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La Romantica

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Standard Bank Center, Somerset Mall, Somerset West, South Africa
0218526813
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Steak Advice

Took business colleagues here for a lunch meal. We all had steak. I can admit that the steak was well cooked. My clients ordered the trio of fillet, 300 grams worth. I had a 300 gram rump. And plainly, without a scale you could see that either my portion was substantially larger, or theirs were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
MrCapeTown
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

I made the mistake of taking my lady to this establishment without considering that I already know they make you wait for food. To no surprise we got a seat close to the only other people who were there to hear them telling the waiter that they waited an hour already for food since their order. They then walked out.... More 

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Thank Elias N
Gordon's Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Our group of friends have been going to THIS specific La Romantica restaurant for the past 9 years – at LEAST once a year – at the same time of the year . UNTIL this year. Just about everything was and went wrong. No Pasta. No desert. We all got some food poisoning - my wife was in bed for... More 

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2 Thank JohanSpace
Somerset West
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We had not been to La Romantica in several years and decided to give it a go again. While the tables and chairs for an establishment of this type had been relatively standard last time we visited, someone had inexplicably decided to cover the tables and some of the chairs with red faux leather - cheap to say the least!... More 

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Thank Melanie F
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

No selection of Whiskey. Bad selection of wine. Meat tough, no background music of sorts. Generally for the market pitch. It's not on pat.

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Thank Mouritz
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Just eaten lunch, had a burger and hake. Most disgusting meal i have had for a while. Burger was grissly and sauce cold, hake beer batter was thick, stodgy, and rancid. Chips were okay. Chef should be fired, or only cook the chips.

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Thank jimbabwe007
Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

theire ribs are the best. Very good service and friendly manager. Needs a play room for kids but thats no big deal the waiter was very entertaining!!

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Thank emma814
Nairobi, Kenya
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

What a disappointment!!! This restaurant used to really be a nice place to visit, with a big enough menu to visit regularly without getting bored. Now, it is just horrible, and that is putting it nicely. The waiters had no idea what is on their menu or what wine was available. They (and I say they because it was 2... More 

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Thank nss966
Somerset West, South Africa
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We met friends here who are back from the UK and were nostalgic for a SA steakhouse experience. Our waitress was inexperienced (but friendly) and kept interrupting to take our order. Wine was unceremoniously poured up to the brim of our glasses without an offer to taste. No ice-bucket offered. Although the restaurant was empty, we waited a very long... More 

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Thank Maretha H
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Pros: Cozy decor, sufficient service, reasonably priced Cons: Watery coffee, dirty wine glass on table, no soap in Lady's bathroom, my chicken was still pink in the middle and my partner's was rubbery, long wait for food to arrive, guy with bare feet wandered in and out of kitchen area Verdict: Our food was inedible, overall cleanliness is questionable.

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Thank d0ugv2014
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Took business colleagues here for a lunch meal. We all had steak. I can admit that the steak was well cooked. My clients ordered the trio of fillet, 300 grams worth. I had a 300 gram rump. And plainly, without a scale you could see that either my portion was substantially larger, or theirs were substantially smaller. My advice is... More 

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Thank MrCapeTown

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Standard Bank Center, Somerset Mall, Somerset West, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: 0218526813

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?