Cafe Mario

Cafe Mario

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Hours
Sun
8:00 - 22:00
Mon
8:00 - 22:00
Tue
8:00 - 22:00
Wed
8:00 - 22:00
Thu
8:00 - 22:00
Fri
8:00 - 22:00
Sat
8:00 - 22:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
R 18.00 – R 18.00
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant serve Romana food?
PRICE RANGE
R 18.00 – R 18.00
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,425 reviews
Excellent
704
Very good
488
Average
157
Poor
42
Terrible
34
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Lauren
Cape Town7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
What an awesome little gem of a restaurant. Sitting along side the canal with the sun setting behind my husband.. what a view! We started off with starter portion of mussels and carpaccio, and then decided to then try out the Parma bruschetta ( which had the MOST wonderful tomatoes on it ) and caprese salad which had a generous portion of Mozzarella! Yes before mains we had quite a lot to eat! We then ordered the Seafood pasta and a Regina pizza ( best pizza I have eaten in a while ). We handed over two well cleaned plates and finished the evening off with two Dom pedros! We left super happy and satisfied, our waitress Fundi was great and provided us with more than great service but a lot of laughs!
Written 3 February 2020
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harrowman55
London247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
We stopped for a pizza and there was a large variety to choose from...even for vegetarians. This is a very popular place and the staff were friendly and efficient. The large number of customers meant that we could not get access to WiFi...this last bit was disappointing.
Written 22 January 2020
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christol2015
Durbanville125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
We have been visiting Cafe Mario for at least 15 years, always on our family holiday. We have been pleasantly surprised by the homey new location. Although the previous location had the water, boats etc, it's always a concern with little children. The new location, just a block away from the Waterfront feels like coming home for dinner. Pappa greets you at the door and the family serves up amazing food. We especially enjoyed "common sense" covid rules, in a time where most people are paranoid about following "the rules" We had outside seating (for 10 + 2 dogs) and EVERY one felt at home, even the dogs with water supplied. The new atmosphere, the same excellent food and hospitality makes Cafe Mario a MUST visit!
Written 25 March 2021
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Robandjazzy1
15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
Pizzerias are decent the pasta is over sauced cafeteria Italian. Management that refuses to wear masks both times we visited in and outside the restaurant greeting you or coming to your table. Like dude why bother sanitize my hands if you don’t give a crap. Making your employees where them says a lot about you. I asked waitress she merely rolled her eyes and said never. I’ll get better Italian and not get sick elsewhere thank you.
Written 18 April 2021
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Jennifer L
South Africa698 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
We enjoyed a really delicious dinner at Mario's on a chilly Sunday night, with the most friendly, excellent service (thank you, Zoey), and wish we could go back regularly (though we live a bit far away). We shared traditional bruschetta (love all the punchy garlic!) and a green salad to start, followed by linguini Putanesca for my husband, and penne with chicken, cream sauce, green pepper, mushroom and peppadew for me (OMG)...We loved it all, and since I had to save room for dessert I took some pasta home and enjoyed it for lunch the next day (still excellent). The Tiramisu dessert we shared was creamy and decadent, and also delicious. Thank you, and we will definitely be back next time we're in Knysna. Fantastic Italian food, with the friendliest service ever! :)
Written 20 July 2021
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Lyn D
Oxford19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We ordered Lasagne which was absolutely delicious. The waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and very helpful. He was especially good with tourists! We sat at the back of the Cafe, in front of the Coffee Bar - which was quite noisy - but we soon forgot it as we tucked into our delicious meal! We will definitely go back to Cafe Mario
Written 25 February 2020
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Peter I
North Yorkshire454 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Went in for a light snack and a drink. The first waitress was very unfriendly and barely spoke and later we had a second waitress who was little better. The carpaccio that we had was quite pleasant but nothing special. Unfortunately, we will always remember this place for the attitude of the staff.
Written 20 February 2020
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adturner2016
Chester97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
On a rainy night we were made most welcome at Marino’s. A full house on a Saturday night made the atmosphere really cosy. The staff are friendly and have a good sense of humour too. As for the food it’s wholesome and fresh. There’s a broad selection of pastas, pizzas and salads backed up by good wines. An honest solid restaurant well situated in the quays.
Written 18 January 2020
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charleskilner808@gmail.com
Cape Town84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 friends
Cafe Mario never fails to come up with the goods. Always happy to accommodate, service with an Italian accent .......obviously encouraged by management Great pizzas, pasta ....home made and very tasty, ossa buca delicious, veal ..tender BUT Why no fish .....,you do it so well Thanks Mario and daughter for another wonderful evening
Written 11 March 2021
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t0shiba
55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
When we were at the Waterfront in Knysna, we managed to get a good table and all staff were very welcoming. Within 1/2hr - all available space was busy with happy customers. Had a lovely italian meal and observed that it was so popular that customers were willing to wait or return to enjoy a meal.
Written 31 March 2020
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Paul F
Cape Town95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
We happened upon this establishment via Google, and weren’t disappointed. Clearly a house converted into a business (COVID influenced?), and we visited on a beautiful sunny day, which was useful as we could then sit outside. The menu is comprehensive, covering the Italian standards of pizza, tramezzinis anti pasti and pasta. We decided on a pizza and tramezziini and were happy with the quality and volume of food offered. The waitrons were attentive and communicated well. A good choice if Italian food is your passion. One slight downside is that there was one unisex toilet. Parking was plentiful.
Written 25 September 2020
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bielies
Pretoria82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 solo
When in Knysna you should seriously pay Cafe Mario a visit. Situated just behind the Waterfront in a side street (check Google Maps) Authentic Italian fare with the amazing Napolitano owner, Gennaro. Down to earth, non-pretentious, wholesome food. The portions are big and the menu is vast. I would suggest booking in advance as the place was packed on my visit (a Saturday evening) I cannot recommend this place strongly enough. Just go!!!!
Written 8 October 2022
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Kate C
Queenstown1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 friends
A wonderful upper class family restaurant. The cooking is done with so much heart and the waiters are fun and great personality. Genuine Itallian Food. Amazing Flavor!!! Hope to be back soon!
Written 7 October 2021
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kmcconnell
243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
This is a busy lively restaurant with plenty of outside seating the food was delicious. The mussels in cream was delicious I had the salmon avocado salad and my husband had a pizza which was ultra thin and big! Both very enjoyable. Highly recommend.
Written 11 February 2023
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MikeC7806
Somerset West56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
This is the second time that we have dined at Mario’s, but this was the first time for lunch, and at their new location. My wife and guests enjoyed their pizzas, but my Fettuccine Alfredo was too al dente for my liking, and had a strange taste. I’ll have to try a few of the other dishes on the menu when we are next in Knysna.
Written 7 July 2021
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