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San Marco

Shop 128 | Ground Level, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 5434
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (15 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
“fillet steak” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 128 | Ground Level, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After the Cape Town Marathon, we decided to have a few drinks and something to eat at San Marco. Always a good venue for vibey atmosphere, as you within hearing distance of the Amphitheatre and viewing other buskers. Meals are good and quite a good...More

Thank Joharney
Reviewed 4 days ago

He got pasta, I got a steak with peppercorn sauce. It was very, very good. They had the outdoor heaters going (which were a pretty cool design) and the ambiance was nice, food yummy. Lots of restaurants all around (and we tried several) but we...More

Thank ACBrown153
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of outside seating, a little too close together for my taste...but good service and pretty decent food...stick with the pizzas and pastas to really get a good deal...drinks menu expansive...all in all a place to eat a quick and satisfying meal, family oriented too...

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had baby kingclip but were not enthusiastic about it, probably because it was on the greasy side. However we liked the french fies and salad. The seating outside with overhead heaters was quite comfy.

Thank raobert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I very much like spending at least an afternoon on the Waterfront whenever i ho to Cape Town i never went to that place though its right on the lower level of Victoria Wharf shopping center view on the harbour very good food (if you...More

Thank Michel W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined alone on a Saturday evening and what a pleasant experience it was. The delicious food, great service and chilled vibe was just perfect! The calamari for entree was fresh and tasty. Steak for Main was perfectly cooked to my liking!! Highly recommend.

Thank TenzoM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Italian food with some extra local alternatives on the menu. Tasty and reasonably priced but does tend to get very busy so not the place for a quiet romantic meal.

Thank mattjohnston23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having brought an overseas friend and her daughter here, I was hoping for a wonderful experience to showcase the best the Waterfront has to offer. Well, what a mistake. R600 for three small main portions and three non alcoholic drinks. Surly waitress. Rather go to...More

Thank africanswan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the few places where we were disappointed. The food was OK when it got to us but what made the whole experience unpleasant was the bad (slow, inattentive and at times rude or at best inconsiderate) service. Plus, the food arrived...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a romantic dinner in this restaurant after a long day with the children. We were looking for a place with a romantic view or atmosphere and we chose San Marco V&A Waterfront. The weather was cold that night so they...More

Thank F H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
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
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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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