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Classico Cuisine - CLOSED

Shop 17 Knysna Street | Shop 17 , Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 7259
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible16%
Oct 17, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
“Dissapointed :-(”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Shop 17 Knysna Street | Shop 17 , Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We visited on New Year's Day and had an OK meal. There were several items on the menu unavailable, which was blamed on New Year's Eve demand - really, they couldn't anticipate this and have some reserve stocks? Anyway, that aside the food was decent...More

Thank Pengaman
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Went to the restaurant for new years eve. The food was dreadful, a shabby platter consisting of soggy cheddar chesse and cheap salami followed by a seafood and meat platter which was, well just awful, all topped off by a totally unimaginative dessert. The music...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Well met at the door. Fantastic view across the knysna harbour. Food was excellent. Tasty burger and delicious onion rings. Fish and salad delicious too. Well done.

1  Thank RicRiche
Reviewed December 25, 2012

We went there for Christmas lunch. The service was amazing, extremely friendly stuff, great food, amazing live music with a guitarist. It was an amazing experience, we couldn't have chosen a better place to go to. Highly recommend it!

1  Thank Larisita
Reviewed December 10, 2012

So after a bit of wandering around on the Knysna Waterfront we decided to celebrate our 1 year anniversary at Classico. I dont regret it at all we had such a lovely time, the staff was great even the Manager on duty took the time...More

1  Thank Maurita and Sha... H
Reviewed November 11, 2012

I was told by a South African friend not to expect much of the restaurants around the waterfront area of Knysna, so tried this new place and was very pleased I did - the food was excellent. I had the fish of the day which...More

1  Thank UKclaire___12
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Very up-market food. Not the usual Knysna tourist trap restaurant.Lovely atmosphere and the service is professional and friendly. Not my first visit and it won't be my last.Thank you for a lovely evening. We will be trying out your Sunday lunch.

1  Thank PamelaJoyJ
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Classico is a restaurant situated at the Knysna Quays. Great situation with a view of the quaint small boat harbour. Previously the Sefood Cabin which was rather rustic, Classico has undergone a significant change. The new decor is tasteful and complements "Fine Dining" without the...More

Reviewed October 31, 2012

Paid too much for what we got. The selection on the menu is limited and the wine mark-ups are scandalous.

1  Thank Heather B
Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Living in Knysna and having tried many of the lovely eating places, Classico has raised the bar. We enjoyed a late lunch on the outside dining area in the sunshine. The service was outstanding - thank you Lisa. The flavor and presentation of the food...More

Thank Vandachristian
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Restaurant Details

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$6 - $25
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 17 Knysna Street | Shop 17 , Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7259
  • E-mail
Superbly set in the heart of the Garden Route, Classico is situated at the Knysna Waterfront. Perched on the water’s edge, with splendid views and sunsets, you are sure to find this great restaurant a superb venue, catering for everyone’s needs. The Marina helps to create a very special experience, which we endeavour to enhance with our comprehensive menu and friendly service. Here you will be treated with warmth, sincerity and a desire to please. The restaurant lends itself to a welcoming and relaxed ambience and offers the ideal setting for a scenic lunch or romantic dinner in tranquil surrounds. Patrons have a choice of eating inside or outside on the terrace as both areas offer panoramic views of the Marina and Knysna Estuary. The terrace is completely covered and therefore weather-proof.The menu is known for its mouth-watering selection of the freshest seafood, fish & meat dishes as well as delicious home baked desserts. We also cater for vegetarians. Complementing this, you'll find a range of South African local wines, beers and spirits. Spend a lazy afternoon sampling our fresh oysters and colourful cocktails. This is the perfect venue to enjoy an early evening drink with someone special while watching the sun set over Knysna.Whether dining by yourself or as a couple or as a family or even as a large party, you can rest assured that every effort is made to make your experience as memorable as possible. We will always strive to offer you good value and quality and are reasonably priced for the generous portions we serve. Tour operators and tour guides can relax in the comfort of knowing that their tour group will have a warm welcome and be superbly catered for in breath-taking surroundings.In fact, your trip to the Garden Route would not be complete without a visit to Classico where your every visit is a memorable one…How to get to usFrom Cape Town, take the N2 towards Knysna. Turn right into Gray Street and proceed straight down the road to the Knysna Quays. From Port Elizabeth turn left into Gray Street and proceed straight down the road to the Knysna Quays.We are on the right hand side of the complex on ground level.
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