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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

Fabulous salad and pizza with two glasses of wine for a reasonable price. Clean plates all round with an excellent chef and good banter with the waiter. A great experience. Thank you.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023 via mobile

Excellent pizza, ordered pizza 2 nights in a row. Highly recommend it The margarita was our favorite with the Pappa our second favorite (chilli). Friendly service

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023 via mobile

Consistently a delight! Took the grandkids for great pizza as always. Gran loves to start with the Aperol. Such lovely waiters and we really enjoy sitting on the square, away from the traffic, but still get to people and car watch. Food is such a...treat every time See you all soon againMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 March 2023

We stopped in this quaint square in Franschhoek for a quick lunch! Big mistake! I wanted a Caprese salad (which apparently comes without tomatoes?) But they were ‘out of stock’! I then ordered a trio of bruschetta - three VERY thin slices of bread with...rubbery mozzarella and a mini tomato sliced in 4/a mini slice of ‘Parma ham’ and some other unidentifiable pepper arrangement! All for the princely dum of R155!! My husband had a salami/mushroom pizza which was a soggy inedible mess! Hats off to the 2 staff members who dealt with the situation incredibly well and saved the day! Manager was ‘out’! Needless to say, we shan’t return!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Bjorn G, Owner at Cartel-Italian-Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review your meal. We always take on board our Guests comments. In this instance we have to comment and say your meal was completlly offered for free. I, the owner, was at the Restuarant at the time and...More

Reviewed 21 December 2022 via mobile

What a vibey pizzeria! The weather was perfect, buzzing atmosphere. We all loved the Napolese style pizza and great wine choice. Will be back soon to celebrate summer at Cartel on the franschhoek square under the twinkling lights.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2022

Dined with friends and whilst some of the meals were good, my pizza was barely warm when served and when asked to heat it up it came back with the plate warmer but the pizza the same. They then agreed to remake another one which...they then added parmesan cheese to even though that pizza should not have had it! Decided not to risk trying for another attempt for them to get it right!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 22 October 2022 via mobile

While visiting Fransschhoek SA we were in the town of haute cuisine!! However, my Italian husband just wanted some good ole fresh homemade pasta!! The restaurant, fairly new, was a quick walk from hotel! What a surprise a fabulous meal we had!! The chicken salad...was one of the best ever! ( and I eat tons of salads)….. Great job and good luck to a great future Kathryn and Neil FalcoMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

Once again we had a wonderful dinner on our visit to Franschhoek This little gem serving traditional Italian Pizza’s lives up to its reputation as being one of the best in the Western Cape Menu limited but great Nice place to sit outdoors in the...plaza.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 September 2022

What an incredible pizza. Such a light fluffy crispy ciabata style base. Amazing ingredients. I take my hat off you the owners and chefs. Grazie mille!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022

The dough was just so soft and delicious, it felt like heaven in my mouth. My wife and I loved it! Definitely recommend! Trinity was a fantastic waiter, super nice, the manager was welcoming too. Amazing atmosphere. We will be back!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

We spent a weekend out of the City and visited Cartel Italian Pizza Restaurant on Franschhoek Square in Franschhoek. They were recommended by our Guesthouse management and wow, they certainly did deliver! Limited menu but a great little Restaurant with cosy atmosphere and where it...seems the locals seem to gather. They also have an off sales licence which cam in handy as we could buy some wine to take back to our accommodation. Thanks to all. We will certainly visit again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022

Why go to Naples for the best pizza when you can get just that in Franschhoek? We popped in for a quick lunch and had such a great experience that this is now our go-to place for pizza…will definitely be back, with friends and family,...again and again. Thank you to Benjamin and the team.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 July 2022 via mobile

Charming little restaurant, Delicious pizzas and pastas, real spritz and Perfect coffees! Like in Italy! And great staff! Thank you and All the Best for you!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 May 2022

I enjoyed a late lunch at this property so I basically had the place to myself. The food was so delicious! I enjoyed an excellent caprese salad followed by a pizza. The pizza was as good as any I've eaten in Italy. It was huge...so I took over half back to the staff at my hotel. The wait staff were very attentive. I enjoyed both an imported Prosecco as well as local wines with the meal. Pricing was excellent! I am so glad a local recommended Cartel Cafe to me!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 May 2022 via mobile

The absolute best Napolese style pizza in Franschoek ! Great if eaten in or as a takeaway We had such a fun night together with very friendly staff. Such a cosy atmosphere in a lovely dim lit ambiance. Not to be missed… can’t wait for...our next meal.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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