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Mama Roma Restaurant

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5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 685 2051
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Th Chicken Piri Piri, Prego Rolls and Veal are all winners. Booking is advised as this restaurant is busy, Our guests always come away converts. WE eat here regularly

Thank HaroldKimmel
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taken here by friends who LOVE this family run restaurant - the moment he walks in they place a plate of oysters in front of him without him even asking !! Great food ,wine, atmosphere and introduction to Cape Town . A must for anyone !!

Thank Sarah L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Mama Roma is a long standing Capetonian favourite and the full house testified to its continuing popularity. We have eaten there on several previous occasions and have yet to have a special meal. Tonight was no exception, a veal tonnato that completely obscured the taste of the meat, a fish that was neither fresh or well served, and a too... More 

Thank Christopher D
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Back in Cape Town and yet another visit to Mama Roma; 2 x in December 2016 . We (2 of us) had booked; we had an ideal table. No East Coast Soles; I ordered Sirloin steak carved in sections and chips, plus salad. The other a special prawn dish. No chips, but salad Both were declared excellent. The service, for... More 

Thank peter r
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Best food I have had in Cape Town, family run restaurant, the staff and service are impeccable, absolutely in it with there heart!! The sound that comes out of the kitchen is passion!!! and the food is out of this world!!!!! Highly recommended!!! If in Cape Town find you way to Mamma Roma....

Thank gluis99
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent service from waiters. Good list of wines at reasonable prices. Food flavour for the yummy feeling. Waiters know the menu and can guide customers with food selection.

Thank Herman R
Cape Town
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Been here before and food and service was good one again. Our fish looked like hake but chef assures it was kingklip (maybe the tail piece has smaller sections compared to regular kingklip that is quite flaky)

Thank Allan K
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had a large group of 18; the service was really good. The restaurant was accommodating in that the arranged a set starter............and the guests had a choice of 3 main and two desserts. The food was hot and plenty of veggie platters and chips and rice. The food was excellent. I have eaten at this restaurant a few times... More 

Thank Shirley L
Durbanville, South Africa
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

A classical Italian family run ristorante that consistently delivers a high standard of food and service because of family involvement.I just love the way screams and shouts from the father ring out from the kitchen!! The veal is always a winner and the Strawberry Meringue dessert is to die for darling! Highly recommended if you are in CT but remember... More 

Thank Dennyboy567
Hermanus, South Africa
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Fabulous lively and great food. Need to book, but well worth it. Great food, and very friendly staff. Have eaten there three times in the last month and it seems to get better. Anything from pasta, fish, great steaks.

Thank Dakasupa50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?