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Mama Roma

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5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 685 2051
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Today
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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Tony D
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Thank Colin S
Grayslake, Illinois
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Linda F
Wanaka, New Zealand
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Silly_Saffa
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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

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Thank TravellerRussell
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank Neville F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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166 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Have dined here a number of times, and the food is always consistent and good. Staff are incredibly welcoming and friendly. Food is delicious and portions are very generous. A large, varied menu and a good wine list. Can recommend

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Thank LinnC1968
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had a great meal at Mama Roma last night! The food is well prepared and the menu extensive and interesting. The atmosphere is festive and the restaurant does not try to be anything it is not. They are focused on preparing good food and provide great service. Considering that the restaurant is in Cape Town, I found the wine... More 

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Thank JHOU2015
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing baby chicken and really good Italian cuisine make this restaurant always a pleasure to return to

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Thank AndyAAG
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We always go here as a family. Finish a few bottles of wine, have amazing t-bones and end off with grappa. Amazing family run restaurant with an incredible atmosphere.

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Thank Murray R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
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
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?