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Mario's Italian Restaurant

89 Main Road | Greenpoint, Cape Town Central 8051, South Africa
+27 21 439 6644
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible15%
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“pizza” (22 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
89 Main Road | Greenpoint, Cape Town Central 8051, South Africa
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

TruThis is a truly authentic, rustic Italian cuisine in the traditional family own restaurant style where service is second to none and the food is clean, well prepared and excellent price point for Cape Town standards.

Thank DrBob737
Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

We popped over to Mario's for lunch on Sunday 11th December during a break from the Rugby 7'S. My Penne Carbonara was totally dry..no sauce in the bowl...pasta that had been swirled in a tiny bit of sauce and chopped bacon on top...the other meals...More

Thank Hope H
Reviewed December 11, 2016

We were in Cape Town for the rugby, arriving late evening this was the nearest restaurant to our hotel. It's very basic Italian, pizza and pasta with a few other dishes. It's ok, service was relatively good at a very busy time. Wine not expensive...More

Thank david s
Reviewed November 11, 2016

I prefer not to complain, but I think others deserve to not waste their time and money. An absolute disappointment and rip off. This restaurant is a great candidate for Gordon Ramsey's "Kitchen Nightmares". Here's why: 1. 50 minute wait (despite a somewhat empty place...More

1  Thank 41andie
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We came there by accident as restaurant we wanted to go to was booked out. But most of accidental stopes are the best, maybe because there are no expectations. But food was good, service was great with family running nthe show with some great stories...More

Thank EA_Oussov
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was opened in 1971 and still is run by the same Italian family. Fantastic experience, spacious place, home alike atmosphere. Food is perfect, portions are large and served very fast. Friendly and well trained staff. Highly recommended

Thank KirillOussov
Reviewed September 25, 2016

After driving around Cape Town for two hours unable to decided where to eat we ended up at Marios and it was lovely. So inviting and homey. The food is authentic Italian and moreish. Nothing complicated but very good. The owner (I think) was so...More

Thank Annemarie G
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Loved the food, went back a second time because they took such good care of us. They even made a new kind of pizza, just for me. The desserts are divine. Daniel, the waiter, was delightful and funny. Great place to visit.

Thank 357becky2016
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Waiter (after telling us how wrong we were about drink order) suggested wine. We ordered. He came back with "we don't have that wine". Ordered ravioli got tortolini. ordered fish and pasta and got fish and vegetables. Lackluster and loud American 80s music blaring during...More

2  Thank travelingSouthAfrica
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Spur of the moment seems to be the common thing when me and friend head for food and Mario's was no different. The waiter we had that day was brilliant. Service driven and did everything in his power to make sure we had a good...More

Thank Jay1072
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Main Road | Greenpoint, Cape Town Central 8051, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 439 6644
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In existence for over 30 years, Mario's is one of the oldest restaurants in Cape Town and was opened by Mario and Pina Marzagalli in 1971. For the past 12 years Pina has been at the helm, and runs the restaurant with the assistance of her two children Marilena and Marco. Pina, with her vivacious personality and great charm has built up a loyal following of customers and the walls of the restaurant bear witness to this, as every available space is covered with names and comments from satisfied customers over the past 30 years.
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