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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ventured out from our hotel resort, due to the food there not being that great, and have to recommend this Italian restaurant, as it was miles better than where we were staying. Lovely creamy pasta, amazing service from everyone there, including Simon who served...us. Nice to have plenty of fresh chilli and Parmesan provided to add as we wished. Would definitely recommend this as worth a visit - the food is fresh and great quality. There is parking outside the front. Would recommend the owners make the menu more easy to find online, as we nearly didn’t come as it was tricky to find….glad we didn’t miss out!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 15 April 2024 via mobile

Nice family restaurant for Italian food.the pizza was amazing..fully eaten..and the pasta was well cooked and delicious. Restaurant is owned by nice person who also cook and serve food . highly recommended. Fair prices

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. We arrived for dinner in the middle of load shedding (national power cut) and so the only light was that provided by the candles on each table. It made the restaurant feel very cosy. They have a great wood...fired pizza oven. Our pizzas were delicious and very reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023 via mobile

Great Italian on the Garden Route. We, a group of 6, spontaneously stumbled upon the Persello in the evening an hour before closing time and felt immediately welcome. Especially the staff, but also the interior design played a big role. The service was excellent: courteous,...polite, helpful, fun.... The food was also great: large portions, top taste. The penne arrabiata were perhaps a little too spicy for the European palate, but on request we were still brought free bread to eat up the remaining sauce. The dessert was also impeccable, absolutely on point. Positively I must still emphasize the beverage selection: In addition to the usual beers, local craft beers are also offered, absolutely great! All in all, for me culinary one of the best evenings in 3 weeks South Africa!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

Amazing staff, delicious pizza, in a quaint little town highly recommend. Great vibes and atmosphere. Load sharing was not an issue as it added to the ambiance. We were greeted with a smile and we left with one with full bellies.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

The default pizza and Italian cuisine option in Knysna. This (I think) second or even third generation pizzeria never fails to impress… good service …. quick and friendly…. fairly priced, well done! I have been visiting (different premises) for 30+ years, well done.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 February 2023 via mobile

Just down the road from where we were staying Lovely atmosphere. Staff friendly..waiter Simon was great. Foid good. Seafood pasta lacked taste but salad was good. Busy so obviously well thought of even on a Tuesday night.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023 via mobile

Lovely charred edge from the wood fired oven, just as it should be. Ambience great during load shedding (marketing speak for power cuts). Excellent value

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023 via mobile

Arrived at Knysna on a dull wet (and dark due to power cuts) evening. Found Persello’s Pizzeria, both my wife and myself had a pasta dish . I had the penne arrabiata and the tomato sauce was fantastic, with a great kick. My wife had...the spaghetti bolognaise which was very tasty, both were very generous portions. We ate by candlelight ( due to power cuts) which further enhanced our experience. Service very personable and very reasonable price.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2021

oh my goodness their food was over the moon and I cannot believe how great their Mexicana was. The pasta is a nice mix of mince and cheese and the appetizers are amazing. go check them out and you won't regret it

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 25 May 2021

Had supper with a friend, the lasagne was quite nice (great pasta!) but it was not exactly hot and our dessert - canoli - was still frozen?! A disappointing end to the meal!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 31 March 2021 via mobile

Visisted here on our honeymoon to Knysna. Good vibe and good food. Toppings were generous and the flavours were out of this world. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2021

We had a seafood pizza and malanzane lasagne. Both were excellent. Can't believe it's not busier on a Saturday evening. Food and service was great.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 24 December 2020

Worst Pizza and pasta ever. Yuck 🤮 Pizza was salty and the Pasta ingredients tasted boiled. Hate wasting food but had to throw the stuff away.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 9 October 2020

Excellent service, very friendly staff. Delicious food, we enjoyed the pasta and pizza. Wonderful atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2020
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gemmapersello, Marketing at Persello's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Thank you so much Kayleigh! We hope to see you again! x

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Persello's Pizzeria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4