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Cafe Mario

The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (125 reviews)
“tiramisu” (11 reviews)
“focaccia” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Small place at the Waterfront. Nothing special, but if you aim for a pizza you will do just fine here.

Thank kjeld g
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Mario's has a fantastic atmosphere, warm, cozy, delicious aromas, everything you want in a waterside Italian bistro. I could eat there every day. The pizzas are fabulous as is everything which I've tried on their menu. Don't miss it!

Thank samsmom2016
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had excellent service from Cafe Mario.The waiter was friendly and went the extra mile for food for my toddler. I loved my wheat free pasta and they do gluten free pizza bases too. Their pizzas are very good too as is their ice coffee

Thank lovingnature2015
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This resterant is always good value and has a good vibe about it. The food is always tasty and the service good. It is run by the father ( Mario) and his son. Small well run operation always a pleasure to visit.

Thank LokiYoki2
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We found this fine place on a saturday night and we were lucky to get a table without reservation :-) We had Pizza, Pasta, wine and enjoyed the evening very much, although the pasta was better than the pizza. Nice staff, great place in knysna.

Thank Andreas K
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We are well seasoned travellers, but this place was possibly the best Italian ever! Kept it simple with bruschetta pizza and spaghetti, but the flavour was unbelievable. Most people were locals which shows why this is a great venue and a must for any visit...More

Thank Josef T
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had dinner in Mario. We ordered for 1 pizza and 1 garlic bread. The food was good. Garlic bread was also served as a pizza. Service was good.

Thank SureshKoo
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Friendly staff and lovely food. It looked fully booked but they were very accommodating and used two tables together for us

Thank Claire J
Reviewed 13 September 2016

After a long day travel we were very tired of going out and eating dinner. so i went to waterfront to take something in takeaway. after browing in one or two place i found this place menu little attractive. we ordered chicken pizza and chicken...More

Thank Shabbir117
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Food, Service and Atmosphere Triangle is a hard one to pull off, and Cafe Mario does just that. The one time out of maybe 100's of times, my pizza got swapped out mistakenly with someone elses. The owner went out of his way, gave...More

Thank Sedgefielder
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John P
18 January 2016|
Response from SmileySussex22 |
British bank cards can be used in most places in South Africa. I used mine last month in at least 6 places around Knysna....including .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7250
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