The Woodlands Eatery

The Woodlands Eatery

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 22:00
Mon
12:00 - 22:00
Tue
12:00 - 22:00
Wed
12:00 - 22:00
Thu
12:00 - 22:00
Fri
12:00 - 22:00
Sat
12:00 - 22:00
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Does this restaurant serve Sicilian food?
About
Matteo & Mizio, born and grow up in Bologna & Firenze, in 2017 took over the restaurant and introduce their Italian heritage and traditions. Located in the heart of Gardens, right under the beautiful Table Mountain, they welcome you like family and they will make you feel you are in Italy with their passion for food & hospitality.
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Family style, Gift Cards Available
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles169 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Kurt R
Pittsburgh681 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
My wife had found this restaurant and we were looking to get out of the tourist area at the waterfront for dinner. We made a reservation on-line, then a short, and inexpensive Uber ride, took us to The Woodlands Eatery a few minutes away from the city center. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was welcoming. The menu offered a variety of dishes that we wanted to try, and we ended up ordering drinks, starters, and main dishes. We enjoyed everything we ordered and the portions were large enough that were were unable to finish our pastas. I would recommend The Woodlands Eatery to anyone looking for a nice Italian dinner in Cape Town.
Written 10 April 2022
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Robyn F
Hi Kurt, Thanks for choosing us for your night out, we are glad you had a good time and enjoyed our food!! Grazie mille Ciao
Written 20 April 2022
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Jacqueline K
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
The atmosphere is like sitting at your granny's kitchen at home. Sharing a meal and memories with a true authentic Italian vibe. The interior with the lamp shades and mirrors are so unique. The service from the owner to the waiters was of exceptional standard and the food was AMAZING. True Italian home made quality deliciousness, made with so much love and passion and real value for money. Thank you Mizio for making our last night in Cape Town so memorable and special. We look forward to our next with meal with you when we visit again..... Jacque & Jacqueline
Written 24 August 2021
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Passport57516547589
Ciao J & J, thanks so very much for the lovely words, we are so glad you felt the love in our little Italian restaurant and made you feel like in our granny's kitchen! We are so looking forward to have you back again. All the best
Written 4 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MrsWhackford
Cape Town3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 friends
I ordered through a delivery app. There was a mix up on the part of the delivery app driver and after waiting quite some time and having contacted the app support line, I called Woodlands to explain the situation and ask if the driver had picked up the pizza (which she'd forgotten at the restaurant only to arrive at my place empty handed). Woodlands explained that she had been back, that they'd made a fresh pizza and that she had left quite some time ago again. They then offered to make another fresh pizza and send it over with their own delivery to make sure I got what I ordered and they would sort it out with the app. Not 5 mins later the app driver arrived and I got my pizza and called Woodlands back to let them know. They were very gracious and very okeasant to deal with. Excellent service. And the pizza was delicious!
Written 26 September 2022
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Robyn F
Hi there, Thanks for the feedback and we are glad we managed to sort out the issue that Mr. D driver! Thanks for your support!! Ciao
Written 30 September 2022
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Nicol
Cape Town1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
I've been very disappointed last night when I arrived after making a booking and I could not be seated on the balcony, despite booking it an hour before and receiving an sms confirmation. I was even more disappointed with the waiters who could not be bothered to sort it out. Even the person who I booked with, and who said he is in charge in the absence of the owner was not interested. I've come to this restaurant for many years but will not do so again. There are enough other better alternatives in this neighbourhood.
