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San Marco

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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%
Travellers talk about
“penne” (13 reviews)
“steak” (33 reviews)
“tiramisu” (9 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00 Hours
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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1 - 10 of 526 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Our evening meal here got off to a good start - the starter of grilled haloumi was wonderful. Unfortunately things went down hill after that. My Husband's main course arrived before we had finished the starter & the waiter (a young lad) apologised, but just...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited San Marco again with the boys while at the Waterfront. Having eaten there many times We were not disappointed. It was relatively quiet for a Saturday night and as a result service was exceptionally quick....we had our food on the table within 10 minutes...More

Thank aubergine_man
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our 4 day stay in Cape Town, this was the ONLY restaurant that failed to please. My 16 year old daughter was craving Italian, so we tried it. Sadly, the pasta tasted like it came straight out of a jar or can, was simply...More

Thank LadyA20142014
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Had veal fillets consistency of an old boot covered in a sauce looked wallpaper paste tasted worse told the waiter could have been talking to the man in the moon Advise avoid like the plague our last meal after three very enjoyable weeks in San...More

Thank tomemery
DominicCon, Manager at San Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Good morning, may i take this opportunity to thank you for your review and apologize for your sub standard experience at San Marco. I can assure you that this is not the norm and we strive for excellence in all that we do. Should you...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This venue seems attractive due to the nice view, but guests soon will get disappointed. Some dishes sold out, lasagne bad quality, noodles still hard, all dishes without any taste and the waiters only slightly interested in their job. Avoid this restaurant, in Cape Town...More

Thank CapeTown-Fan-Germany
DominicCon, Manager at San Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Good morning, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I can assure that we strive to give all of our customers a fantastic and memorable experience. We would love the opportunity to host you and your family so we can show you...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a very nice dinner with my wife and daughter. Delicious sirloin steak with pepper corn sauce and excellent fries. Good place for people watching after an afternoon of shopping.

Thank Joachim P
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Nice busy atmosphere, bistro feel, and wow what amazing food - certainly the best lasagne i have had in a restaurant. Attentive staff - happy to recommend this restaurant

Thank Jonathan E
DominicCon, Manager at San Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for your Review Always Welcome

Reviewed 21 March 2018

What can I say, I had the creamy pasta (Penne Filleto) with the thinly sliced fillet steak and mushrooms (I opted for linguine instead of penne) and I've never quite tasted anything as good. A true signature dish that packed flavour and was moreish! I...More

Thank Seanvdv
DominicCon, Manager at San Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you for your Review Always Welcome

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Among the bustle of restaurants at the Victoria and Alfred wharf this one is tucked away in a corner but if Italian is what you’re thinking this is the best of the waterfront spots. I had the veal scallopine and it was fantastic. We shared...More

Thank Paul M
DominicCon, Manager at San Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you for your Review Always Welcome

Reviewed 17 March 2018

We enjoyed a lovely fillet steak here. The atmosphere was great with the street entertainers near by, which was lovely to watch. The service was very good and the quality of the food was very good with attentive staff. Blankets were available should you feel...More

Thank Nigel F
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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