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The Cousins

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” (22 reviews)
“bolognese” (11 reviews)
“strozzapreti” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
3b Barrack Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best Gorgonzola pasta ! Coming from France, I already try a lot of different pasta, and this one is definitely one of the best I taste ! Thank you !

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on several occasions. We have always been more than satisfied with the quality of food, level of service and the ambience . However, on our latest visit, we were a bit disappointed to see a notice saying basically: NO TAP...More

Thank rsheridan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have famtastic good pastas and all other dishes at least seems very tasty, We will try more of them further on. And very friendly and nice personal offering good service. Really recommended, but book table since it is full already at opening hour at...More

Thank Per S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed my meal here with a group of girlfriends. Home made pasta is delicious. I had The Cousins which was tagliolini with cream, mushrooms and thyme served in a Grand Padang cheese wheel. Gives it extra creamy-ness. Yum. Unfortunately, after swirling it about the cheese...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be fair to this remarkable restaurant, I will begin this review with the bad and end with the good. I had booked early, was given the 6.30pm slot. On the day received a telephone confirmation, to be told that we need to be out...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely lovely atmosphere, delicious food and great service. A Cape Town classic. Really worth a try. Could be better value for money but certainly no regrets.

Thank CFoxenGawler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the tuna carpaccio was great, the pasta special excellent and the recommended dessert was fabulous .we had a great meal and Andrea was very nice, service perfect. a lovely experience

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cousins is down a side street in the middle of Cape Town CBD. If you are looking for a luxurious restaurant don’t think of going there. If you are looking for superb food and service you can’t do much better. It is an Italian...More

Thank Ross S
Simone B, Owner at The Cousins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow Ross!! You've made us blush!! Thanks you so much!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have very good quality of the food and offer a wide variety of different dishes from Italy. Very nice and kind service especially from our Waiter from Italy Luca :-) We would come back and can recommend it.

Thank r0b198
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Book in advance to get a table, because it is always busy! The seafood risotto on the specials menu was fabulous! As was the cousins pasta. Try too, the Affogato. Service efficient and we love going here.

Thank Sue53_11
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
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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