Written 27 January 2022
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Robyn F
Hi Nicol, We are very sorry for your bad experience, deepest apology. We will improve our staff service. Thanks for the feedback. Ciao
Written 30 January 2022
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Dominic
Cape Town Central1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 friends
If you're looking for incredible flavour, insane value and a warm and welcoming atmosphere; look no further than The Woodlands Eatery. I first came to this place on a friend's recommendation in 2020 and it has been a pleasure to watch and experience this establishment go from strength to strength. The Arancini is to die for and ravioli defies belief. The only thing I need in my life from here is a good panna cotta and tiramisu to be introduced 😉 I've recently been joining regularly since I heard about the monthly food and wine pairings. What a great time! Keep up the great work 🖤
Written 22 August 2022
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Robyn F
Ciao!!! Thanks for such kind words about our restaurant and for being so supportive since 2020!!! Some items are seasonal, like tiramisu and pannacotta, but we are very happy that the menu is satisfying you!! Looking forward to see you again soon! Ciao
Written 24 August 2022
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Iain R
Dundee49 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Had some great reviews, so decided to give it a try. My wife has colieac disease, so emailed ahead to make sure they had dishes that were gluten free. Restaurant is very casual and basic. Needs a bit more lighting at the table so you can read the menu. After the waitress had several visits to the kitchen to check on the ingredients, my wife decided on the Mushroom and Tartuffo tagliatelle, as this was the only vegetarian and gluten free dish on the menu, apart from a pizza. My wife had hoped that the addition of the grated cheese that was served in a tiny dish would bring some flavour, but it was absolutely tasteless. Surely Parmesan should be served in an Italian restaurant and not a poor substitute. It was totally tasteless and bland. My lasagne was a lump of square pasta, with no ragu, and very little if any sauce. It did say it was oven baked, but that was probably in the morning in a large baking tray, then a square cut out, reheated and dumped into a cold soup bowl. This dish was removed from the bill. To end on on a slightly positive note, the house white wine was lovely, but no cooler to keep it chilled.
Written 6 March 2024
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Robyn Faraday
Ciao, Thanks for sharing your experience. We are very sorry our food didn’t succeeded your expectations, please accept our deepest apologies. We will look into it to improve. Thanks 🙏 Ciao
Written 13 March 2024
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Kyle Glover
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
Overall an Incredible experience. We eat out at least 1x per week and this was a long overdue visit to Woodlands Eatery. The service was fantastic: The server was seriously knowledgeable about the food they served and paid very close attention to our needs. We even decided to stay longer and drink more wine simply for this reason. And then the food was amazing, I have not eaten a pasta before that was the same quality. We will return in the next week without a doubt. Thank you Woodlands Eatery
Written 4 January 2023
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Robyn F
Ciao Kyle, Grazie mille for sharing your experience, we really appreciate your support! See you soon Ciao
Written 7 January 2023
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JackieD
Johannesburg1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 friends
We ordered pizzas to take away this weekend and were pleasantly surprised by just how good the food was. Ordering on WhatsApp was easy and effective, the service was friendly, and the restaurant has a great energy. We were just in town for a few days, but we will definitely be visiting again next time we are in town, but we will sit down and enjoy the ambience as well!
Written 27 November 2022
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Robyn F
Ciao Road Tripping Diacks, Thanks for your support, we are glad the pizza and the take away system worked well! Next time you are in town, please join us for sit down to fully experience our restaurant!! Ciao e grazie mille!
Written 28 November 2022
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StuBirch
Cape Town Central12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
Our 3rd visit to the monthly food and wine pairing. The menu changes each month and is paired with excellent wine from a different farm each time. The ambiance is fabulous, hosts are entertaining and the staff very attentive. Must be the best value food and wine pairing in Cape Town, and is offered all year round. We will keep going back to this wonderful venue. Grazie Matteo and Mizo !
Written 22 September 2022
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Robyn F
Hi Stu, It was our pleasure to have you back, thanks for your support! Looking forward to have you back for more! Ciao
Written 24 September 2022
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Simon F
York19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Very friendly welcome, attentive service, well cooked and prepared Italian trattoria food in a homely, rustic atmosphere. The prices are very fair and the atmosphere was happy and buzzing. There’s nothing at all pretentious about this place and we had a great evening where we were just allowed to enjoy the company of our friends and eat some delicious food. Being given small glasses of bubbly on the house was a really nice touch. Highly recommended for a casual evening of good Italian food.
