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“Great food in a spectacular spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Da Luigi

Da Luigi
Victoria Road, Camps Bay | Shop 1A, ground floor, The Promenade shopping centre, Cape Town Central, South Africa
021 438 6188
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Richmond Hill, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great food in a spectacular spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We walked in off the street in the middle of the day and ended up spending 3 hours on the patio of this street level restaurant. We enjoyed drinks and a full lunch, all the while sitting on the edge of the street and staring at the ocean on the other side. The staff were very friendly and the food excellent.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good Value for Money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Great for pasta and pizza for kids. Food was good, staff friendly. Literally a 5 min walk from Camps Bay Resort.

Visited April 2013
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Gotland, Sweden
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68 restaurant reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“No.1 in Camps Bay! Delicious Italian Home style Cooking.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Da Luigi is an authentic Italian food restaurant with a real Italian cook from Italy, Luigi. Highlights of their food are the pizzas baked in their real wood-burning fire oven and the true aldente pastas. I usually combined the pasta sauce with the pasta I wanted (asked for another pasta than the suggested pasta on the menu). Their home made minestrone is also a delight! They also have a wonderful topping of real fresh parmesan cheese, minced garlic and minced fresh chili. It is finely cut. Better than other Italian restaurants near by. Also their coffee and ice cream is fantastic! Luigi and his team are colourful like the Rainbow country of South Africa. Not only the guests but the staff are also from many different countries and have a very lively, homey, friendly atmosphere. It is usually more quiet than Colcaccio and Primi so we went to Da Luigis when we wanted a nice talk and meal with a nice drink. Service is usually very good but there is one excellent waiter!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bournemouth
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Nice food- service sometimes a bit slow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We ate here three times in our 6 nights in Camps Bay and the food was always good. However, service can be slow, as they like to get you in and then they forget you are there!

First night was packed, but we had a good waiter and the pressure seemed to keep them on their toes, so everything went smoothly. Second time was OK, but on our third visit when it was very quiet, we had to wait over 10 minutes for someone to realise we were there. We almost walked out!

However, we had no complaints about the pizza, chicken schnitzels or beef fillets that we were served, so the food was worth waiting for.

Visited March 2013
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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“Great food and service at a reasonable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We had dinner here a couple of times and each time had a lovely meal, great service and all at a reasonable price. Very family friendly.

Visited February 2013
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