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Mama Roma

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5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 685 2051
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (13 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its like going into a dining hall in an old age home. BUT my food was delicious. Wow the decor has seen better days. Service was friendly and polite. Good salad and all good as its close to home.

Thank alison r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popular restaurant and efficient service, but an uninspiring menu. I had a passable Caprese Salad to start and a mediocre penne with Italian sausage in Arrabiata sauce. The sausage was a very poor imitation of the Italian sausage I had in Umbria 2 months ago...More

Thank PFP424
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many visitors will soon be visiting our lovely city and looking for a good Restuarant to go to. Well Mama Roma is one you should try. It has been excellent for many years due to the owners being hands on. The staff have been trained...More

Thank Louise25539
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Very quaint and lovely restaurant near the vineyard hotel in Johannesburg. The service was excellent as was the food. We had the minestrone soup, melanzane al Parmesan, caprese salad, as well as a verity of pasta dishes. The trio gnocchi was fabulous. For dessert we...More

Thank albert m
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Reasonable food, served in a rather small and basic bistro type setting, or outside on the shopping centre tiles if you didn't book early enough. Service frantic and rushed, as it seemed only 2 wait staff were around to serve a packed restaurant. Prices above...More

Thank PatBar2
Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you enjoy Italian food, then Mama Roma is the place for you. The service is good. The selection of meals is good. The wine list is good. Only down side is that it's in a shopping centre and if you want a nice table...More

Thank Roger V
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times and have never had anything but excellent meals and what great service

Thank Der456ek
Reviewed 13 August 2017

If you love authentic Italian food, this is one of the few Italian food restaurants in Cape town,Family owned and operated, well managed and we loved the experience and would love to go back again. indulge your selves in this fine Italian restaurant

Thank nmudarres
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The title of the review may belie that the expectations were not met. Don't get me wrong the service was exceptional and our waitress made our evening. Her laugh was quite infectious! The menu was to be expected of an Italian restaurant. The wine list...More

Thank Mphubo
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

It was a cold winter's night and the restaurant was warm and welcoming. The decor is very old fashioned. Service is good and the food was tasty traditional style Italian cooking. Not bad for a midweek outing.

Thank Carinne T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 685 2051
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