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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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Woodford, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ordered a lasagne with fries and a chicken with fries. The fries were smothered in salt - why would they not allow customers to put salt on to their own liking. The chicken was the size of a pigeon and overcooked. They excelled themselves with the lasagne as it was the most disgusting piece of stodge I have ever... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked forward to a nice pasta and pizza with a glass of wine at the Waterfront. While the pasta was good, the pizza was terrible and not crispy and not at all what you expect from an Italian restaurant. The service was good though but as many restaurants at the Waterfront, they turn tables quickly so it's just eat... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little restaurant for lunch or coffee or people watching. Bring a jacket if it is cold as most of this restaurant is outside. Good choice of pizzas and the like.

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Thank Jerry K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was tasty and presentation was good, looked as good as it tasted. A lovely meal to start off 2017, the only concern is that R310 for 2 breakfasts and a coffee and a juice is a little high. You can get amazing breakfasts in Cape Town for a better price, our waiter was friendly and attentive. Will try... More 

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Thank Coincut
Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

San Marco restaurant is at V&A waterfront, right outside wharf mall. The pizzas and pastas taste very good and the prices are reasonable. It offers very nice views of the waterfront and is an excellent place for a relaxing afternoon.

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Thank vinay k
West Midlands
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After wondering around V&A Waterfront deciding were to eat, we found this beautiful Italian. Not sure why people are moaning about the service, I thought it was fantastic from start to finish. The first time we came here we were sat next to a family of 12 who had young kids so we asked if we could move to somewhere... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let's start from the misspelled menu! There are many dishes misspelled, there are no Italians working in this restaurant to me it authentic at all. Seafood pizza was drenched in a think sauce. Veal was terrible. The worst was salmon penne, with more pesto and pine nuts than pasta itself. It is the worse food I have ever had! These... More 

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Thank Beautifulnapoli
Sandton, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was worse than cat food. Service no existent. I had to go looking for a waiter, even to pay I had to chase them. My hungry child wouldn't even eat his food, and he's really not fussy

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Thank WarrenBonheim
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't think I will be back. The glasses the waiter brought for water smelt of alcohol . Please wash the glasses correctly and do not just recycle. The food was bland but edible.

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Thank Jonny6001
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service and food....ordered straws because the glasses were smelling,the waitress said they didnt have straws,my mother went inside the store and they had for a reason.....slow service took them like 50 minutes to bring a pizza and 2 pastas to our table!!Strictly Not recomended

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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