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Magica Roma

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8 Central Square, Pinelands 7405, South Africa
+27 21 531 1489
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cape Town, South Africa
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Magica Roma is one of the very few restaurants that actually close over the holiday season. Having just re-opened, they were only half full on this Saturday night, with the owners buzzing around from table to table, greeting their regulars. As always, the food was delicious - both my wife's Veal and my pizza.

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Thank Geff99
Cape Town
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time at Magica Roma. The service was exceptional, all the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was out of this world, by far the best gnocchi I have had in a long time. The desserts were also excellent and not your average menu, this I like most of all. Will be coming back.

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Thank Bonita F
Western Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Remembering Magica Roma food from a number of years back, and wanting an Italian bite that did not include fighting our way through holiday traffic into town, we opted for this Pinelands landmark. The owners are always present, making sure that standards are consistent, and we were not disappointed. My Fettucine Boscaiola (mushrooms, herbs, napolitana) was rich and favoursome. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

This restaurant came highly recommended so on my recent visit to Cape Town I decided to take one of my closest friends for many years to enjoy a special lunch there. As a true Italophile, and visiting Italy at least five times per year, I'm always keen to find that traditional Italian eatery serving authentic Italian fare. And this is... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We came across this restaurant based on a "nearest to you" restaurant request via "Here Maps". Despite being in a little local shopping centre and having no obvious kerbside charm it was the most amazing find and is a popular, highly rated, local place which is consistently busy and requires prior booking. In our case we were lucky to arrive... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

When you are looking for the best curry, go to London. When you are looking for the best Italian food especially a pizza - come to Magica Roma. The service is professional, food constantly good and you will know why the restaurant has had many awards from the Italian Government!

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Thank Quintus T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

A fab meal for my birthday. There were 4 of us as we all enjoyed great food. Really busy restaurant even in a Tuesday evening a table booking is a must!

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Thank Jane R
Durbanville, South Africa
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

The food here is consistently good, as is the service. Enjoyed the Panzerotti Veal so much. Could have eaten a bit more of it! Although it was a Tuesday evening, the restaurant was full. I think this speaks volumes.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We have enjoyed our experiencies here for more than 25 years. Both for dinner and luncheon. Yesterday a group of 7 of us went to lunch & where thoroughly happy with the food, service, ambiance. Menu very wide leaning obviously toword the Italian. Some interesting wines on offer at reasonable prices. Three of the party opted for the Cob in... More 

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Table View, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

This quaint, traditional, family owned Italian Restaurant is definitely worth trying, but booking is essential. Efficient service and the yummiest pizzas and delicious homemade pastas, in fact everything on the menu is awesome.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Central Square, Pinelands 7405, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Pinelands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 531 1489

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