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Magica Roma

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8 Central Square, Pinelands 7405, South Africa
+27 21 531 1489
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Essentially trattoria food at top restaurant prices. I have never been sure what the buzz is about this place as all visits there have been distinctly average. The service is always good but the food lacks flavour and is often very average which does not match the pricing. There are many far better Italian spots in this beautiful city.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have always wanted to go to this restaurant, so when the opportunity arose I jumped at it. The clientele all seem to know each other. My food was cold and tasteless but the owner did offer to make me something else, which I declined. The other guests with me have all been there many times, so they were comfortable... More 

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Thank Ditjie
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of Cape Towns best kept secrets. I have been going here for years and just love this unassuming but superb eatery.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant many times over the last few years . It has got increasingly busy, particularly with locals ,so it is essential to book. The lady at the front desk can be a bit off hand if you turn up without a booking ... it is almost as if they don't have to make an effort as... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking in to this cozy warm and homely ambiance is always a pleasure. We have been coming here for over 20 years, every time we're in the Cape we make a point of visiting. Sadly tonight was a disappointing let down. The zuppa di Pesce which is a seafood soup was particularly dissatisfying as it was extremely salty, the seafood... More 

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Cape Town
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here many times and NEVER been disappointed. Authentic Italian with other items on the menu and always freshly and perfectly prepared. And served with a smile!

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Thank James D
Durban, South Africa
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159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hear that this place is an absolute favourite among the locals in Pinelands and surroundings so I was very open to trying this place out. It has a quaint homely feel and interesting decor with lots of vintage bottles of wine on display. The food was amazing and the service was awesome with incredibly attentive staff on hand constantly.... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We go here quite often for lunch and went again last Friday. It never disappoints. On the contrary, the food is glorious. The excel in many things, but their fresh seafood is delicious. Check what they have as catch of the day. It's always fresh and they cook with such flair and imagination. Last week we all had fresh dorado.... More 

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Magica Roma several times, and it has always been an enjoyable experience. Last week at lunch I was informed the linefish of the day was mussel cracker. I had assumed this was a red listed fish, and asked the waitress to check. She returned to say the fish was not red listed and that the restaurant would... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Best Italian resturant I have ever been to. A hangout place for the local Capetonians. I had the rib eye steak...excellent. Friends had the veal and raved about it. Excellent wine list. To end the perfect meal....indulge yourselve and have cream brulee or terramasu. Price slightly more than usual....but certainly worth every cent. Love it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Central Square, Pinelands 7405, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Pinelands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 531 1489

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?