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We were not expecting much but we were absolutely blown away with the hospitality from the owner and the staff, their warm welcome to families with small kids, the ambiance and especially from the food we revived !!! Amazing.. throughout... Please choose Mama Rita's if...you are in Gansbaai, you won't regret.
Thank you, we will return!More
Lovely hostess wonderfull chef the food is to die for the atmosphere atmosphere is fantastic this is a restaurant the everyone must visit when in Gansbaai sophisticated, family friendly and the food mmmmmmm
Date of visit: October 2020
Gansbaai, Owner at Mama Rita's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2020
Thankyou so much for taking the time to share your experience with the rest of the World.
We had two lovely meals here in one week- dinner and lunch. Super child friendly without the grossness you sometimes get with child friendly. Cute inside and a great outdoor seating area with kids’ play area. Informal- but wonderful service and really one of the...best steaks I have had in years. And the tiramisu!More
Date of visit: September 2020
Gansbaai, Owner at Mama Rita's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2020
Thankyou so much for sharing your experience at Mama Rita's. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Rita
We have enjoyed extremely friendly service at this charming Italian restaurant in the heart of Gansbaai. The menu is not extensive, but is comprehensive enough to cater for almost all tastes. The thin base pizzas are prepared in a wood-fired oven with a selection of...toppings available. The Italian desserts were unfortunately not up to scratch (the Tiramisu had not set properly), and they could be more generous with the meat toppings on the pizza, but Rita’s welcoming and friendly service more than makes up for this shortcoming.More
We were looking for italian food and found Rita🤩let me assure you, this place has real good italian food. The pasta is cooked 'al dente' the sauces are a dream. We ate like kings! And since we will be in Gansbaai til tomorrow, we will...be back at Ritas this evening. Staff was more then just friendly, we immediatly felt very welcome. And as i said, the food was delicious. Thanks Rita, for spoiling us with great service and wonderful food. Martin &ClaudiaMore
After reading the other reviews for this restaurant we structured a day in the country around having lunch here. We were not disappointed.
It is friendly, welcoming, and has a nice atmosphere typical of a cosy Italian restaurant.
I had the mussel starter which was...served with a sauce that must be one of the best I have enjoyed with that dish. The pizzas were excellent too
made with fresh, quality ingredients (there's nothing worse than catering ham/bacon). The cheese could have been better geared towards use on pizzas. It seems as thought they used standard supermarket Cheddar/Gouda which didn't endure for the length of the eating before becoming tough to deal with.
Generally, the food, value and service must make this the best place to eat in this small coastal town.More
From the warm greeting from Mama Rita herself to the service from her staff this restaurant knows the importance of customer service.
We visited twice in a week and we will back.
We selected starters to share along with a pizza and ate tapas style,...which was not a problem by Rita.
Both food and wine prices are very reasonable.
This is our new "special place"
Thank you Mama R',your daughter and the whole team.More