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True Italic Rustic Restaurant

True Italic Rustic Restaurant
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Cost
R70 - R130 avg main meal
Ambience
Authentic culture, Comfy & casual, Contemporary cool
Food
Italian, Modern
Payment
Mastercard, Visa

Owners description

As the name suggests, True Italic brings you superb recipes from Italy. The cafe aims to create a common ground for all creative people. Combined with excellent food, art, events, parties, True Italic will give you an enjoyable Italian Cape Town experience. Relax in a unique atmosphere with a brick wall, underground canteen feeling and homemade Italian dishes.

User reviews

  • Authentic, delicious, home-made pasta served in a cosy, unexpected setting that makes you want to go back from more. The gnocchi with sausage ragu was soft, rich and comforting. Friends had the mushroom tagliatelle and the parmigiana, and raved about both. Definitely planning a repeat visit.
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  • An authentic Italian restaurant that upon an initial passing resembles a hole in the wall, however inside, the walls are filled with sketches and football shirts and the shelves lined with freshly-made pasta. The menu is great, all pastas are homemade and there are many vegetarian options. Try the aubergine parmagiana (the best I've ever had) or any form of gnocchi. The service was friendly and quick. All in all a really lovely time.
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  • Plus points for the charming old-world yet ambience, and friendly staff. The converted warehouse feel with the high ceilings are lovely. However, in terms of value for money, there are several other Italian restaurants in Cape Town I would go to first. An average serving of sirloin, though tasty, with an uninspired side salad (ingredients you would probably have in your "end-of-the-month" fridge) set us back just shy of R200. The seafood squid pasta was the better dish, and I am sorry I did not get to try the gnocci.
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  • 5/5 all the way! Delicious authentic Italian food and such a cosy spot for a cool winter evening. Definitely going back multiple times to try everything on the menu!
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  • Firstly I want to thank them for accommodating me. I was waiting for my boyfriend and thought id take a look inside, and WOW. I was completely blown away, not only does it look amazing it also smells like heaven. I have no idea what they were making but it smelt so good. So I took a seat and was helped by the waitress, when I asked about the menu, she told me " we don't have the menu just yet as we change the menu every night with fresh food". If that does not already point out the nature of this wonderful restaurant, well just you wait. I was just glancing around, and I saw a black board on the wall, with many names of Pasta's, cheeses and Sausages... and then the Display below, I finalized puzzled it together, and they sell you their fresh Pasta. At this stage I was captured by this, and I saw the Gnocchi and told myself 'next time' as I had already laid my eyes upon the extravagant Tagliatelle that was before me. I was sold, I knew at that point what I wanted on the weekend. So I bought some and they were extremely accommodating to the point as i got fresh pasta just after i asked for it. I am very Happy and i already know as a HUGE fan of the Italian Cuisine, i will definitely be back, hopefully for my Anniversary, wink wink nudge nudge ;) Thanks to the Amazing welcome and Service in this wonderful Restaurant. CANNOT wait to have some Pasta on the weekend.
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  • Unpretentious and authentic - a breath of fresh air in the often too trendy Bree Street. Great food as it should be - everything from the bread & olive oil to the homemade gnocchi in a Sicilian rib sauce, topped with just the right amount parmesan. A definite must-visit if you enjoy a hearty plate of pasta.
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  • I had dinner at this true italic last week, the food ,wine and atmosphere is superb. A true hidden gem and the gnocchi is insane
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  • Enjoyed a lovely authentically Sicilian meal here last night. Having just returned from a trip to Sicily this delightful restaurant was perfect. Homemade fresh pasta with a wonderful tomato, anchovy, chilli , and caper sauce. Lots of flavour and really delicious. My friends had the ricotta gnocchi with a chilli and tomato sauce. The gnocchi was light and after sampling a bite I will return just for a portion of it. Dessert was a chocolate salami and gelato, perfect! Service is very good and the can do attitude makes for a wonderful evening. The chef patron is charming and his restaurant deservedly full.
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  • To my mind the critic's review is a bit harsh. Had lunch there today and had the most wonderful gnocchi ever. The menu and such is Italian, if you know what I mean. I always feel I'm being fleeced if the menu is absolutely perfect.
    But the owners were in attendance and clearly passionate about their place and the food. And it showed.
    I'll definitely be back!
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  • On a Tuesday night we were 4 of the only 6 people in the restaurant - which is a pity as it felt a bit lonely, while the neighbouring restaurant was bursting at the seams with table outside on the pavement. We did enjoy the food and friendly service. Delicious anti-pasta platter (loved the Italian sausage) and melt-in-the-mouth gnocci that will please connoisseurs. Do give it a try!
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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