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Corner R44 & Main Road | Waterstone Village, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
+27 21 850 0616
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an excellent waiter, Gift Jamal, who made sure we were well looked after. Average Italian restaurant with good enough pizzas.

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Magnificent food get spoiled by exorbitant prices and waiting for your food for so long that it may be a good idea to order something from a take-away place close-by during the waiting period .

Thank Thom N
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another fabulous experience at Giovanni's last night - first time my hubby and son experienced this incredible restaurant and their review " World Class" - best Lasagne ever and a traditional carbonara that really hit the spot - also excellent pizzas and incredible risotto - well worth it

Thank Sharon H
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always visit this restaurant after we do our shopping in the deli. We sit and enjoy the amazing pizza and excellent service . Salads are very fresh indeed. Moderate prices and always full of people. Well done.

Thank gelo9267
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and fantastic Italian food. Simply the best. The pastas are just right and flavored are on the button. The simplicity is striking.

Thank hhunink
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent menu with friendly service. The liver was fantastic and a good choice of wines. I returned 3 times!!

Thank 581Robroy
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been back a few times, everytime a different dish. I had the Polla - mini chicken! Awesome dish with veggies etc. MY plate was clean. Others at our table had the Veal - great choice, and some had choices of the pizza selection. Food is great, atmosphere is great, service a tad slow but they keep you informed as... More 

Thank WillemlR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and good food - lasagna and lamb shank were exceptional- good choice of wines - highly recommended!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little Italian restaurant and well priced! Good wine selection and they make my favorite pizza 🍕 anchovies,olives,salami & garlic

Thank piet339
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the best pizza and pasta in the somerset area - waiter service can be on the slow side but on averagel good got to work on their booking schedule though as we did book and our booking was lost and person on the phone could not understand us (we normal South Africans LOL) frustratingly had to repeat ourselves spelling... More 

Thank TulipGypsy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 13
Italian, Pizza, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner R44 & Main Road | Waterstone Village, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 850 0616
No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.

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