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“Great expectations”
Review of Mama Roma

Mama Roma
Ranked #3 of 23 Restaurants in Newlands
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The title of the review may belie that the expectations were not met.

Don't get me wrong the service was exceptional and our waitress made our evening. Her laugh was quite infectious!

The menu was to be expected of an Italian restaurant. The wine list to was short but more than sufficient.

The real disappointment was the pasta.
The gnocchi trio was tasty but the blue cheeses sauce was missing that pungent blue cheese. It was essentially a white sauce with a faint hint of blue cheese. The pesto sauce on this dish was the winner.

Both the calamari pasta and the prawn and porcini linguini despite smelling wonderful lacked taste.

The lasagna was the best of the four dishes.

Perhaps we missed out by not having a veal dish or one of the steaks.

Like I mentioned-a bit disappointing given the glowing reviews.

Thank Mphubo
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

It was a cold winter's night and the restaurant was warm and welcoming. The decor is very old fashioned. Service is good and the food was tasty traditional style Italian cooking. Not bad for a midweek outing.

Thank Carinne T
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

My wife gave me a surprise birthday lunch with 5 friends at Mama Romas Dean street. I did not know about the venue till about 11.00am whilst I was at golf.

What a great birthday. There is also safe covered parking in the complex!!. The lunch started at 2 and finshed late. The food was outstanding as was the sevice from our waitress and the Manageress. A great experience well worth a visit if you have not been there before!!!!!!

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Thank Graeme L
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Been frequenting Mama Roma in Dean Street Arcade Newlands Cape Town for some 20 years ....Christine and Romano are the owners and prepare the food and front of house ...friendly warm welcome ...consistently good and especially the "ala leon steak" which is not on the menu ...ask the waiter ...try it...you will not be disappointed!

Thank leonmq
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

the Italian couple that have been the owners forever are still their serving and working in the kitchen to provide excellent food each night. they are an absolute delight. Every time I have visited there they are a full house. One has to book to make sure you can get a reservation. A very varied Italian menu.

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Thank TAURUSPLACE
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