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Cafe Mario

The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
44 382 7250
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Ranked #14 of 115 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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86% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Knysna, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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East London, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We ate at Mario's three times on our last trip to Knysna. Just can't get enough of the authentic Italian food and great friendly service. Our choices were pasta and Melanzana and their super coffee. Excellent value for money.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

By far the best Pizza in Town! Staff friendly and efficient. Well done guys. Will definitely be back the next time we are in Knysna!

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

Another delightful stop at Mario's. Never an unpleasant meal or hot chocolate ! THE best tramezinis in town for sure. Thanks to the Mario's team - you're the best.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

This stop never fails to please. Very pleasant staff. A good menu for all, even those not eating carbs. A little noisy inside. The space inside a bit tight.

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