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Magica Roma

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8 Central Square Shopping Centre, Pinelands 7405, South Africa
021 5311489
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delightful dinner

The ambience warmth and professionalism were excellent. Clearly a superior establishment no wonder well advanced booking is essential. The quality of food was in line with the rating. A great experience will be back, as I have, again

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Barry W
,
Randburg
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Randburg
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The ambience warmth and professionalism were excellent. Clearly a superior establishment no wonder well advanced booking is essential. The quality of food was in line with the rating. A great experience will be back, as I have, again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My family has been eating at this restaurant for some thirty years now. The food and service was and is of high quality and the prices have always been mid range. The staff are polite, but more importantly, know what to recommend on the day. I can only recommend this venue, for staff, family and couples alike.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

One of Cape Town's best kept secrets....why travel to Italy when you can enjoy the ultimate home cooked Italian meal right here on our doorstep? From Osso Bucco to the best ever Prima Vera Dela Casa linguini...as good as the best restaurant in Roma! A very cosy homely atmosphere...scrumptious food that tantalises your tastebuds...with attentive service. Legendary owners Ezio and... More 

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Cape Town
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Th Magica Roma has maintained its standard since our first visit in 1982. The pasta dishes are consistant and the Alfredo is just magnificent. This is the 'home from home' restaurant you celebrate your family events. The restaurant is closed during the Christmas break and Sundays.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My group of four was running slightly late for our 7pm dinner booking, so we called ahead to let the restaurant know we would be 15-20 minutes behind schedule. Only to be promptly informed that was fine, as long as we left by 8:30pm. This, unfortunately, set the tone for what could have been a superb evening. The restaurant itself... More 

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Cape Town
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119 reviews 119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I've been to Magica Romania three times and on each occasion the food was really good. The restaurant has the feel of a genuine trattoria because of the old decor. On my last visit the service was less than pleasant. Our waitress seemed completely preoccupied and as though she didn't want to be there. Overall the food and ambience make... More 

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Doha
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19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We arrived at 7pm but found they were fully booked. But the receptionist was really offhand and when we asked if there were other restaurants in the area, (our accents show we are from out-of-town) she said "we have a policy of not recommending I other restaurants". We won't go back - there are lots of places with good food... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The best Pizza outside of Rome Old Charm and rustic, well run just like a typical Italian organised chaos

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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We arrived on time and had to wait for 30 minutes before we were seated. One of the owners stood at the counter swearing about the table that hadn't left and that our table was big and would keep them late. Once seated we were really pushed in terms of the speed of service. It felt like they wanted us... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband and I just love Magica Roma. I am Italian by descent so I really enjoy Italian food. The menu is small which ensures fresh produce. The waitrons are friendly and helpful.The place is clean and well ventilated and its absolute pleasure to dine there

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Central Square Shopping Centre, Pinelands 7405, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Pinelands
  • Phone Number: 021 5311489

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?