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Magica Roma

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8 Central Square Shopping Centre, Pinelands 7405, South Africa
021 5311489
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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Food so good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Khanya M
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Cape Town
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150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cape Town
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

best anti pasta and best truffle pasta in Cape Town - excellent service and management - -Enzio-Marco-Franco- the secret behind the success of Magica Roma for many years!

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Cape Town
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Enjoyed a stunning meal with foodies from Dubai and Dar es Salaam! Everyone very impressed with flavours and texture. Service impeccable - informed, attentive & discreet. Could not fault or suggest any improvements. Consistently great!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A fellow guest at our hotel(Mount Nelson) who was on his 10th week of a 3 month holiday was waxing lyrical about this restaurant which he had been patronising for the last 15 years. My wife and I accompanied him and his wife one evening. We normally avoid 'Italian' restaurants outside of Italy but this was different; food beautifully prepared... More 

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Cape Town
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a local favourite and is always busy. It can be noisy as the tables are close together...we prefer to sit in the room that is furthest away from Reception. Food is well prepared and service usually good but last night was a fiasco....we arrived at 19.15 p.m. and received our main courses at 20.45...to wait an hour and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Lovely to eat in this family run Resturant, it's well run and the food is real comfort food. Always busy so you must book a table. Well worth the visit if you're in for a good solid meal. Definitely recommend.

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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?