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Trattoria Luigi

Main Road, Hout Bay, South Africa
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Ranked #28 of 42 Restaurants in Hout Bay
Cuisines: Italian
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Bought a groupon voucher and trying to redeem it. Only answering machine with message that owners are on holiday in June, but I phoned on the 23rd of July! Ridiculous! Phoned again on the 24th - no space to leave messages anymore - memory full. Not the way to treat first time customers. Will ask Groupon for a refund -... More

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cape town
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77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We hadnt been to Luigi in Hout Bay for years but seeing as they were offering a groupon we decided to take it up and try it again. No wonder they have groupons. It was shocking. From start to finish. First of all they only had TWO waitresses for a FULL restaurant. It took 15 min. to bring our menu.... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We went for lunch with a groupon and were a group of six. The pizzas were very nice and the service very good. We didn't experience much atmosphere since there was a lot of people.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a wonderful friendly authentic Italian. We had take out pizzas which were so full of flavor and generous toppings. The cost was unbelievably low for such quality.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Slow service to start. Reasonably priced, restaurant a bit too noisy - too many happy birthday songs (every 5 mins) food was good: lasagne, carbonara both good portions wine good (Italian Montepulciano) but bought from Woolworths!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

A Hout Bay landmark for years now relocated to a dark and quiet corner of Mainstream shopping centre...not a good move but hopefully it's regulars will continue to support Still good honest Italian fare but it's just that....not the venue for a romantic dinner for two... Hope the new location works out guys I think we will only use now... More

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We visited this restaurant onthe 2nd of january 2014 and what a pleasant surprise awaited us. We were a party of 17 and was accomodated without a reservation. the reception that we received was nothing short of amazing. the food was good and they offered different portion options which is always good. the atmosphere was relaxed and jovial. The owner... More

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Somerset Village, Bermuda
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243 reviews 243 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We have used Luigi's Hout Bay since the late 90's & I am afraid that despite keeping trying it has never been as good as when Luigi himself owned & ran the place.... Luigi's style & attention to detail was Italian through & through. Sorry to say that the present owner, Tony, doesn't have nearly the same style or success... More

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Nice restaurant, nothing special, good pizza's, pasta's could be better and certainly more original. A bit old fashion, but good Italian family restaurant.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We'd tried to get into the Kitima on our first evening in Hout Bay, not realising how full it often seems. We ended up at Luigi's. We really enjoyed it. It has a nice, cosy atmosphere, the service was a bit slow but okay. The food was good. I had the grilled calamari which were good. The owner starts to... More

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