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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
- Jul 24, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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87% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Although the food is above average I find the owners, receptionist and waiting staff very aloof. I feel like a cheque book and not a patron in this restaurant. On arriving, the reception is cold and on leaving it was the same. So, put a smile on your faces, and just chill and the food will taste even better. But... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Magica Roma team has been consistently excellent for many years. But tonight, when we needed special service, they really performed a miracle. With a family member in a hospital emergency at Vincent Pallotti nearby, we needed something quickly. Within minutes we had a delicious fresh salad and in no time two lovely plates of veal cooked to perfection. These... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

The best Italian restaurant in town. For desert, their semifredo is so good you'll want to order two...or three!! You always have to book way in advance, don't show up at the door, you'll either have to wait or get take aways

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Somerset West
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This was our first visit to Magica Roma. Great food, great atmosphere and great service. Friendly staff and owner. We will definitely go back.

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capetown
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Please dont post any more brilliant reviews..I can never get in to my favourate Italian restaurant in Cape Town !

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The décor is old and dated and the waitressing staff are disinterested and frankly quiet lethargic. You are treated as though they are doing you a favour having you there. As Italian restaurants go the food is fair.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great Italian restaurant where the owner welcomes you! It's a very busy restaurant, the food is great definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in Cape Town! Nice comfortable environment would definitely go back.

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