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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Al Forno not too bad

Having just arrived in Gordons Bay and looking for supper with a varied menu we ventured in here. Nice enough menu although quite expensive for the type of eatery especially the pizzas. Food was good and very tasty though. Chicken schnitzel was good value for money. Service was quick and waiter Tom... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dale H
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Randburg
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Strand, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once we had our food, I had to go looking for our waiter on numerous occasions for service. He was sitting inside reading. My husband's steak was terrible and when he told the manager, all he said was, "Nobody else has complained about it" and walked away. They still charged us for my husband's meal, even though he had one... More 

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Thank SCarson_13
Hove, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food average but vegetables not hot enough. Service OK. Appallingly this place permits smoking in the large part of the internal restaurant. No aircon to combat the smoke but plenty of fans to spread the stench. I am shocked, as a visiting tourist, that smoking is permitted in any restaurant in SA. I imagine that this place is giving 2... More 

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Thank barrieman26
Randburg
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having just arrived in Gordons Bay and looking for supper with a varied menu we ventured in here. Nice enough menu although quite expensive for the type of eatery especially the pizzas. Food was good and very tasty though. Chicken schnitzel was good value for money. Service was quick and waiter Tom extremely friendly and helpful. Would visit again

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Thank Dale H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While the pizzas were enjoyable, the service leaves a lot to be desired! I don't plan on going backs anytime soon for sure!

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Thank CapeTownKaz
Strand
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there yesterday. I had the fish and it's was dreadful. My husband had the veal which wasn't great either. We wanted tiramisu but they were out of stock. The waitress was a lovely helpful girl but through no fault of hers the food was slow in coming. Our previous visits have always been great. Will not be returning... More 

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Thank Priscilla S
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here and looooved it so much. The pizza is fantastic and the meat and cheese platter a delicious meal. Treat yourself to this for a meal. Will be back. For sure.

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Thank foodmust
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We ate here three times, the pizzas where thin based just as we like them and plenty of topping, I can recommend the meat (pepperoni) and chilies. There is plenty of parking nearby and the beach is thirty metres or so away. There is a vegetarian selection and for pizzas you can create your own

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Thank Ian L
Toronto
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The late lunch meal was okish, but definitely not spectacular like most restaurants along this coastal region of the Cape! The decor is staid and could do with a paint and decor uplift. The worst is - the entrance to the bar area has a sliding door, and the threshold rail for the sliding door is raised above the tiled... More 

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1 Thank Toni09099
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We went for a quiet sundowner meal and it was a terrible experience. I asked for no green pepper on my pizza and it arrived with green pepper. Not wanting to make a fuss I left it. Upon leaving the waiter asked me about the meal and he got the manager out. The manager was aggressive, unapologetic and I'm sure... More 

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2 Thank AlexKai
Strand, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

"Al Forno's, your favourite authentic Italian Pizzeria located on Beach Road in Gordon's Bay..." Well atleast that's what their website says... Don't be fooled. It is definitely not my/our favourite Italian eatery. We decided we would have supper this evening at a venue with a view and nice atmosphere, you know, as couples do. I suggested Al Forno's on the... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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