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Cafe Mario

The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (120 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“focaccia” (10 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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231 - 240 of 843 reviews

Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

On our way back to Plett from anywhere West of Knysna we make a point of going to Marios We have never been dissapointed Today en route back from Ladismith we got there at 4pm Mario ' s was busy Thembi showed us to the...More

Thank graham e
Reviewed November 11, 2016

Another delightful meal had at Marios - food excellent and service happy, smiling and humourous - real food made and served by really wonderful people .... Thank you once again Marios

Thank ormevse
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Stopped by a couple of times for lunch and could not fault a thing. Ideal location, varied menu and good service. Well worth a visit if you are in town

Thank John N
Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Went for an early dinner at Cafe Mario. Pizzas were excellent although the bruschetta was a bit on the pathetic side! Very small. It is just a cafe but was well priced for what it was.

Thank Scott R
Reviewed November 8, 2016

We were passing through and hungry for a pizza. Although the restaurant was full, we were immediately given a table and them had the best pizza ever. No problem changing one of the ingrediants, help choosing the wine, always with a smile, what more could...More

Thank Hjoerdis S
Reviewed November 6, 2016

A italian restaurant run by italians! How refreshing. Excellent home made pastas and pizza. They also do takeaways, so you can park infront of the restaurant with you boat, and get your dinner. Very good and friendly service.

Thank MikeGoodChow
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Tidy, friendly and fun to eat. The pizza's are very nice and if you take your childeren they can play with pizzadough. Thanks mario :)

Thank Dennis K
Reviewed October 31, 2016

No better place to have breakfast in Knysna. The food was outstanding and the eggs fried to perfection. Divine Italian sausage and bacon was crisp but not over cooked. Beautiful views of the Knysna harbor. Just a wonderful place.

Thank Oudtshoorn1
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

If you feel like a good pasta or pizza marios is the place. There pizza delicious an wont even say anything about there delicious cheese cake.

Thank Twanneke
Reviewed October 29, 2016

We shared tapas,bruschettas with wine,before dinner and loved atmosphere,staff, people.My husband,purchased an apron,with wonderful colors,as a souvenir. The young staff were helpful,gracious,fun.-----a good place to socialize.

Thank Maureen D
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Questions & Answers
December 29, 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Anurag66 | Reviewed this property |
No need to book now. Sometimes the place gets crowded so maybe you could book a day in advance.
John P
January 17, 2016|
Response from SmileySussex22 |
British bank cards can be used in most places in South Africa. I used mine last month in at least 6 places around Knysna....including .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7250
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