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Cafe Mario

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The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice setting and when it became a little colder we were moved inside. Good menu and good food. Salmon and avocado starter was good we both had very good veal. Would we go back? Yes.

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Thank GEOFF P
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really awesome. Grennaro (Mario's dad) managed to squeeze us in at the very last minute after a really bad experience upstairs at O Pescador. His attention to every table made it feel like we were at his house for dinner. The staff were super knowledgeable and so friendly! The food here is so tasty, even if you just opt for... More 

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Thank JustinAsher
Benoni, South Africa
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very popular restaurant, you have to make a booking. The pizzas and paste are Excellent. Cafe Mario also cater for Gluten free pasta. Service are excellent and is family run. Worth a visit.

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Thank MaggieaMaritza
Dublin
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very popular. Reliable, tasty Italian eatery. Recommended by the local population. At peak times you have to reserve.

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Thank Lambay
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this restaurant and the fact that Mario looks after the locals as best he can. It's small and busy and the Italian menu delivers what it promises.

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Thank Ruth C
Cape Town, South Africa
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got pizza take aways, and it was delicious! We were tired from a day in the sun and was not in the mood to go out, so we got pizza! Nothing like being in your pj's, good view, glass of wine and a good pizza!

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Thank MarleseWallis
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy Italian restaurant on the Waterquays at Knysna. We had to wait to get a table at 8 pm as the cafe was packed. Super pizza and pleasant staff made this a very enjoyable visit.

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Thank Andy N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful ambiance and great menu.Great options for vegetarians.Portions are huge and the food is flavorful.Sunset view while enjoying a good meal doesn't get any better.Its the best restaurant in the area.

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Thank Gitesh7
Beaufort West, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a focaccia with salad before a great Fillet! The waiter Fabrizio was professional and made us laugth

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Thank renata4622017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best pizza ever. So crispy on the bottom, quality toppings, friendly informed staff, fabulous atmosphere. Book days in advance during busy periods. There's a lot of homes on the island that all know how good this place is.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7250

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