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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
- Sep 16, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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151 reviews 151 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When in doubt go to Magica Roma! We have not been to this charming place for a while, mainly because we have been overseas this last winter. Yes the location is quaint and a bit remote, but for good food, you would agree, one doesn't mind the distance. Besides, it is only 10 minutes from central Cape Town. The place... More

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Cape Town
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

In a world where change is inevitable, and restaurants come and go, Magica Roma is a Pinelands institution. This restaurant consistently offers good food and outstanding service and is a cosy place to bring family and friends or to host a celebration. Décor is unpretentious and old fashioned in a comfortable kind of way. The extensive menu offers a variety... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

I love Magica Roma for their special antipasto and rich creamy calamari. Service is always excellent although it is a very busy restaurant and the couple tables rather close together. But can never fault the quality and flavour of the meals. Read the poor reviews and must say that I have never had any of those experiences and we are... More

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Gaborone, Botswana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We tried this place as we were stuck in traffic and never going to make our reservation at Kloof St (also good!). At around noon we asked if we could have a table (there was only one occupied at the time) and were amused when there was slight hesitation before the affirmative. We soon realised why....within 30 mins every table... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Bravo... Thats why your establishment is been going for more than 25 years. It is simple and amazing. ..

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I'm a regular at Magica Roma, their food is really good, great pizza and other Italian dishes... Very friendly staff, always busy, you really need to book in advance. One of my favorite pizzas is the one with salami and ham, and don't forget to try the tiramisu! And is also a good option for a take out if you... More

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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

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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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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