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Cafe Mario

The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (120 reviews)
“tiramisu” (11 reviews)
“focaccia” (11 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 792 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and it was very good, fast service. I had a baquette and my husband had the pizza, both were very tasty

Thank MartinaD95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a great find- we ended up visiting twice! Would recommend the garlic bread- it's absolutely amazing!!

Thank Nataliecosette
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is nice, pretty good service but the food !!!?? was not the top of the notch! Pasta was just ordinary, and pizza mediocre. I would not go back there

Thank drjlo
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Situated at the Knysna Waterfront, fresh lagoon air with the aroma of Italian espresso, pizza and pasta! Good food. Moretti's Italian beer available and not an exorbitant price!!

Thank Dario C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I have to give tis restaurant 10 out 0f 10 Breakfast GREAT Coffee GREAT Service GREAT Atmosphere GREAT

Thank HanlieDurbanville
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Our group of old school mates were treated like royalty even as we became a little rowdy (for a bunch of old geezers) . Food Excellent , service top class , views from the restaurant very nice.

Thank Derick K
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

What a lovely find, we had brekky here both days while in knysna and found the food and service exceptional. A great selection to choose from and the chef was very accommodating to augmenting some of the dishes. Pro tip: chicken livers with an egg...More

Thank mark p
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Cosy restaurant situated in the Knysna waterfront with seating inside and outside . Delicious food , especially the pizza and pastas . Excellent value.Worth a visit when in Knysna

Thank Janinecowlin
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We went here during the day for very good coffee. Then returned later (a large group) for dinner. Food and ambience very satisfying...Italian international including a range of pasta and pizza. Wine list very acceptable.

Thank beyond5th
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Awesome Italian food. Nice place at Waterfront...lively place...great staff..we enjoyed each meal thoroughly

Thank Anurag66
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John P
18 January 2016|
Response from SmileySussex22 |
British bank cards can be used in most places in South Africa. I used mine last month in at least 6 places around Knysna....including .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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