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Mama Roma

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 685 2051
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our regular spot serving good, always fresh pasta and seafood options. Kitchen personally run by The owner and from desk by his capable wife. One needs to book as this is a very popular eatery by both locals and foreigners. Highly recommend this restaurant in the heart of the southern suburbs

Thank 25capetown
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant after a recommendation from Jess from the Hames Cottages. The food and ambience was lovely, our waiter Jamie was fantastic. If in Cape Town again we will definitely visit it. Highly recommend, the prices were very reasonable. Thank you. Xxx

Thank Sienna-Restaura... P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always good Italian food. Good selection of dishes with daily specials. Set inside a small shopping mall, so no great views but Mama Roma has the enduring charm and ambience of a family owned and operated Italian restaurant.

Thank Joe W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Christina and Romano have been running Mamma Roma for at least 30 years, since they were in Stellenbosch. The food is always consistently good with never a bad meal over the years. I would recommend it any time.

Thank timefly
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great Italian food night out treat. Always busy, extensive Italian menu and never disappointing. Friendly service, I still am amazed by how the waitrons cope with the restaurant always being so full, yet the service is always fantastic. I had the mussels in white wine and garlic and my companion the Linguine Marinara, we were both very happy with our... More 

Thank Tony D
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was our third visit to this area and it wouldn't be the same without a visit to this restaurant. Booking is highly recommended as it gets busy. The food is first rate and the wine too!

Thank Colin S
Grayslake, Illinois
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

typical Italian menu but well executed. Getting hungry writing this review. The pasta and fish were excellent.

Thank Linda F
Wanaka, New Zealand
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Went here last night & felt so welcome from start to finish. It's like eating at an old friend home. The calamari was amazing & the steak was just mouth watering & tender. Our waitress was very knowledgeable & professional. Will definitely go back time after time!

Thank Silly_Saffa
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I love this restaurant and is definitely a very good, honest unpretentious Italian restaurant. Nicely run and great service

Thank TravellerRussell
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit after a long time. It was fully booked and quietly buzzing while we were there. Everything was under control and we were politely looked after by our waiter. Our meals, meat canneloni and grilled kingklip were done to perfection. This is the kind of restaurant you bring old friends to.

Thank Neville F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 685 2051

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