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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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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Italian restaurant in Hout Bay

Tucked away of the main street this is a lovely restaurant with a varied menu. We ate steaks in various sauces which were all delicious and cooked as requested. This venue is regularly frequented by locals so you tell it is consistently good. Friendly and knowledgeable staff

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
John C
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Western Cape
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

When the Restaurant that you select to have dinner is opening at 17:30 and you arrive at 21:00 for dinner on a Saturday evening and you are told that the Kitchen is closed I wonder why even bother to open. Either they are too rich and don't need the business or someone is making some funny decisions about closing times.... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Tucked away of the main street this is a lovely restaurant with a varied menu. We ate steaks in various sauces which were all delicious and cooked as requested. This venue is regularly frequented by locals so you tell it is consistently good. Friendly and knowledgeable staff

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We spent five days in Hout Bay and found this place as a coincidence (and encouraged by a recommendation of a local sitting outside the restaurant). We had great pizza´s, nice salad and delicious steaks, not to mention the dessert drink Springbok. Don´t blame us having no imagination and interest to look for another restaurant, but we had to come... More 

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What a lovely find, homely comforting ambiance...attentive friendly service...and the food was generously portioned, flavourful and delicious. We were a party of five and not one of us could find anything remotely negative to say. Well done and we will definitely be back .

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Thursday night pizzas have become a bit of a ritual. Their Roequefort pizza is delicious! I personally prefer their take aways than dining in the restaurant itself.

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hout bay
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We recently celebrated my birthday with family and some friends at Papinos. We have been going there since our arrival 25 years ago and it is the same as it was then. The service was attentive, the wine list is long and reasonably priced and the food like home cooking. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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Eye, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

What a gem this place is! We have been visiting each trip for the past ten years. It is now under new management of "Sally", who started here as a waitress. Obviously she has learnt all the key aspects of how yo run a successful restaurant as the meal we had was outstanding. Basically it is Italian style cooking with... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We always enjoy eating here and have never been left wanting. Great food, excellent service and a place to keep going back to.

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Somerset Village, Bermuda
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280 reviews 280 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We have been frequenting this restaurant since '99 & although it has changed hands the basic recipe remains the same.... we find it consistent with good very pleasant staff & great value. Our only criticism would be the scarcity of veg which tends to be a small dish of stir fried whatever is available..... but that said their steaks are... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Never been before but will eat here on the next visit to Hout Bay. Great value & excellent quality. The Pork steak was superb along with the Ostrich fillet. Used by a lot of locals and a great take away pizza place.

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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: Italian
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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