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Cafe Mario

The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (111 reviews)
“tiramisu” (11 reviews)
“tramezzini” (8 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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201 - 210 of 765 reviews

Reviewed 27 July 2016

If you love pasta then this is the place for you. Been there 10 times now and I have never been disapointed

Thank Johann397
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We were staying nearby and looking for somewhere decent for a bite to eat on a cold winter evening.A browse through Trip advisor offered this establishment...and we weren't sorry. Food is tasty, reasonably priced & well presented. Mainly Italian (pizza and pasta) with a few...More

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Cafe was quite lively and we occupied the second last free table when we walked in on our first evening in South Africa. The service was prompt and attentive and the Pizza (Vegetarian) was really a treat. with a Football match in progress on...More

Thank Pranav51
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Love this place, had some beers and my girlfriend had some wine whilst chatting about our half marathon race the day before ( we should have stayed for supper ! Our mistake !) it was a warm winters day and can imagine this place in...More

Thank DeanoVen
Reviewed 22 July 2016

A great selection of wine by the glass. I had the veal pizzaiola and they made delicious vegetables to replace the pasta side. Great attentive service. Gauteng (Kempton Park) lost a professional when Mario relocated here. He was there minding the front and hustling the...More

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Gennaro always delivers , the king of consistency. One of my all time favourite places to have a meal out. Mille grazie bello !

Thank DeanH008
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Staff were very accommodating as it was very busy when we arrived and we had to wait for a table. Food and service excellent.

Thank Elmos_mum314
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

So glad we made a booking here for our last night in Knysna - what a treat to end off our weekend! The ambience was cosy and comfortable, the staff were friendly and the pizza was delicious! Thanks to Barbie for the great service! The...More

Thank Carla C
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We couldn't get in for dinner the night before so we went for lunch and were not disappointed. Such friendly hosts and the food was really great. Highly recommend it.

Thank cathymP4326RO
Reviewed 7 July 2016

For a quick lunch or bite to eat, grab a cup of coffee and panini style sandwiches - they are delicious and very good value for money.

Thank Mart-Marie
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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