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dean street arcade | dean street, newlands, Cape Town Central, South Africa
021-685-2051
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Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Its been in the Dean Street Arcade for many many years
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English first
Cape Town
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

For many years, Mamma Roma at Dean Street Arcade has been purveying more than well presented and palatable Italian food; it offers a touch of continental sophistication and a classy ambience that make it the ideal choice for lunching or dining with friends, colleagues, or a significant other. Upstairs is an even more attractive option if patrons wish to indulge... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Back again! Beautiful oysters to start and then we had an XL sole and a Kingklip. Calamari for the kids... wow, these guys get the best fish in CT and they prepare & present it beautifully. Service was awesome too. Proper owner managed Italian restaurant where they really do care. We are now regulars. Romano and family, thank you for... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Met with a enormous menu you are thrown for what exactly they stand for. Went with the asparagus starter and gnocchi napolatana with a Greek salad for mains. You would think, being an Italian restaurant, their napolatana sauce wouldn't taste like canned tomatoe. The best thing about the meal was the abundant salad. If I could give them any direction-... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

food quality and presentation superb, taste excellent, great value and wonderful unpretentious service- you feel at home-family run and anything you want if they have it is possible .they always go the extra mile

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Cape Town
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We last dined at this authentic Italian restaurant some 10 years ago and had forgotten about it until some friends invited us to join them for dinner. The menu is extensive, but in true Italian fashion they have some fresh specials. The decor is still good and the seating well spaced to allow for good conversation. There is something for... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I popped in for a quick lunch and in spite of the place being nearly full we were served a delicious steak each in about 10 minutes. They are a bit old school but then Christina and Romano have been running this place for at least 30 years and their quality has never faltered.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have never been disappointed by Mamma Roma. The food is consistently excellent and the atmosphere makes you feel warmly at home. Perfect for birthdays or special celebrations!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Top class italian cuisine, combined with excellent service. A well deserved reputation for fine food in the best tradition, with an atmosphere to match.

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Cape Town
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a real blast from the past - after not eating here for more than a decade we decided to pop in for an early family meal to introduce our kids to this long-standing suburban restaurant. Decorated in the height of 80's fashion, in a mall, it's a bit of a comforting retro experience. My son the food fundi... More

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Had the snails and the ox tail and both were wonderful. Add the good service and great atmosphere and you will have a wonderful evening. We stayed very late and did not leave until almost midnight but not once did we feel rushed.

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Address: dean street arcade | dean street, newlands, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: 021-685-2051
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Cuisine: Italian

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