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Cafe Mario

The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
44 382 7250
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Ranked #14 of 114 restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped here while we were exploring after having arrived for a two night stay. My long, black coffee (called Americano in South Africa) was perfect. Intending only to stay for a coffee, we ended up sitting outside for a lot longer enjoying the sunshine and waterviews with a glass of very good South African dry white wine and a... More

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port elizabeth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have visited this restaurant a number of times and never had a bad meal. Dinner or breakfast, the food was delicious, served nice and hot and very reasonably priced. The atmosphere in the evening is really vibey as the restaurant is always been full the times we have visited. The last visit was for breakfast the day after Germany... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This place was such a delight we came back all three evenings we were in Knysna. Know there are many fine restaurants on the Waterfront, but why change when you've found exactly what you were looking for? Cosy & welcoming, fabulous food, great wines, friendly staff, accommodating management...how can you beat it? We live in a tourist destination in Florida... More

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Knysna, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Genaro! You are a maestro when it comes to Italian my friend. So many more of my meetings will be at your very special spot (my spot - LOL). See you soon!

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Knysna, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great central location on the Waterfront. In holiday season you may have to wait for a table. However even out of the season you will find the place busy as it is well supported by the locals. Pizzas made with lovely thin crusts just like Italy. Try the Rusticana, always our favourite.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Open 7 days a week, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very consistent. Great pizza, veal and seafood. Friendly staff, quick service and well priced.

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Elgin, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The staff is ALWAYS friendly , the pizzas always very ,very tasty and the menu is reasonably priced.Book in advance because they are busy 7 days a week.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

They dont only make the best pizzas they also make Hot Chocolate. I just love the atmospfere. The staff know their regulars.

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Edenvale, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is a lovely little Italian restaurant- the food is always very good and the staff very pleasant. Whether you want a good breakfast, lunch, supper or just a cup of coffee this place is an excellent choice. We love going here and the setting is also very picturesque

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

What a lovely cafe on the Knysna Waterfront! Every time we visit our timeshare in Plettenberg Bay, we make a point of going to Knysna for a meal at Cafe Mario, either for their delicious breakfasts or, our favorite, their crisp thin crust pizza!!! They make a super cappuccino and, another plus, provide free wi-fi. The service is always super... More

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