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Marco Paulo World Food Bistro

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2 Golf Course Drive | Mount Edgecombe, Durban, South Africa
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 39
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great as always

Consistently great, service food ambience everything. I had been told repeatedly that the burger is world class, so I finally broke down and went for the burger over a few delicious looking steak options. I was not disappointed! (and the risotto ball starters were brilliant!)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
wking21
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Johannesburg
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Johannesburg
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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Consistently great, service food ambience everything. I had been told repeatedly that the burger is world class, so I finally broke down and went for the burger over a few delicious looking steak options. I was not disappointed! (and the risotto ball starters were brilliant!)

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

In reality only 15 minutes from Umhlanga it was way out in the country and another of the relatively undiscovered gems of Durban. It is casual and laid back but the staff are friendly and helpful, the daily menu interesting and the a la carte mouth watering. The L M prawns were incredible. Done to perfection and a generous portion.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I have eaten at Marco Paulo more times over the last few years than the rest of the restaurants in Durban combined. You won't find a better place in Natal that ticks all of the boxes. It has amazing food, wonderful service and a lively atmosphere. Patrons are always welcomed with smiles and open arms, the staff are extremely attentive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had a great dinner celebrating with my hubby to be! We both took a special that was on for the evening and we were not disappointed. Super fresh ingredients and we even bought a pizza to take home for breakfast.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten at this venue several times previously, & always enjoyed the venue & food. The only reason we have not eaten there more often is that we usually have a fair amount of alcohol with our food, & the restaurant was a fair distance from our home, necessitating the use of Buddys! I booked the table, & received... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We are regular visitors to this restaurant. You'll enjoy casual drinks at their little bar next door and we've found every meal there delicious even though I'm always seduced by the stuffed chicken on risotto. Delicious. It's pretty noisy in here so smaller groups work better

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

KZN friends of ours introduced us to the restaurant and we had an amazing time. They know the owners feel and we ate like kings! we sample many of the dishes that night and one that stood out was the langoustine pasta - delicious! The atmosphere was very vivey. Lots of chatting, social and happy vibe. service was excellent and... More 

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durban kwazulu natal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is our favourite restaurant in Durban with consistently good food and friendly efficient service.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Always a great time had here. Food is excellent, service is good and the overall atmosphere is warm and inviting. Definitely check it out if you're in the area.

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Durban, South Africa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is my review that appeared in The Mercury on January 30 IT’S not often you get that wow factor – where the first bite puts an instant smile on your face. I am dining with Anne Stevens and starters arrive – hers three jumbo prawns cooked in a creamy peri-peri sauce. Mine a humble lamb risotto. Anne insists I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Golf Course Drive | Mount Edgecombe, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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