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Woodpecker Pizzadeli

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270 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27285142924
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11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: Swellendam is home to the Woodpecker Pizzadeli.Well known for our thin base...
Swellendam is home to the Woodpecker Pizzadeli.Well known for our thin base pizza variety, delicious pasta dishes, homemade burgers and scrumptious schnitzels!Licensed.
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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yum! Some like it hot!

After such a great dinner at the guest house the night before we just had a pizza the next night. So this is perfect. Haven't been in a while and sorry we didn't go last time. Thanks to Belinda we wonted for nothing. Lots of great sauces. Great staff too

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
MarkTamboerskloof
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Cape Town, South Africa
via mobile
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Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After such a great dinner at the guest house the night before we just had a pizza the next night. So this is perfect. Haven't been in a while and sorry we didn't go last time. Thanks to Belinda we wonted for nothing. Lots of great sauces. Great staff too

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Thank MarkTamboerskloof
Swellendam, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good pizza, and a small selection of other, also very tasty dishes. Nice restaurant to go to if you want to get away from the rush, for a chilled Saturday or on your way to another destination.

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Thank MarikaAckhurst
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had the worst experience at this restaurant. Granted: it was a very hot day but the service was disastrous.

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Thank travellerB2035KB
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

great drouhgt beer, fantastic pizza with a thin basic, good choice across the way to Cape Town, nice sitting in front of the restaurant

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1 Thank Stanislav D
Zurich, Switzerland
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

What a nice surprise! My fiancée convinced me that evening that we needn't eat kudu filet yet again and proposed to go for a pizza instead. We were staying at the Bloomestate just around the corner and so ended up at the Woodpecker, that also came recommend by our hosts. It was a lovely experience, with Gerrit Beukes our waiter,... More 

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1 Thank Swisscheese_Zurich
Alberton, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

I ordered the Woodpecker Pizza and the Misses a Con Pollo Pasta, I must say the Pizza was on par with all the other Trip Advisor reviews but the Pasta was magnificent (The Misses had to share her Pasta from the word go - fortunately she 2 enjoyed the Pizza). Add some side Chilli, Garlic and grated Parmesan cheese. PPL

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1 Thank DDD_PPL15
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Long drive from Cape Town with hungry teenagers. Gerrit was our friendly waiter. Not only the best pizza in town but in SA!

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1 Thank Vanesaa P
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We took the Woodpecker as a second option after poor service at The Old Mill on the other side of the road. I take it from the other reviews that we missed out on a pizza treat, but as we were expecting to have gourmet pizza with my brother-in-law in Gonubie the following evening, we opted for burgers -- one... More 

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1 Thank cameronbrisbane57
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The pizza here was superb! Best pizza I have had in ages. My husband had the spinach pasta, which was good but not wow. Only complaint would have been that garlic and Parmesan costs an extra R8 each if you want it - most restaurants I know, offer this free!

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1 Thank AntheaTaitz
New Delhi, India
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at the restaurant on the way from Knysna to Stellenbosch and it had the most amazing pizza I've had in a very long time! The crust was thin and crisp, well seasoned, fresh toppings.. And the chocolate cake with ice cream was perfect! Add some excellent local wine and a congenial host and you have a recipe for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 270 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27285142924

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 13
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

Swellendam is home to the Woodpecker Pizzadeli.Well known for our thin base pizza variety, delicious pasta dishes, homemade burgers and scrumptious schnitzels!Licensed.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?