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San Marco

Shop 128 | Ground Level, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 5434
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Shop 128 | Ground Level, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was craving pizza... stumbled across San Marco. Greeted well, lovely staff, thought it was a little odd that they didn't have more traditional flavours of pizza but ok give it a go. When pizza arrived it had processed cheddar cheese - the base was...More

Thank L4876CNandyg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pizza I had here was good and the atmosphere was lovely. It was quite busy the night we sat there and the space between tables are a bit too close. People have too squeeze through or some times you have to get up if...More

Thank FranscoisO
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I had lunch here on my visit and what stood out most was the great service from the servers.. esp the very attentive and pleasant young man from Zimbabwe.. really nice young man. He served the meals efficiently and with care. However the food was...More

Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I am absolutely speechless at the poor quality of their Breakfast. We went there for breakfast this morning and we ordered Breakfast Wrap - The eggs were runny and not even cooked properly Scrambled egg with Avo - my eggs were dry on the outside...More

1  Thank Getaway822143
DominicCon, Manager at San Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Hi Suzanna, Firstly may I take this opportunity to apologize for your negative experience at San Marco and thank you for highlighting the issues that you experienced. I can assure you that it is not the norm. At San Marco we strive for service excellence...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Arrived at San Marco just before the lunch rush. The seating was comfortable and location is very beautiful. Our kingklip arrived within 10 minutes which really helps when trying to get an energetic toddler to sit at a table patiently. Our portions were much bigger...More

Thank ruxana2018
DominicCon, Manager at San Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for your review Always welcome

Reviewed 25 September 2018

We really enjoyed our dining experience here, Fantastic place to take your loved one on a date. Good food, good service and a fair enough price range.

Thank GregTitaliano
DominicCon, Manager at San Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for your Review Always Welcome

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Located in the touristy area - V&A Waterfront. A bit more expensive than it should have been, We wanted some Italian food so went here. Wine was great, food was good and the waitress was fabulous. Very attentive, knowledgable and catering to what we wanted,...More

Thank LandDBOS
DominicCon, Manager at San Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for your Review Always Welcome

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We had eaten all day so we were looking for a light bite. Fiston was our waiter and did a great job despite some other tables really hassling him! I had a really meaty pizza and my wife had two starters as mains. All the...More

Thank Soton_SM
DominicCon, Manager at San Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for your Review Always Welcome

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here. Reasonable food quality, but not blown away, particularly in Cape Town where the standard of restaurant is so high. Quick service, so was good for lunch in between tours.

Thank KenHy
Reviewed 19 September 2018

After being on the road for 3 weeks we were craving some pasta as a change of pace. The service was good and the portions was large and flavoursome. The Sole came out as two whole fish which was far more than I expected. Really...More

Thank An_Em25
DominicCon, Manager at San Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for your Review Always Welcome

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 128 | Ground Level, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 5434
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Description
Where Cape Town meets the world and the world meets Cape Town! The mother city's most famous meeting point and people-watching spot. An authentic corner of Italy offering friendly, efficient service and delicious traditional Italian fare served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From beef carpaccio, chourico & peppadews in brandy with fresh basil, mussels in a creamy white wine sauce and Italian-style calamari to an array of meat and pasta dishes, fresh salads, huge stir-fries and mouthwatering gourmet panini sandwiches, including some popular vegetarian dishes. Also famous for their 16 Italian gelato ice cream flavors and genuine hospitality, to be found at the very heart of the bustling V&A Waterfront, South Africa's number one tourist destination and one of the most beautiful working harbor locations in the world. Enjoy an authentic Italian coffee and watch the world going by in a casual, relaxed atmosphere at this bustling Italian sidewalk café. Not to be missed...
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