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Woodpecker Pizzadeli

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270 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many small towns are getting it right. These pizzas tasted like they were heated up in the microwave. Not great. The nice beers from Saggy Stone Brewery made the pizzas edible, but only just.

Thank Shynola
Knysna, South Africa
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly smiles welcomed us out of the rain at the Woodpecker that has some of the essence of a Roman trattoria. A bit like that favourite jumper that somehow does everything right. The food was tasty and generous, without being fussy and the craft bear range extensive. The wines selection, for being on the edge of the Breeder River wineries... More 

Thank Jandreart
Durbanville, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We where a party of 4 adults and 4 children and the service we experienced was to say the least bad. We ordered some red wine - told to select from the display - and then ice cold glasses were put on the table. We then ordered our food, after an hour and 15 minutes we asked about our food,... More 

Thank Nomad-Durbanville
Leiden, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

On our way to mossel bay, this restaurant is a perfect stop for lunch. Pizzas were very tasteful and it was no problem to cater for someone with allergies. The outside seating area was lovely to sit in the sun during lunch. A recommendation for lunch in Swellendam!

1 Thank Michielves
Fish Hoek, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We popped in on a Sat night without a reservation in the middle of the school holidays. No need to book was what my mom said as she has relocated to Swellendam a few months ago.... What a dfissaspointment tho see the place full east 6:15 with reserved tabs on the remaining tables..... As we were outside, discussing various options... More 

1 Thank PixByGrant
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Pleasant surprise in Swellendam, an establishment that can make delicious pizza in a wood burning oven. Thin crispy Base. Try the milkshake, it's big!

Thank Eddie D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We stopped off here en route to cape town for lunch and were blown away by the excellent pizzas and great service. They also serve craft beers which was a pleasant surprise.

Thank Julie S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Pizza and craft beer. What more can you ask for. My wife and I decided to have a quick lunch @woodpecker. I must say that both pizza's were 100%. One of the best iv had and washed it down with a Weis beer from Namibia. Service was in point and fast. 5/5

1 Thank 322darrenk
Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Visited Woodpecker with my husband while on honeymoon... They were the best pizzas we have had in a long time. Wood fired, crispy and pure deliciousness. Goes down so well with ice cold beers and ciders. Great, friendly staff and efficient service. Will definitely return for more.

Thank AnnetteKirsten
Western Cape, South Africa
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We had eaten here before and the food is quite good. This time service was super slow. Nobody came to take our order for a long time, and by the time the drinks order came out we decided if service was going to be that slow we should better not order dinner.

Thank Travels2Light

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: +27285142924
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?