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Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a birthday dinner, and the atmosphere and food were absolutely amazing 😍 couldn’t recommend this place enough! Already looking forward to going back.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 22 February 2021

I visited The Cousins with my fiancé, and absolutely loved it. It’s a very authentic Italian restaurant with great service and lovely food with so much flavour. Would definitely recommend this. One of the best Italian spots in Cape Town!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 21 February 2021

Literally the best food and the best Italian pasta in CT! High quality at a reasonable price. The desserts are great too

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 18 December 2020 via mobile

Arrogant boss The boss shouted and screamed at a lovely young waiter right in front of 2 tables it was awful it was over nothing It’s such a shame as the good is great

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 17 December 2020 via mobile

Thank you for once again an excellent and special dining experience, most friendliest staff, risotto always my favourite, ravioli melts in your mouth, the tiramisu, oh my word... perfect balanced, ever so light, that was my star of the evening!!! And thank you also for...surprising us with a limoncello afterwards, agreed.. best Italian Restaurant in Cape Town, never to be missed!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 11 December 2020 via mobile

Definitely the best Italian restaurant in Cape Town. The food was truly delicious - I cannot fault it in any way! The service was great, the hostess was super welcoming and the space had a great vibe. Cannot wait to go back. Highly recommend The...Cousins pasta (their signature) and the Lamb Gnocchi.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 2 November 2020

Truly authentic italian food provided with an italian flair. Seafood pasta really fresh and delicious. We were convinced by our wonderful waiter to order desserts which did not disappoint. Will be back

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 17 March 2020

Visited The Cousins on a Monday night. It was busy and had some atmosphere. The waiter went through the menu and the specials board with enthusiasm. It made it hard to choose what to eat as every dish sounded great. My wife chose their signature...“Cousins” pasta dish and I had the Tagliata. The pasta was served with some theater, which was fun, and got top marks; very good. The steak was good too and served just as the Italian’s do and generous with the cheese. The table we sat at was close to two other tables and the experience was enhanced by the couples at the other tables having some banta with us. Good food, good atmosphere and both of us enjoyed the experience.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020

This is a true trattoria in every sense of the word. The cooking is traditional trattoria cooking, and I felt a time warp for Italy in the 60s. This is a good thing. The food was plentiful and scrumptious and very inexpensive. Thank goodness not...nouvelle cuisine. The service is excellent, the waiters and the host very gracious. They even make their own wine, which is quite tasty for what it is. I highly recommend this place for dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

Quaint but you leave with a huge impression. The owner is hands on. Food out of this world. Final food preparation is done at your table where they infuse your pasta on this huge flat dome cheese. So original! Lemoncello's ended the evening in true...Italian style. By far the best Italian restaurant I have eaten at. Price very reasonable. Lovely atmosphere.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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  • The Cousins Trattoria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4