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“Delicious, informal Italian Food”
Review of Societi Bistro

Societi Bistro
Ranked #66 of 1,196 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $21
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".
Reviewed January 26, 2013

We had a great meal and the atmosphere was casual and fun. The pasta was delicious, and the chocolate dessert was amazing.
Our service was great as well!

Thank Susan_Ed2013
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

we came back after 2 years and didnt get disappointed! we like this bistro - which isnt a bistro but a proper restaurant! nice meals nice wines, nice service.
not too expensive! much better than many other restaurants!

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Thank lovelysabine
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We returned to Cape Town and our first main meal was at Societi as we have had such wonderful experiences there on previous holidays. It is always worrying to go back to a place you remember so fondly in case you are disappointed. We had an outside table and were served by a delightful very knowledgeable waitress who talked us through the menu. We were certainly not disappointed and had a fabulous meal. As aways there is not a huge choice - indicating that what you will receive will have very fresh items cooked to perfection. We always avoid restaurants with extensive menus in favour of those which really focus on what they do best. We had delicious starters (cold tomato soup and salmon salad) followed by a perfect siloin steak and the signature dish of mushroom risotto. Creme brullees were the perfect way to finish. Service was impeccable and the cost extremely reasonable for such a high quality meal. It is so encouraging that Societi keeps up its standards year after year and we will retrun as we always do!

Thank William S
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Our last night in Cape Town and our hotel made reservations for us here. Excellent choice! Located in the CBD,the food is Italian in a small bistro like setting. I started with a Caesar salad, and was impressed with its size and taste. You could have made a meal out of this one dish. Then I had the spaghetti with prawns, and man oh man was it delicious. Just a touch of heat with plenty of baby shrimp to make you drool. My wife asked for a simple pasta not on the menu, and I was pleased the chef easily granted her request at a ridiculously low price for such a fresh dish. All four of us loved our dinner, and it was an easy thumbs up from all of us. But what put our evening over the top was their dessert the Chocolate Nemesis. It's a flourless chocolate cake that was the best dessert I had in my 2 weeks in South Africa. And it's also what changed them from a Very Good restaurant ranking to an Excellent. The service was fine (we had a young waiter who was so gorgeous and personable we had to take pictures of him), the atmosphere like your favorite bistro back home, and the food was fresh and well prepared. This place is a winner and I suggest you make a reservation as it was packed when we departed. Thank you Societi for a memorable meal and a delightful dining experience.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We went as a family of 6 and had a lovely meal. The service was great and I particularly like the decor. Will definitely go back.

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Thank 123JosieP
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