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“Worst meal in Franschhoek”
Review of Allora

Allora
Ranked #23 of 100 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 October 30, 2011

I have lost count of the number of restaurants at which we have eaten dinner in Franschhoek but it must be around 20. Allora was by far the worst.

We started with half portions of pasta (rubbery spaghetti in a watery tomato sauce masquerading as bolognese) followed by two veal dishes (scaloppine al marsala and scaloppine al limone). The veal was tasteless. The "roast" potatoes accompanyng the limone were raw and the french fries accompanying the other had been dumped in an over-supply of watery so-called marsala sauce that reduced them to a sad, soggy state.

We should have given up at that stage but persevered with desert - a creme brulee and a semifreddo. The custard base of the creme brulee seemed entirely unflavoured. There was nothing semi about the semifreddo, which had the texture of a well-frozen icecream blended with something resembling breadcrumbs.

The online booking was made remarkably efficiently. The service (despite some linguistic challenges) was friendly and quick, but quite unable to redeem an exceptionally disappointing meal.

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Thank KMK_GBC
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

We had a 2 course meal with a bottle of wine in this restaurant. For starters, we both ordered different focaccia bread which was a mistake as one between us would have been more than enough. Not to insult the staff, we ate as much as we could knowing there was a main course to follow.
Main courses were filleto beef with spagetti and a mushroom sauce. The meat was cooked to perfection as was the spagetti and sauce. My partner had a fillet of beef, medium to well done and that also was cooked to perfection. We were stuffed after this meal - our own fault for eating so much.
This was washed down by a bottle of wine and when we got the bill, we thought there was a mistake as it was so inexpensive and especially for such quality.
We would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody.

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Reviewed September 20, 2011

Consistently tasty food! A regular favourite for all locals in the region. Well done and brilliant service and food as always!

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Reviewed September 13, 2011

Ate twice, as I stayed just next door at La Galiniere. Great food on both occasions. Good wine (as you'd expect). Averagely priced.

Play area for kids.

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Thank pax_mtx
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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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