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The Cousins

3b Barrack Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 83 273 9604
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bolognese” (10 reviews)
“strozzapreti” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3b Barrack Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

True Italian restaurant. Owner was there, always makes a difference Small place so make reservations fresh pasta ,although could have been hotter Tried other italian restaurants ,thought this was the best

Thank H L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We visited The Cousins restaurant with friends who had been before. The menu is quite small and you need to love pasta to eat here. I had the special pasta which was swirled around in the parmesan wheel and while it was tasty and an...More

Thank Maggy1408
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant with the owners personally involved in preparation and service. The pastas were fantastic. We were 4 people and each chose a different pasta but asked the owner if we all could share each of the pastas so that we could experience the variety....More

Thank Riaan W
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

In an unlikely place in the East city. Take an Über to their frontdoor. Lovely atmosphere, great winelist. Staff professional and friendly. Must haves are the assorted meats and Buratta to share - delicious. Steak was cooked to perfection and the famous "The Cousins" pasta...More

Thank CoolRamblings
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We had what was undoubtably the best Italian pasta meal of our lives last night! Excellent food with well trained and attentive (without being intrusive) service made for a wonderful evening! Just sublime and we will definitely be back! What a find!!

Thank zannigirli
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Although this restaurant is in possibly the worst spot , do not be deterred . It's quirky yet cost interior was packed and vibey. We sat in an odd corner at the window but it was charming . We had the Taglietelle Carbonara, Strozzapreti Bolognese...More

Thank Amber D
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Cold winter night....and you arrive in the warm heart of Italy. Looks like there ! A real Trattoria. Food was excellent. Went to taste the Parmesan wheel and it was delicious. Pasta al dente. Delicious. Owner Andrea was nice and sincere creating a nice "family"...More

Thank CTandyou
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Because we were traveling with our kids (teens), some of the more adventurous Cape Town dining wasn't really an option for us. The concierge recommended Cousins and we were so glad. The pasta was superb. The atmosphere casual and yet charming. My husband is a...More

Thank EH179
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A group of seven of us went to celebration Father's Day at The Cousins - what a treat! The ambience is great, the service was fabulous and the food absolutely delicious. The three cousins that started this restaurant are on to a winner - I...More

Thank Carolyn N
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at The Cousins last week. Both our meals were authentic and delicious. The atmosphere in the restaurant is cosy and a true Italian experience!

Thank Michele H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3b Barrack Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 83 273 9604
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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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