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Shop 128 | Ground Level, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 5434
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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been visiting San Marco regularly for many years. Returned after a long absence and was so disappointed by what we found. We used to love the restaurant for its cosy ambience and the hearty delicious Italian food. Their Alfredo pasta has always been one of my favourites. Previously, compared to other Waterfront restaurants their prices were very reasonable... More 

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Thank ejtpret
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I would highly recommend this restaurant that is situated right outside of the V&A Waterfront. The service was impeccable and the steak was perfectly prepared. Prices were inline with the standard of food and I wish I had time to visit it again.

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Thank 108erenayd
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went out for a nice meal and unfortunatly ended up in this poor excuse for an italian by the waterfront. Upon ordering the 'antipasti for two' as specified we were brought two of the dish. We advised the waiter of this who said there must have been a miscommunication and then were told we would have to pay for it... More 

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Thank Tilly T
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was good, food was excellent and the only comment is prices are for foreign tourists. Mussels are highly recommended

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Thank Pam D
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good. Seevice was a bit slow. Not all waiters have a good knowledge of the restuarant and menu, but the food made up for it.

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Thank yolandik
Perth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonable food, standard prices for this area, plastic seats gives it more of a lunch time feel rather than dinner. The food was very average as was the servce

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Thank Jackie B
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch on Saturday and the service was actually terrible! Foods was ok and location perfect! But has for the service I will not recommend this place!

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Thank Jean S
Peyia, Cyprus
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628 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with friends and the place looks always busy with very long queue's. So you think this place must be amazing. Sadly no. It was just ok but would I again wait a long time at this place for sure no. The service was very friendly and we where looked after very well. Wine was great food just OK.... More 

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Thank sigzag
Singapore
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354 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If the management doesn't put an effort to listen to customers and read the reviews here and do something about the diner, they might lose out. Great location but food and services declining so much.

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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Evening meal in a lovely location. Unfortunately service was very slow, our waiter very grumpy. Waited over half an hour for our starter, only from staring at the waiter across the restaurant did he finally remember to serve us. Quickly followed by our main courses, my husbands pizza was ok, very sweet tomato base but tasty enough dish. My pasta... More 

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Thank Sharon R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 19
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 128 | Ground Level, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 5434
Description
Where Cape Town meets the world and the world meets Cape Town! The mother city's most famous meeting point and people-watching spot. An authentic corner of Italy offering friendly, efficient service and delicious traditional Italian fare served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From beef carpaccio, chourico & peppadews in brandy with fresh basil, mussels in a creamy white wine sauce and Italian-style calamari to an array of meat and pasta dishes, fresh salads, huge stir-fries and mouthwatering gourmet panini sandwiches, including some popular vegetarian dishes. Also famous for their 16 Italian gelato ice cream flavors and genuine hospitality, to be found at the very heart of the bustling V&A Waterfront, South Africa's number one tourist destination and one of the most beautiful working harbor locations in the world. Enjoy an authentic Italian coffee and watch the world going by in a casual, relaxed atmosphere at this bustling Italian sidewalk café. Not to be missed...

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