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“Always good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Decameron Restaurant

Decameron Restaurant
50 Plein Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
0218833331
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Ranked #74 of 181 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Always good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We were 3 people for dinner. Service was friendly and very efficient - generally relaxed ambiance, attentive and well run.
Mains were calamari and saltimbocca - well prepared and delicious. Great espresso.
If you want relaxed and unpretentious, with plenty of local atmosphere, you cannot go wrong.

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Appalling experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The most appalling customer service in a restaurant I have ever experienced. The owner could be described as a bad-mannered, arrogant lunatic at best.

I would need to be starving on my deathbed to accept another plate of food from Decameron.

Do visit if you can stomach incredibly slow service and unpalatable food at a high price. Avoid at all costs if you choose to voice your dissatisfaction. And run like hell when management yells at you to get out of their restaurant and go home - after you have paid the bill.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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“December 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Our first visit to this restaurant. ..
Excellent food and service.
Seafood Marinara & Seafood platter...Absolutely the best.
To follow we shared the Tiramasu. ..wow...what a treat... !
Look forward to visiting again.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Smart restaurant, great meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The menu has quite a good selection. I had the chicken and polenta dish and it was quite well made. It is quite smart, so its perfect for a romantic evening out or a celebration. Situated in a nice part of Stellenbosch and parking is definitely not a problem.

Visited February 2013
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Sasolburg
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20 restaurant reviews
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“An old favourite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We recently had the opportunity to visit Decameron again for the first time in quite a few years. Although the prices have increased considerably, the food was still great, just as I remember it. Excellent levels of service, even at a very late hour when we were the last ones to leave. BYO wine allowed, with a cork fee of R30 per bottle. Keep it up Mario and we will always return!

  • Visited October 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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