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Ferdinando's Pizza

205 Lower Main Road, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
+27 84 771 0485
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“breadsticks” (5 reviews)
“ravioli” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (26 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
205 Lower Main Road, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While we usually order takeaways from this fabulous pizza & pasta gem in Obz, Cape Town, this time we had a sit-down meal with a friend and it was lovely. Although the waitress initially tried to seat us upstairs all by ourselves, we found a...More

Thank MatthewJHB
Reviewed 11 April 2018

I've said it before, but a return visit reminded me that this is Obs at its best, and I know everyone has their own view on subjects like pizza, but could these be the best in Cape Town? They certainly are using the right flour...More

1  Thank LewR
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Like to support people who give back to their community? This is the place to do so. They walk their talk and offer great food in the process. Quirky décor, eclectic music, delicious little homemade bread sticks and garlic butter to munch on while you...More

Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

What a charming interesting restaurant, lovely vibrant atmosphere with good service. Try the pizza with brinyals absolutely delicious, generous portions with the best base ever-you won't be disappointed!

Thank AlbieK5
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Whenever we’re in Cape Town we treat ourselves to a meal from Ferdinandos in Observatory. This quaint eatery offers the most amazing pizza and pasta and this time we enjoyed takeaways of fresh Ravioli with a burnt butter and sage sauce, fresh Gnocchi with a...More

Thank MatthewJHB
kikitoga, Owner at Ferdinando's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

thanks! what a nice review xxx

Reviewed 2 March 2018

After meeting the owner a few days before my visit, I decided to go to Ferdinando's for a pizza. I can be quite picky when it comes to the balance of ingredients on a pizza, and the best way to test the use of ingredients...More

Thank Daniël G
kikitoga, Owner at Ferdinando's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

thank u! ha ha a good tonno is always the best! yum!

Reviewed 17 February 2018

After 12 years in SA, I grew to loathe pizza : those skinny bases that taste of brown paper with absolutely no 'tear', overloaded with toppings and looking like a dog's dinner and ingredients fraudulently being described as 'Italian'. And then yesterday a friend told...More

Thank Josie S
kikitoga, Owner at Ferdinando's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

yay! what an awesome review! thank u for taking the time out to write up about us! xxx ps it was notasji! your waiter! she is excellent and so creative!

Reviewed 22 January 2018

The atmosphere of this little family-run restaurant is lovely - from the moment you enter to engaging with the owners,the waiters and even the cute lil puppy running around. The food was incredible and everything felt so personalised and homey.

Thank Carmen W
kikitoga, Owner at Ferdinando's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

wow thanks Carmen!

Reviewed 26 October 2017

Heading in the direct of Obs we called, never having been and a friendly voice said yes there was a table for two, and minutes later a warm welcome in this tiny jewel of a venue A seat at a table upstairs which was perfect,...More

Thank LewR
kikitoga, Owner at Ferdinando's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

:)))) thank u!

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Loved the funky atmosphere, splendid menu, friendly service, happy people. To be critical the pizza is a bit doughy with a thick crust, but altogether a delightful experience. Outside was a table with pasta for the poor being well patronized. Yay!More

Thank PeterSulli
kikitoga, Owner at Ferdinando's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

thanks for the cool compliments! yes every wednesday we host the Obs pasta kitchen where we feed a bowl of pasta to the homeless of the area! you can join us serving pasta from 6pm every wednesday or if you would like to help set...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Lower Main Road, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 84 771 0485
  • E-mail
Ferdinandos pizza is about love and you will love our pizza, fresh, fun and funky - Cape Towns best pizza - a place for celebration, fun and romance! a delicious menu with lots of vegetarian options and Italain classics :) Dinner is alive with wood fired pizza and aperitivi! Make new friends and be entertained by the charm of Observatory's hidden gem!
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