Written 15 February 2024
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Robyn Faraday
Hi Simon, Thanks for sharing your dining experience with us & for choosing us for the S. Valentine celebration. We are glad you appreciated our little present (bubbly) for the celebration and mostly you enjoyed our traditional Italian restaurant, we try our best to show our roots & heritage. We hope to have you back for more!!! Ciao
Written 17 February 2024
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Lynne G
Somerset West125 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
The atmosphere was cold and uninviting. The Owner? Manager was not very friendly, looked a little bored and tired of this. The waiter was very sweet and tried to make it light and fun, but difficult, when the restaurant is just chairs and tables. No tablecloth, place mates, flowers, candles, serviettes ! just a bare table with chairs. Upstairs is not easy to get too, steep uneven stairs, and the toilet at the top is not very private and comfortable. Food was very very ordinary, considering the price charged. I will not be going there again. Pity as it was so nice at the last venue/
Written 11 September 2022
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Robyn F
Hi Lynne, Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that all around it wasn’t a good experience in our new venue. We will look into all your suggestion and improve. Ciao
Written 13 September 2022
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Kevin M
Cape Town5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 friends
Great food and ambiance with an engaging host providing a fun and enjoyable evening. The food was authentic Italian cuisine paired with suitable wines from Groote Post. The chicken lemone was delicious. It was a pleasure to meet the owner and host who was prepared to chat and discuss the menu, something that is absent in most restaurants these days. The service was attentive without being iverbearing. The staff were all friendly and courteous. A restaurant that I can highly recommended.
Written 19 August 2022
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Robyn F
Hi Kevin, It is only our pleasure to have you at our restaurant, thanks for taking the time and share your experience. We look forward to have back soon for more and more!! Grazie Ciao
Written 22 August 2022
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Navigator61100387267
Durban1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
Quint Italian Restaurant at Woodlands Eatery in Cape Town offers an exceptional dining experience. The best waiter provided attentive service, and the owner, who is a loving and engaging host, added a personal touch. The selection of starters was amazing, setting the stage for a night filled with delicious food and, of course, great wine.
Written 14 October 2023
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Robyn Faraday
Ciao!!! Grazie mille for sharing your experience at our Italian restaurant & pizzeria, we are so grateful for your support and very happy to hear all went well and we succeeded your expectations. We hope to see you soon for more! Ciao🇮🇹
Written 16 October 2023
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Arthur B
Ka'anapali277 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
There is no way by any stretch of imagination that this place deserves 5 dots (stars). Let's start with the decor, not only is there none but whatever is there is old and decrepit. The main dining room is one flight up, on uneven stairs. We were there a full hour before placing our order was possible, finally, via the attention of the lone waiter, albeit he had an assistant. One paper napkin per person. No bread served before the meal or during. The bruschetta was okay at best. The pizza was lame, with a limp crust. The lasagna was beautifully prepared, but contained little if any meat, in the sauce and was served in a barely warm soup bowl. We were pretty much done with our meal when the owner(?) or whoever it was, appeared out of nowhere, buzzed by the table at high speed uttering "bon appetite". Really?
Written 13 August 2023
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Robyn Faraday
Hi Arthur, Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the experience with us and we are sad to hear you didn't enjoy it. I would describe our décor as corky, our main floor is upstairs through a small stair case. Our staff is very attentive, apologies if we made you feel you waited so long to place your order. Unfortunately we don't serve bread unless people request it, we would have gladly brought it to you if request it. We also apology if our food wasn't of your liking, we always encourage our customers to bring to our attention, while at the restaurant, if they are not 100% happy with the experience; as buzzy owners, we are always here and we try our best to make sure everyone as a great experience with us. Grazie Ciao
Written 17 August 2023
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SimoneT
Cape Town5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
We did carbo load for the Cape Cycle Tour 2024. Easy to book, stunning warm decor, easy to find, beautiful view. Food (pasta in our case) was tasty, delicious, fresh and served quickly by friendly helpful staff.
Written 10 March 2024
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Robyn Faraday
Ciao!! Grazie mille for the kind words about our Italian restaurant and pizzeria, we are glad to hear the “warm up” for the cycle tour went well all around and you appreciated it!! We look forward to seeing you soon again!! Ciao
Written 13 March 2024
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