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“Excellent authentic Italian food, great host”

La Frasca Restaurant Pizzeria
Ranked #123 of 1,142 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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“Excellent authentic Italian food, great host”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a small restaurant with a nice cozy athmosphere, pleasantly and softly lit. The restaurant owner, Erica, is a young woman from Genova with charming ways and a distinctive Italian accent. The service is excellent, but most importantly the food is really good.
The pizza bases are thin and at the same time not too dry, with the best tomato sauce I have ever had in Cape Town, fresh and must be home made, and with real mozzarella dollops (uncommon in Cape Town). Pasta dishes and mains vary from day to day, the slowly cooked beef dish (brasato) and the veal are delicious, I still need to try more.
Prices are good, some of the pizzas are a bit above average, but then again the quality is way above average, so I will totally go back for more.

  • Visited August 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Delightful soulfood!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

What an amazing discovery! La Fresca is a small italian restaurant, tucked away between houses in Gardens, Cape Town. On a cold winter's night, the atmosphere was cozy and the welcome very friendly. After a particularly miserable day, we were looking for comfort food and this little gem was spot on. The pizza must be the best in town and the slow roast beef fillet with home-made bread was a winner. We couldn't stop smiling :)

If you are looking for soul food - this is it!!

  • Visited September 2013
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