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“Excellent value for money”
Review of Allora

Allora
Ranked #23 of 100 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Casual, yet Sophisticated, Authentic Italian. 3 Seating Areas available, Outside, Downstairs and Upstairs. Cozy Interior with a Central Pizza Oven. Nice Roaring Fireplaces during the Winter time and open areas outside during summer time. We offer Coctails during the summer outside. Booking always essential. Please make use of our Complimentary Shuttle Service between the Guest Houses and Hotels within Franschhoek Town (When Available). We have Specials Daily and a Kids Menu.
Reviewed August 31, 2011

I have visited this restaurant several times over the past year or so. The service & the standard of food is very consistant & is highly recommended.

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Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We have visited this lovely restaurant on a few occasions as my friend lives and works in the area and have never been disappointed. The service is professional, friendly and efficient; the food delicious and varied and the wine-list offers a great selection of local wines at reasonable prices. Well worth a visit in winter or summer as there is a beautiful outside area and also cosy, welcoming fireplaces in the event of cold weather.

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Thank MicheleJames54
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Reviewed August 6, 2011

Cozy restaurant and offers free shuttle service into the town. The wood oven pizza here was absolutely amazing!!!

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Thank tchiamarelli
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Reviewed April 30, 2011

We ate here twice during our trip to Franschoek as it was very family friendly. They have a brilliant jungle gym with swings for children to play on in a lovely garden next to the dining area. The food was also excellent and we had some lovely wine.

Thank MirandaSanders
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Reviewed April 8, 2011

We went to Allora in Franschchoek for dinner and were not too impressed. How can they call themselves a classic Italian restaurant? We had a antipasti platter to share and there was not much traditional about it, carpaccio drenched in (wine?) vinegar, halloumi with strawberry jam, dry and tasteless calamari, Mozzarella topped with chakalaka and a Caprese made with feta cheese. The main course equally confusing, veal scaloppine served on undercooked country potatoes (which were boiled potatoes really) and the typical South African veg (butternut etc. sprinkled with cinnamon). I love South African food and Italian food but the two mixed together - not a good idea.
Service was good, we sat close to the bar counter and as the restaurant was very quiet all the waiters were "hanging" around (and over) the bar chatting, not very professional. When we mentioned to the waiter that we did not enjoy the main course (in fact I only had two bites) she asked if we wanted to take it home for the dog! The manager did not show his face once, even though we did say that we are not too happy. To me it was a slightly more upmarket "La Romantica" aimed at families more than students and well overpriced for what they offer. We will definitely not return.

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Thank Garfield715
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