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The Cousins

3b Barrack Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 83 273 9604
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“homemade pasta” (21 reviews)
“bolognese” (11 reviews)
“strozzapreti” (8 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
3b Barrack Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We fancied Italian cuisine and it was a Saturday and we were fortunate to get an early reservation, the good news was they were booked up from 19h00 onwards so it must be good. It was better than good, it was excellent. We had the...More

Thank Alan/Denise J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant as we had guests visiting us from the USA who stayed in the Taj and its just around the corner from there. The table we got was at the window and the atmosphere was great. The service was quick and...More

Thank elsiemariam
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Incredible atmosphere. Food had an exquisite flavour. Definitely recommend the pasta to anyone in the mood for some good carbs :)

Thank VenancioJ8
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant as we were craving pasta. On arrival we were happy to get a table as we dint book a table and it appeared busy. We were hungry so we ordered a starter and wine very quickly. Wine come and we ordered...More

Thank Abra A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit to this awesome little place in Cape Town but tonight was by the best. Andrea, the host, explained all the different pasta dishes that are made on site - the explanation by a genuine Italian with all the hand gestures...More

Thank Manjorama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for our dinner and it was a great decision. Had a very good homemade lamb pasta there. The waiters are very friendly and the wine was fine. It´s not that cheap, but you really get some good italian stuff there.

Thank traveltoexist
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Went with family and enjoyed a wonderful evening with great food. Waiter very friendly and attentive. Loved the way he put the pasta into the “big” cheese and swirled it around whilst we watched. Very tasty food, good presentation. The citrus custard beignets is a...More

Thank saint444
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Brilliant experience, they really know their pasta, great with the kids, good service, sensible price. Simple food, but so tasty, and great quality. The best Italian we found in Cape Town.

Thank LiamandSuzanne
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Very passionate place. Pasta was the freshest I've ever had. Highly recommended. Prices are not bad, a must go when in the cbd area

Thank PavolS73
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Had a truly amazing experience at this restaurant. Don't be influenced by the small size of the retaurant. Firstly the service was truly warm and welcoming. Every waiter was very polite and gave us a smiles, and provided us with help on our menu choices....More

Thank Nessivoy
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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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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