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The Cousins

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3b Barrack Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 83 273 9604
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“homemade pasta” (21 reviews)
“bolognese” (11 reviews)
“strozzapreti” (8 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
18:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
3b Barrack Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Its a small trattoria in a central, but not trendy location. You need to book because this is a small restaurant but well patronised. If you are sick of the glitzy Cape Town Culinaria, then go here. We had a selection of bruschetta and mains...More

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good. Nice atmosphere. Sadly the Irish coffee (which is relatively easy to learn to make) looked like a latte. Despite this I would go back. I ate tagliatelli with lamb ragout which I can recommend.

Thank RoyAgr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were twice there in the last month, and both were amazing. their signature dish is excellent, the tagliolini with cream and mushrooms, and then served on the wheel of cheese - its perfect also really love the gnocchi with Gorgonzola cream. service is really...More

Thank bdelad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Wow. And wow again. If you haven't been, you need to make a booking and do your tastebuds a favour. We enjoyed the signature pasta dish called "The Cousins". I really don't want to give all the details because you really need to see...More

Thank Manjorama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a throwback when we were in Cape Town for the #cyclechallenge in March. This is a hidden gem that is family run. The @thecousinsrestaurant is an awesome Italian restaurant (that was introduced by my friend @adriaanlouwphotography )that make a simple pasta using a...More

Thank whatDimitrihas
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went on an Friday evening and had to go before 08:00 as it was fully booked afterwards, so it is advisable to make a reservation more than a day in advance. The atmosphere is cosy and intimate. The servers were friendly and attentive. I...More

Thank judykock
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This is juat what the travel doctor ordered. I needed comfort food and I couldn't have asked for better. We had the delicious mozzarella starter with tomato and prosciutto, then my husband had the special, tagliatelle with lamb ragout, I had the tagliatelle Bolognese with...More

Thank kimdavis4
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

delicious pasta and the atmosphere is great. I have been in italy many times and havent found such a good pasta. And the best is that is not to expensive, 140 rand( around 8 euros) for the dish. thanks

Thank Vagner K
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Restaurant a bit tucked away, as to be expected from a family run little gem in the big city. Decor gives a lovely continental feeling. Service was lightning speed. Didn't even have time to finish our first glass of wine when the food arrived. The...More

Thank Ewert B
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Great atmosphere. Well priced food and wonderful treatment from staff. If you didn't know about The Cousins, you would miss it. Its tucked away on a tiny street offering privacy. Its a great place to bring family and friends. A good laugh is always guaranteed....More

Thank itumelengramano
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3b Barrack Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 83 273 9604
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These cousins from Romagna, on the Adriatic coast of Italy, will delight you with the simple, authentic Italian food using only fresh and natural ingredients, just like Mama does!
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