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Cafe Mario

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The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The favourite italian food eatery in Knysna, Caffe' Mario delivers consistently good dishes at good prices. Do not forget to book your tables well in advance!

Thank inner-beauty
Egham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place seemed busy and popular and so we booked a table. Sadly, we then endured the only poor dining experience during our time in South Africa. The service was slow and our drinks order was seemingly forgotten. My wife's pizza arrived on a cold plate and was barely lukewarm. My chicken in a lemon sauce with pasta was also... More 

Thank Andrew C
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Your waiters are arrogant!! We order coffee and receive no sugar. This place also has double standards for smokers... decide were its allowed and were not!!! We will not come here again. Thanks

Thank Megan M
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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223 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way back to Plett from anywhere West of Knysna we make a point of going to Marios We have never been dissapointed Today en route back from Ladismith we got there at 4pm Mario ' s was busy Thembi showed us to the only table available in the corner of the alcove left as you enter In no... More 

Thank graham e
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another delightful meal had at Marios - food excellent and service happy, smiling and humourous - real food made and served by really wonderful people .... Thank you once again Marios

Thank ormevse
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by a couple of times for lunch and could not fault a thing. Ideal location, varied menu and good service. Well worth a visit if you are in town

Thank John N
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an early dinner at Cafe Mario. Pizzas were excellent although the bruschetta was a bit on the pathetic side! Very small. It is just a cafe but was well priced for what it was.

Thank Scott R
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were passing through and hungry for a pizza. Although the restaurant was full, we were immediately given a table and them had the best pizza ever. No problem changing one of the ingrediants, help choosing the wine, always with a smile, what more could you wish for. AND, the gentleman who served us actually stopped by and thanked us... More 

Thank Hjoerdis S
Knysna, South Africa
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A italian restaurant run by italians! How refreshing. Excellent home made pastas and pizza. They also do takeaways, so you can park infront of the restaurant with you boat, and get your dinner. Very good and friendly service.

Thank MikeGoodChow
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tidy, friendly and fun to eat. The pizza's are very nice and if you take your childeren they can play with pizzadough. Thanks mario :)

Thank Dennis K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?