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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 201
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    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and friendly staff and good service in great location.

We are frequent visitors to Cafe Mario and enjoy the food, atmosphere and good selection of reasonably priced wines. Management are always willing to go the extra mile and staff are well trained and motivated.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Noel M
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Knysna
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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447 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cape Town, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Atmosphere great, service great, food great,well priced great, Well Done Mario I will back. Authentic Italian pizzeria friendly and inviting

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Knysna
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We are frequent visitors to Cafe Mario and enjoy the food, atmosphere and good selection of reasonably priced wines. Management are always willing to go the extra mile and staff are well trained and motivated.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were wandering around Knysna looking for somewhere new to eat and then I remembered this restaurant from doing the whole Tourist thing in the morning. So happy we went back! Really enjoyed my pizza and hubby's pasta was great. In fact, there was so much food we had some for lunch the next day. Good food and nice atmosphere!

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Knysna, South Africa
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Popped in to Marios during loadshedding to have a pizza. Good decision! My wife and I shared a pizza with salmon & avocado, something we had not had here before and gee whiz it was so tasty,washed down with a few glasses of house red wine. Great Sunday lunch meal. The truth be known.. Marios pizzas are THE BEST.

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Golden, Colorado
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We really enjoyed the food - it really was good italian - and food is the reason you go to resturants. But the service was marginal at best. We were one of very few tables that weren't local, and the only way we were able to get water, the bill, etc,. was to literally flag one of the waiters down.... More 

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Eastern Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Wood burning pizza's coupled with a superb wine list makes this our go to place when visiting Knysna. Here you will enjoy good food and affordable prices and you can watch the world go by whilst enjoying a bottle of wine. Highly recommended.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Dinner at Cafe Mario was a lovely experience. The vibe was lively and busy. Book before hand, people were turned away. Great food.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The food was great, the value of the meals at the price you couldn't find better anywhere. Atmosphere was great and the owner friendly.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My group are here twice when we were in Knysna! The food was really good and reasonably priced! Lovely to sit outside in the sunshine too. Highly recommend!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had dinner at Caffe Mario on the last day of our stay in Knysna and were very disappointed. The place looked busy and the comments on tripadvisor rather good, so we thought the food would be nice. I had the worst malanzane alla parmigiana I ever had (it is one of my favorite dish). The aubergines were soggy almost... 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?