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Shop 128 | Ground Level, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 5434
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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125 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant was crowded and the service somewhat slow. The food was tasty, well presented and good sized. It is unlikely you will walk away hungry. They have a good wine list. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

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Thank Susan N Bill S
durham
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointing meal ! Two pasta dishes which were tasteless however the fillet steak was the opposite. Very tasty , perfectly cooked and melt in the mouth. Seating area is totally cramped. Overall disappoint.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a very busy night but they managed to find a table outside for us. Service was good confiding how busy it was.mi had a lovely vegetarian pizza, but my husband said his fish pasta was a bit bland. Overall a good experience though.

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Thank Cocktail C
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this waterfront Italian restaurant twice. The first occasion my partner had steak and I had line caught fish. Both were cooked to perfection and we had an excellent waiter who was very courteous and attentive. The second occasion we had the restaurant's signature dish. This had to be seen to be believed. Whole young chicken served on its... More 

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Thank steamermike
York, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked past and just asked if we could have a drink and were given a table straight away, with prompt service. The good other customers were having looked really good and so we decided to eat too. Great pasta dishes which we really enjoyed.

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Thank MR5ECY
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37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall good food for someone who don't want to eat african or junk food. The prices are low comparing the other restaurants around (i don't mean the fast foods) but not low for Africa. Almost european standards. Be careful as the kitchen closes around 22.30 or 23.00, a bit early for westerners.

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Thank Alex K
Munich
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a very disappointing visit in a cramped place where the tramezzini is so dry it makes dust in your mouth. Nobody bothered to ask if we enjoyed our meal, nor was there an attempt to offer dessert to us. We had to ask for the check multiple times. will not return!

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Thank LU39
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a table without reservation early in the evening. The restaurant staff were polite and helpful in getting us to an inside table. Service was pretty quick and my wife's veal dish was very good. I ordered a pizza with chicken mayo included - it was dreadful. We have eaten many pizzas at home (UK) and in several countries.... More 

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Thank Kups
Robertsfors, Sweden
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143 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with a large outdoor Seating area. Great service and good size portions! We were happy with our stay!

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Thank Björn C
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While staying in Cape Town we tried this restaurant. Very good steak and very happy with the service. Was a little cramped but overall we all enjoyed. We would return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 128 | Ground Level, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 5434
Description
Where Cape Town meets the world and the world meets Cape Town! The mother city's most famous meeting point and people-watching spot. An authentic corner of Italy offering friendly, efficient service and delicious traditional Italian fare served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From beef carpaccio, chourico & peppadews in brandy with fresh basil, mussels in a creamy white wine sauce and Italian-style calamari to an array of meat and pasta dishes, fresh salads, huge stir-fries and mouthwatering gourmet panini sandwiches, including some popular vegetarian dishes. Also famous for their 16 Italian gelato ice cream flavors and genuine hospitality, to be found at the very heart of the bustling V&A Waterfront, South Africa's number one tourist destination and one of the most beautiful working harbor locations in the world. Enjoy an authentic Italian coffee and watch the world going by in a casual, relaxed atmosphere at this bustling Italian sidewalk café. Not to be missed...

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