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Magica Roma

8 Central Square Shopping Centre, Pinelands, Cape Town Central 7405, South Africa
021 5311489
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 22, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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86% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We had the most authentic Italian meal at Magica Roma. The food was excellent, service very good and the owner and staff extremely friendly. Try the antipasto plate as well as the pasta Amatriciana. Really excellent! We will vertainly go again.

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johannesburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This restaurant was recommended. The food was OK but incredibly quickly served, as if it had been already cooked by the time we ordered. We felt they wanted to get us out of the way asap.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

3 of us had a very good meal at this restaurant. We requested that the waiter put together a starter platter for the 3 of us to share and the result was a fantastic mouth watering starter. The main course was equally well served. My wife ordered the veal and it was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend the starter... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Recently visit Magica for my husband's birthday as I have ordered pizza on many occasions which is great and decided to come and dine in. We arrived, the tall lady whom I think is an owner received us and seemed almost annoyed that she had to seat us. Our waitress introduced herself and seemed quite confident although quite new on... More

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is the best Italian food in or near Cape town. I f you are in the mode for authentic, real Italian food, this is the place where you want to be. It is managed, operated by the owner who happens to be the cook for some meal options. A real Italian. The food was great, atmosphere was also fine.... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went here today for a business lunch with 7 colleagues - have heard about this restaurant for years and somehow never made it here before. I chose a mussel and calamari dish which was delicious - everyone had different choices - all our plates were polished off - delicious. For dessert I ordered a crème brulee - the crème... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Food is always good. Service is always good. I go at least once a month (it is 30 minutes drive from my home) but worth it. That reminds me to book for this Friday. You need to book well in advance for a week end booking!

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Cape Town
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We took my two sons (8 & 8) for their birthday to Magica Roma. The décor is old and dated and reminds me of the typical Italian restaurants I visited before in Germany. It's a very busy restaurant and the food is great. In my opinion it is one of the best (if not the best) Italian restaurants in Cape... More

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A welcoming atmosphere.Busy but great food and great service. From pastas too veal,seafood and steaks,all delicious. Owners of restaurant are on the floor looking after patrons.The wines recommended were also good. Good value for money and would return again. Went twice in 10 days are enjoyed both times. Hsm

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I went to Magica as I had heard and read good reports and was certainly not disappointed. The food ( I had a pizza ) was excellent. My companions had veal and were equally delighted with their food. it was good to have Italian food that really tasted authentic Italian. My only reservation is that the helpings were a shade... More

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