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“Lovely place and good italian food”
Review of The Cousins

The Cousins
Ranked #63 of 1 207 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: These cousins from Romagna, on the Adriatic coast of Italy, will delight you with the simple, authentic Italian food using only fresh and natural ingredients, just like Mama does!
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great evening at this tiny place. The food (gnocchi bolognese & gnocchi gorgonzola) was very delicious - and the Limoncello as well ;-) We recommend the desert to share with chocolate sauce (we forgot the name).

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Cape Town. We arrived a bit late but staff ensured we were looked after all the time. The signature pasta dish is an absolute must try! Awesome food, great atmosphere. Worth noting that kitchen close at 10pm.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

It was very good food in a fancy atmosphere. I can recommend it if you like italian Food in Cape Town.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Intimate atmosphere with authentic italian food.
Had the carbonara which was better than the one I had in rome.

4 stars because for some reason they decided to charge extra for parmesan on the pasta. Just make the price all inclusive. Service was a bit slow and forgetful

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Simone B, Owner at The Cousins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Hi

Thanks for this review and for the 4 stars.

Sorry for the slow service we always try to serve a table within 20 minute but sometimes the restaurant can be very busy and can take a bit longer. For the parmisan cheese it's extremely expensive in South Africa that's why we can't offer Parmisan cheese on the table as used to happen in italy. But the carbonara come out from the kitchen with already the right amount of parmisan cheese on top. Of course if you would like more you need to pay extra.

But we like all review there is a nice way for us for keep controlled the restaurant

Ciao


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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here last night. The waiters kept forgetting if they served us or nota an we’re very unorganized. Pasta was so so not authentic by any stretch of the imagination. Won’t be back far better places in Cape Town.

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Simone B, Owner at The Cousins, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

HI Andrew. Thanks for the review!!

We do pasta every single morning in the way that our GrandMa taught us.. You can call it authentic or not but for sure is from our heritage.

We hope you'll give us another opportunity.

Ciao

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