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Senza Knysna

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Italian, Fusion
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The Heads, Knysna 6570, South Africa (Formerly Cornuti Knysna)
+27 44 384 0408
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 68
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location and food, poor management

This is undoubtedly the best restaurant location in the whole of Knysna - and that's saying a lot giving the town's inherent natural beauty. However, one immediately notices how empty the restaurant is, and once you eat there it's not difficult to see why. Although the food is good, I would... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2012
BlakeRSA
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Johannesburg
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Johannesburg
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This is undoubtedly the best restaurant location in the whole of Knysna - and that's saying a lot giving the town's inherent natural beauty. However, one immediately notices how empty the restaurant is, and once you eat there it's not difficult to see why. Although the food is good, I would highly recommend having at least three choices before the... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Cornuti has a beautiful setting overlooking the Knysna Heads, fresh breeze and great food. Pizza's are very good.

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

found the food and drinks overpriced and not of great quality. hardly noticed any management and the staff were not very knowledgeable or attentive. had to go find someone to pay the bill. haven't been back since.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Visited on a Thursday evening, the restaurant was very empty yet the service was terribly slow. Twice we had to get up to find a waitress to get service. The food was okay but considering it is fairly expensive I would expected more. The calamari and chips came just like that, plopped on the plate with a slice of lemon... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We waited to park for about 20mins..it was worth the wait. Besides from the restaurant you also have access t a look out point...which is a must! We had the Brie and cranberry pizza...which was a little greasy but still good and the calamari which was divine. Great spot....great view.

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Knysna, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This retaurant has improved and the food is really nice - one of the nicest pizza i have had for a long time

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Both the venue and menu offer plenty of options: casual eating or just a drink by the bar, couples/groups in a quieter setting with great views of the Heads, or a bigger, lighter room more suited for families and also tables outside. Loads of menu choices to suit all, at very reasonable prices (at ZAR 14 per GBP). Friendly and... More 

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SOUTH AFRICA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We spent a few days recently in Knysna and had several meals at Cornuti. Besides the breathtaking spot next to the waves at the Heads, each meal was excellent. The Manager, Johnnie, pays absolute attention to detail making sure everything is perfect. The thin based pizza, the pastas and the Tiramisu were excellent. Good wine list, and all round it... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I've eaten pizza across the world but nowwhere will you find a better view!! The staff we're attentive and helpful without being overly clingy. The thin based pizza's are splendidly unusual and well worth the trip. The atmosphere combined with the spectacular view make for a wonderful dinner. The wine selection is great and compliments the italian menu extremely well.... More 

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Cape Town
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Beware of items that is not listed on the menu and that is recommended to you. We were charged $ 20 (R 170) for a portion of Red Roman.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Heads, Knysna 6570, South Africa (Formerly Cornuti Knysna)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 384 0408

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?