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Cafe Mario

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
44 382 7250
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 48
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Nice small restaurant at the waterfront. Big choice of pizza and other italian dishes. Staff is amazing and food good. I had parmigiana and it was awesome!

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Mil
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Nice small restaurant at the waterfront. Big choice of pizza and other italian dishes. Staff is amazing and food good. I had parmigiana and it was awesome!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

best italian restaurant in town. book early and enjoy the tiramisu as dessert.phantastic service and good selection of italian meals

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dubai
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Pizzas are excellent, tasty and very crispy. Location has an excellent view of the waterfront. Service was very good.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great food, pizza's are the best in town! Service is excellent and the staff are always friendly! Beautiful location!

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Edenvale, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Café Mario is one of the best restaurants in Knysna. The food is always superb and the atmosphere is wonderful- you will never go wrong eating at this authentic Italian restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

I have to go to Marios whenever we visit Knysna! Fantastic food & great staff! Wonderful views right on the Waterfront!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Caffe Mario was within walking distance from hotel. I had the Del Cuoco pizza which was great, but after tasting my wife's Penne Al Forno, I will reconsider next time- very tasty pasta. Waiter Luanda was fantastic and when he heard we were Afrikaans continued serving us in our home language. It is these small things that makes a good... More 

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South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went for dinner to Mario's last night after not having been there for a while (only due to it always being full). Had such a friendly, fantastic waiter and the food was outstanding. Highly recommend this great Italian restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Was a good idea. Good food. Good atmosphere and relaxed mode. Wait a bit long time for the pizza but is was worth waiting

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My husband and I went to this place as he knew the owner from about 20 years ago in Johannesburg. What an amazing find! Both hubby and I don't normally eat pasta in restaurants as he cooks the best (being Italian). We both ordered pasta, I had olive oil, chili and garlic and hubby the arrabiatta. Both dishes were excellent.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: 44 382 7250

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?