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Miguel's Al Forno

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35 Beach Road | Monarch Centre, Gordon's Bay, South Africa
+27 21 856 4021
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was good, Didn't wait to long for the drinks and the meals. Pizza was divine, nice thin base. Great view as well. Will definitely being going back.

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Thank annieh174
Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has not changed its décor in the last 30 years that I have known it. It has the perfect spot across the sea in Gordon's bay with stunning views but it is so run down and dingy. They could really spruce it up and make into a top notch place. The pizzas have always been and still are... More 

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Thank R8650WRpatriciar
Oslo
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had four very good pizzas. Thin crust and lots of stuffing :-) Service was good and the vaitress very helpful.

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Thank BjoernOslo
Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We don't always want to go all out in high heels and sparkles but do want something good to eat. My waiter was the most pleasant and the spaguetti and sea food tasty. I enjoy my meal and would go back. The plates are price right. The view of the bay is spectacular.

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Thank Bmel9999
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I arrived in Gordon's Bay on our first night and walking around we decided to have supper at Al Forno. Staff were extremely friendly, and the restaurant was busy which was one of our main deciding factors. We sat down, and the friendly waiter brought our menus. The menus need to be updated as the font on... More 

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Thank Josephine B
Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

What a horrible experience, service was deplorable and food was even worse. My husband ordered Canneloni which was covered in a pink sauce barely reminiscent of tomatoes, he wanted to get tomato sauce on the side to liven it up but we could not get a waiter. I had the beef with lemon and rosemary potatoes --- a hint of... More 

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Alberton, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We always go to Alforno because of the nice food. But lately i am sure there is a new chef. The manager ' a middle age man' always always talk to us. Not even the previous owners or the young people that took over would ever fill Andre's shoes. We though that the place belongs to Andre. Well done sir... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Al Forno's is well known as the best pizza place in Gordon's Bay but, not liking pizza, I opted for one of the pasta dishes - I cannot remember the name but it was a huge bowl of seafood (calamari, crab sticks, muscles, prawns) served with spaghetti and a creamy garlic sauce - it was a much bigger meal that... More 

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Thank Pamela D
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

As a party of 5 we popped here earlier this week. They got my wife's meal very wrong. She ordered a sea food pizza having carefully checking the menu as whilst she loves seafood she is very allergic to crab. When the pizza came it had crab on it ...although it was not obvious so she did eat some. The... More 

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Thank Chris P
Boksburg
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Took lunch with my wife, daughter and grand daughter. Pasta and pizza dishes went down with no complaints 😊 It was a very busy day but plenty of car parking space at side of restaurant. Service was good and friendly- will definitely go back.

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Thank Chrisgimson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Beach Road | Monarch Centre, Gordon's Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Gordon's Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 856 4021

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?