We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wholesome grub”
Review of Allora

Allora
Ranked #10 of 76 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wholesome grub”
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Great find! Despite having cousins in Joburg it's a great fit for Franschhoek and holds it's own really well vs some of it's neighbours.

  • Visited July 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Dice_za
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

799 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    364
    303
    87
    23
    22
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unpretentious brilliance”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

This was our best meal in Franschhoek.

Our hosts recommended Allora (who collected us and dropped of at no charge in a little shuttle bus), and we were't disappointed.

It is warm in so many ways. You are warmly greeted by the friendly hosts on arrival, there are two fireplaces to keep you warm, and the ambiance and decor is just plain warm.

The food, as was the whole experience was uncomplicatedly amazing. Try the veal piccata with polenta, it was awesome, as was the fillet steak with melted Muscarpone, and the Nutella dessert.

Good large wine list, and very reasonably priced.

  • Visited July 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank markbarlow828
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“I always take my family to Allora”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

When my family comes to Franschhoek I always take them to Allora.

Enough said. Great food, friendly staff, nice atmosphere.

Prices very reasonable.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank braets
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gordon's Bay, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Sunday lunch”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

After an amazing drive over the Franschhoek Pass Sunday lunch at this restaurant is a must. The Sunday lunch, a 3 course meal priced at ZAR110 was well worth the money.
My only complaint was that they have bottles of water on the table but they are for sale, not for helping yourself as is often the practice in countries that I have visited.

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank stewartza
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tavistock
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A great place for Sunday lunch”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Allora has an excellent value Sunday lunch option. Only 110 rand for three courses. Both the pork belly and the chicken were lovely. We each had a different carafe of wine which is a great option and all the wines were good. If we lived in the area we would definitely be visiting this place again. Good service and very helpful staff.

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank abridgewater
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Allora also viewed

Franschhoek, Western Cape
Franschhoek, Western Cape
 
Franschhoek, Western Cape
Franschhoek, Western Cape
 

Been to Allora? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing