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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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Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
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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Thank Peter E
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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Thank petronellasnyman57
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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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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
Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Same menu for years already, geezz. Try to be more inventive !Living in GB for more then 6 years now . Menu never ever changed a bit. Sad....

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Thank JoGielen
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We've been here a few times over the years and always enjoyed their predictably good pizzas. Recently, however, it's been disappointing. I'm not sure if they changed the tomato sauce on the base or what, but it's just been very blah the last 2 times we went. Pity... pizza is pretty easy - you just need to provide decent quality... More 

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Thank LisaSontheRoad
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Recently visited this restaurant with my partner. He ordered pizza, I ordered the seafood pasta. While his pizza was average, my pasta was terrible. It was literally 1 tin of chopped tomatoes mixed with pasta, raw calamari and prawns. The prawns were still translucent when served to me. Needless to say, I barely touched my food.

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, 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?