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Papino's Restaurant

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14 Earl Street | Hout Bay, Hout Bay, South Africa
021-790-4077
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
cheap and cheerful - but v.good pizzas

You can bring your own wine, there is an authentic wood-fire pizza oven. The service is good, and food better. The pizzas are really tasty, although there are other items for those that don't like. I recommend the bacon & avocado pizza - a flavour combo I've never seen outside South Africa.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
JoHudson84
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can bring your own wine, there is an authentic wood-fire pizza oven. The service is good, and food better. The pizzas are really tasty, although there are other items for those that don't like. I recommend the bacon & avocado pizza - a flavour combo I've never seen outside South Africa.

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Good pizza, excellent salads but the venue is tired the service is good but it is not exceptional. Would profit from a decent draft beer.

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Thank JamayLeson
Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is a small place mostly used by local people...we have been here every time we come to Hout Bay and have never once been disappointed. You can watch the pizzas being made and there are of course the usual pasta options. In addition they do a good steak and baked potato and have daily specials as well. This is... More 

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1 Thank olive c
Worcester, Western Cape
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful cosy atmosphere. Amazing Italian food. Friendly waiters and great service. Managers are helpful and friendly. Everyone knows the menu very well. We love this restaurant.

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1 Thank Chutty_10
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I ate here during a friends and family wildlife holiday in the SW Cape, and by common consent it was a restaurant we agreed to return to for a second evening meal. Great food, good value but above all a friendly welcome: it makes quite a difference when you can chat with the staff and that certainly adds to the... More 

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1 Thank Chris D
Hout Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have been visiting Papino's literally since its opening day in 1985. And while it had its up and down during the years, mainly through owner and management changes, today it is back to its best Best pizza's in town, lovely service, great family ambiance and for a very reasonable price

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1 Thank GertBlij
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Excellent pizzas and even more delicious steaks....Wow what more could you ask for. The pizzas have a thin base and 2 really stand out which are the Grantling and their Meditteranean pizzas... We had a steak which was cooked to perfection and served with lightly steamed veg - AMAZING. Karen and Richard are great hosts and for a perfect family... More 

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1 Thank Lily L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Fantastic pizza...the menu is well crafted and offers something for everyone. Homely type of environment with cheerful staff,

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1 Thank LynneDeaconCT
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening as usual at Papinos - service excellent and food outstanding as always - love the fact that its kiddie friendly family restaurant with vibey atmosphere - my grand children's and our family first choice :)

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1 Thank marcelamron
Somerset Village, Bermuda
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315 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We have eaten here on numerous occasions over the years & always been pleased with our experience however our latest visit was unfortunately disappointing. In fairness perhaps the timing was not at its best as we went early to celebrate our 10yr old grand-daughter's birthday ...we had booked but got a very cramped table in a very noisy section of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Earl Street | Hout Bay, Hout Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: 021-790-4077

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?