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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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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Italian magic

The food was delicious and the service excellent. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere. Reasonable prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
198gerdad
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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English first
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious and the service excellent. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere. Reasonable prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Best italian restaurant in Cape Town! Authentic and absolutely delicious food - I find it always a bit warm so dress lightly

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Cape Town
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was my 3rd or 4th visit to this restaurant, and definitely my last. Clearly, the restaurant has a loyal and local following, and their needs are seen to be paramount. We had crap seating (I was freezing), the service was really quite poor (our waitron just disappeared for 20 minutes); the food was OK, but nothing to really write... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

After all the great reviews we were looking forward to a great pasta. The food was fine, but certainly did not live up to the write ups. I wouldn't got out of my way to eat there again. Services was friendly and prompt though.

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Astonishingly excellent food and equally excellent service year after year after year. This restaurant has a large local following hence it is essential to book but well worth it.

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Randburg
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Additional Information about Magica Roma

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

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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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