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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“vegan pizza” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
205 Lower Main Road, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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

Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is my favourite pizza place in Cape Town - delicious pizzas (especially the bases) and a cozy, funky restaurant! I celebrated my birthday with 20 friends and was given the upstairs private room which was really great. All the staff put a lot of...More

Thank Frances D
kikitoga, Owner at Ferdinando's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank-you for the wonderful review! <3

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Decided to make a change and rather than always go to the other pizza place. The vibe is amazing the waiters and owners are quirky. And every one are on such a great vibe. Don't mind waiting for the pizza as while you inside you...More

Thank RudolphMW
kikitoga, Owner at Ferdinando's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

:) thank-you! mmm so nice to read nice things about our pizza!

Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is small, colorful, funky place, popular with the college set in the Observatory part of town. Clearly, we were the oldest diners in the room. Friendly staff, eclectic environment. I had the gluten-free, vegan pizza and it was the best GF pizza crust I've...More

Thank jennyclover
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Really funky pizza place frequented by college aged youth. We had the vegan pizza which was really quite good. The salad had a lively dressing. There was enough in one pizza and salad for the two of us with two slices left over for the...More

Thank Anmleyez
Reviewed 5 April 2017

My first night in Cape Town I was introduced to Ferndinando's Pizza (yes, it's in the Lonely Planet favorites as well) and I had a great time. LOvely cocktails, great wine, and a fantastic choice of pizza's! Difficult to choose because they were all so...More

Thank Eline B
kikitoga, Owner at Ferdinando's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

thank-you for your lovely review! I'm happy you enjoyed the love story! it's true! :)

Reviewed 4 April 2017

By far the best service, food and atmosphere in Observatory...possibly the best pizza in Cape Town! Central to backpackers and other bars in Observatory, it really is an great place to go with friends, family, or if you want to have a date :) I...More

Thank DFContemporary
kikitoga, Owner at Ferdinando's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

The story of Ferdinando’s almost eclipses the quality of the food they service. A cute Capetonian girl met a handsome, hairy Latin lover and they got a dog called Ferdinando. The place is all about exceptional pizza, some of which come with a cream base...More

1  Thank MatthewJHB
kikitoga, Owner at Ferdinando's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

hiiii hiiiii hiiiiii thank-you for the wonderful review! :) i like the end bit about ferdinando especially ;) we love all furry nice friends!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$12 - US$25
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, Highchairs Available, 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
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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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