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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%
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“homemade pasta” (21 reviews)
“bolognese” (11 reviews)
“strozzapreti” (8 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
3b Barrack Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fabulous food and a lovely cosy atmosphere. Real Italian pasta dishes, simply prepared using only a couple of ingredients, but cooked to perfection. The wine & cocktail menu is excellent. Great service and friendly staff. I’ll be back for more.

2  Thank MichelleSCapeTownSA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cousins is a really nice Italian restaurant with excellent food, vine and service! Their specialty is Tagliatelle served in a Parmesan cheese wheel! We had a lovely dinner there. Reservation advisable

Thank Z9703LSjulias
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, small restaurant. Eccellente Food. It's so full every day that you need to book before.

Thank Daggi72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an unassuming restaurant but it has excellent food and good wine. Atmosphere is fun and inviting. Totally recommend

1  Thank EMcCdn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in last night for dinner and it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Food and service was amazing. I would fly back from the US for a meal here if I could! Highly recommend this place.

Thank Runnerny2244
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic meal here. Had lasagne and gnocchi. Friendly service. No complaints about the price either.

Thank FoodDemographic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful staff, food and wine. Had the signature cousins pasta, prepared table side in a pasta cheese wheel. Portions are large enough to split but tasty enough to eat it all. House red was a nice dry red wine. Highly recommend

Thank advcards
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious meal and a wonderful owner who helped us find the restaurant after the GPS got us driving round in circles

Thank Doron L
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The Cousins was recommended by a work colleague, especially since I mentioned swirling cooked pasta on a wheel of cheese. My wife and I both had to try the signature dish 'The Cousins', best pasta and sauce with mushroom I have ever tasted. We will...More

Thank Nigel150665
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Extremely good food. Very friendly owner and very kind staff. Very good set up and well arranged place with a very welcoming atmosphere. Good prices too.

1  Thank raniero2018
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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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