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Woodpecker Pizzadeli

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270 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 2924
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There don't seem to be many pizza places in Swellendam, and certainly some of the restaurants are shut on a Monday, so we were pleased to find this one. The service was very good, and the staff were very friendly. The pizzas were very nice.

Thank Dianne W
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked for good restuarants on Tripadvisor and feeling like pizza thought this was a good steer. We were not disappointed. Pizza great and gentle, competent service led by Gerard made it a really great experience at such low cost . Sorry we can't go back again soon as we were just passing through.

Thank didot
Cape Town, South Africa
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered in on a Monday evening and we were surprised to see every table occupied. Immediately a waiter rushed outside - hauled in a table, set it up in a corner and presented the menus. Amazing service fabulous pizzas, very reasonable wine prices and overall a very positive experience. Fancier establishments have a lot to learn from Woodpecker.

1 Thank Krocodiletears
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pizza we had was amazing and well prepared and presented. The service was excellent and friendly. The kids loved their tagliatelle with meat balls. Great desserts as well.

2 Thank gregory579
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the title says. We went in for just a beer but after 10 minutes cancelled our dinner reservations at another place and stayed for the pizza. Best decision ever.

2 Thank Clinton M
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Bloomberg Estate next door and I ordered a take away pizza to enjoy on my veranda. Wood fired oven busy packed little gem with fantastic pizzas. The base is something exceptional, crispy and thin but very tasty. I would guess they use a sourdough type recipe. Ingredients top quality. Delicious thank you!

2 Thank GMM77
Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stopped off for a beer and a bit to eat a lunch time, but everyone so warm and friendly that we popped back in the evening for a meal. The food was really good and very reasonably priced - as was the wine. So, if you are in Swellendam and are looking to have an informal meal somewhere... More 

2 Thank snyahoe
Namur, Belgium
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was one of the best schnitzel I ever ate South Africa! the pizzas were also very good as per my family. the only comment I will say is that they were short staffed. only 2 waiters for the whole floor was a too little. other than that everything was really perfect and very tasty

2 Thank nathgeagea
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted and offered to choose our seats as soon as we arrived, without having previously booked. The waiters were extremely friendly, good humoured and super quick at taking our orders and bringing the food. Hardly any waiting time at all. Pizza and drinks tasted great. Waiters brought us a doggy bag when we couldn't finish all our food.... More 

1 Thank 660catherine
Mannheim, Germany
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We followed the TripAdvisor recommendations for Swellendam to this place and it was perfect. Woodpecker is a place where lots of locals are going, it is an authentic restaurant with a mixture of Italian and South African atmosphere. The food (especially the pizza) is amazing and the waiters are very friendly. Prices for the food are fair. We definitely recommend... More 

1 Thank StanTropics

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $13
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 2924
Swellendam is home to the Woodpecker Pizzadeli.Well known for our thin base pizza variety, delicious pasta dishes, homemade burgers and scrumptious schnitzels!Licensed.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?