franschhoek and has a lovely outdoor seating area as well as two levels of indoor dining. Service was still fantastic even though the restaurant has more than doubled in size. I think the venue is much nicer and the food was voted the best by all four of us having... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I had a very good meal at this restaurant, and it was incredibly good value for money. We were on the ground floor with a good view of the place, which was lively and atmospheric. Service was good and attentive, without feeling we were being rushed. They also provided a very efficient shuttle to and from our... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great food. We were a large party of 19 The service was fast efficient and friendly. It was excellent value for money A very good ambiance

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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233 reviews 233 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This was really very bad food..they must close this place..we had a fantastic table in front of the....toilets and we received prawns overcooked and afterwards we ordered a pasta vongole ...this was really not eatable ..pasta not al dente ,overcooked..the seafood was horrible..not fresh at all ..i hope nobody books a table at this restaurant ..they must close such a... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I have scored it very good because it can be as regards food and service but on the wrong table on the wrong night it can fall short

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Main Road | Next to Standard Bank, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4375

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 16
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?