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“Nice restaurant with good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Decameron Restaurant

Decameron Restaurant
50 Plein Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
0218833331
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Ranked #70 of 163 restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Nice restaurant with affordable prices. Really good mussels and home made lasagne! Extensive wine list and friendly staff! Lots of beautiful pictures on the wall!! Like a museum)

Perfect place to spend evening with glass of good wine!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Woodstock, Vermont
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215 reviews 215 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 124 cities Reviews in 124 cities
418 helpful votes 418 helpful votes
“Lively lunch, good staff with a genuine Italian feel.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

A small group of us had lunch here and we were not disappointed. The fish was prepared well and in particular a sliced of shared pizza hit the spot, with its crusty thin base and piping hot top.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

A few people had mentioned that this restaurant should be visited, I can't agree. The food wasn't great and left me feeling like we had over paid. The service however was good as we had an attentive waitress.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Knysna, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We regularly visit Stellenbosch and if time allows we try to eat at Decameron. Unfortunately the restaurant lost it’s ‘flair’ a few years ago when it re-vamped but the food was always good so we went back.

However I don’t think we’ll be back in a hurry. As we like to eat early we were the only people in the 40 or so table restaurant. Jut after us a gentlemen arrived and asked if the table in the corner was available, the answer was yes. No sooner had he set down another waitress told him that the table was taken (no reserved sign to be seen ) and he was shown another table. He had his meal and left, his table of choice was still not taken – shame on you.

Our food arrived. All our plates were cold and the food luke warm. The steak was accompanied by all of 13 french fries, a dollop of spinach and a dollop of pumpkin.

The food was good but no value for money, sorry guy’s we’ll go elsewhere next time we’re in town

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Deal, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Rather disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I last went to this restaurant several years ago, before it was redeveloped. My initial reaction was that it wasn't as good as it used to be - and I didn't change my mind.

The staff ranged from very attententive to those who should consuider a change of job! We were seated fairly near to the kitchen, where the proprietor seemed to spend a lot of time yelling, hard to tell at whom though!

The food was standrdIitalian fare, which was OK but nothing more than that. It's great as a student haunt - it couldn't be better placed in that respect, but not an establishment to which I shall be rushing back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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