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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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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
STILL A GREAT ITALIAN FAVOURITE

Nothing has changed over the years.The crew is the same and the good food and service is the same. The restaurant was full to the brim but service was excellent and food even better. Its essential to book

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Bredenoord
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Eastern Cape, South Africa
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English first
Eastern Cape, South Africa
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nothing has changed over the years.The crew is the same and the good food and service is the same. The restaurant was full to the brim but service was excellent and food even better. Its essential to book

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were here last month on a relatively busy evening, I had the pepperoni pizza and my friend had ravioli, the food was really quite nice but unfortunately the evening had a bit of a downer due to our waitress being quite offish/cold. She didn't seem too interested in serving us. Would try it again but with a different service... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I love to cook, so for me to eat out is quite a big decision and a treat (or a least it should be). I had heard about Magica Roma from my partner and one of her niece's boyfriends who lives in Pinelands who consider themselves foodies, so I decided to "treat" (sic) myself. I was greeted at the door... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I was totally disgusted and offended to be interrogated in an abrupt tone by the chef standing outside the door having a smoke "do you have a reservation?" ( as if to say right of admission reserved). My reply "we would like a takeaway" Afterwhich he returns his outstretched hand to his side. I went inside to complain but the... More 

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Cape Town
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

When I worked in the area for 25 years M Roma was my regular, lunchtime, evening on occasion, take-aways at Budget time etc. I hadn't been there in 6 years since I retired. a funeral brought us into the area and we booked in advance. I wanted to revisit my favourite dishes but everything good, meat, fish, pasta and pizza.... More 

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Grabouw, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I've been eating at Magica Roma for almost 25 years and have always enjoyed the casual, warm atmosphere, good, simple food and the personal attention of the owners. Sadly, something seems to have gotten lost along the way. We were a party of 8 and not one of us had what could be described as even a "good" meal. The... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have eaten here many times before, and have never rated it very highly, but we have always gone back because of its location and available parking. On Saturday evening 11 July we had the worst meal ever at the restaurant and decided afterwards never again! The service was smiley and fairly prompt, except for the repeated requests for olive... More 

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capetown
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have been eating at this restaurant for close to 27 years now and i can safely that that the food and service has been consistently good over an extended period of time. No other restaurant in Cape Town comes anywhere close to Magica's track record.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place is popular with the locals and you need to book a table by Wednesday latest to ensure a table for the weekend. The restaurant is cosy enough and the patronage was upmarket. The front section could get chilly when the front door opens frequently in winter. Ambiance was very much proper itlalian. The welcome was warm and owners/managers... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?