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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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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Addictive meals

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
StLeoni
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Durban, South Africa
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Durban, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Milan, Italy
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682 reviews 682 reviews
501 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

we keep coming back. the cold meat platter is outstanding and so was the tuna. bravo !!! we will keep coming back with pleasure notably on mondays and tuedays when the noise is not overwhelming

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Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

I love Marco Paulo, try to always start with a gin and tonic (not a huge fan of craft beer but there selection is amazing)then on to Dinner, wine list is so intresting and I love that there are wines which are different. I Love the lunch menu, and always order some thing different. Although for dinner I almost always... More 

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My husband and I love going to Marco Paulo. After taking me there for the first time I made him take me there for almost every Friday night for about 6 months. Their Mozambique deboned chicken and chicken livers are by far the best I have ever tasted. I can highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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148 reviews 148 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There is little to beat having the restauranteur sharing his thoughts for what would make a great dinner, and that has happened here on the two occasions that I have had dinner at Marco Paulo. The wait staff are very pleasant and well trained (except for some minor service points, such as the need to bring a fresh glass to... More 

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South Africa
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144 reviews 144 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Marco Paulo has always been on my list of restaurants to visit and of course review! So last night we had the opportunity to dine there.This is a vibrant restaurant,a bit too noisy for a romantic evening but has great service,delicious food and bookings are essential.The place was packed. The bar next door was pumping and the waiters were quick... 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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