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Castella Amare Restaurant

47-5th Avenue, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa
+27 21 553 3892
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“calamari” (14 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
“rump steak” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, International
$$ - $$$
47-5th Avenue, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally we like to eat outside as we like the location but it was just too windy, however it was warm inside but it is uninteresting. We both had seafood - prawn platter & a calamari platter and both were excellent. The prawns were de-shelled...More

Thank Jeannieh22
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Had lunch here to try it out, we usually eat elsewhere. Somehow it just didn't work for us. Food was ok, service was ordinary, views were nice, but it's just a bit away from the heart of the town, and a bit more exposed to...More

Thank Proteus241
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Good food and great views. the prices are affordable and the service is good. Easy menu to understand

1  Thank PAMARU
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This restaurant could not be better located. Aside from the natural beauty, service is friendly, prompt and very accommodating to all, including kids and dogs. There is a Portuguese flavour running though the menu, but not exclusively. Prices are very reasonable and the wine list...More

1  Thank stevebenade
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was one of the best mouth-watering hake and chips I've had grace my taste buds in a long time. After my meal, I was knocked into a food coma. The waiter did an excellent job. This is definitely a spot I'll be frequenting. Creds...More

1  Thank monikesteffen
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

James you are a gem. This dog friendly restaurant deserve 5 stars. When the service starts with a bang... full restaurant inside and outside, and your drnks is served withing 7 minutes food served within 20 minutes from order WOW. The food was Excelent. Ham...More

1  Thank jaco v
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Tucked away at the end of the beach is this great little restaurant. Right on the beach with a beautiful view of the sea and the coast line north of Cape Town Castella Amare is hidden away from the usual tourist eateries. Service is good,...More

1  Thank dave_honour
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Please note that the restaurant does not accommodate bookings, this does not make sense to me as we live in Paarl and to drive through hoping to get a table is not ideal. But we were early and fortunately they were able to accommodate our...More

1  Thank Johann G
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is the most beautiful setting in Melkbosstrand. I was told immediately that nothing gets served before 10h00. I arrived at 10 min before 10. I decided to sit at their tables outside an wait the 10 min before they start serving.I was the only...More

Thank eugeneduplessis
Reviewed 11 April 2017

One would think that with the name that you'd be getting seafood with a special Italian style but this is not the case..they serve seafood and all the usual things that one would expect but was expecting something different. The spectacular thing is the location...More

1  Thank Carlo S
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22 September 2016|
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Response from Andries_Florrie_13 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely Melkbosstrand!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47-5th Avenue, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa (Formerly Die Kliphuis)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Melkbosstrand
  • Phone Number: +27 21 553 3892
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On the Beach...With outside seating and spectacular views, dog friendly (On a leash please), South African restaurant with a Portuguese flavour
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