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“Not what I expected”
Review of Villa Maria - CLOSED

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Villa Maria
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not what I expected”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Visited the Restaurant after purchasing a Groupon. Steak not very nice and the whole place smells moldy. Better alternatives for the same price point - could be better in summer to sit outside...

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Max K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

19 reviews from our community

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English first
Brackenfell, South Africa
2 reviews
“Super service, super food”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a wonderful, intimate restaurant, with beautiful scenery. Steak was medium-rare, as ordered, and service was fast, with a smile. Attention to detail, very efficient. Will go back, for sure!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank aengelbrecht
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not what I was expecting.”
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Dissapointing, food was bland, un original and not quite the "South African Italian" experience. Our food was also served cold and had to be sent back - not what you expect for the price of the meal. Atmosphere is nice and pleasant. Staff are good and try hard. Unfortunately though, a disappointing experience.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Vtro
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Cape Town
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Warm welcome, great service, good food, will visit again”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We received a great warm welcome from the owners and the waiters were exceptional to say the least.

We went half an hour before closing time and (only) some of the food of the buffet was already cold at that stage - maybe some hotplates would have sorted it out. It would definitely have been a full marks experience if not for some cold dishes - but it wasn't the end of the world.

The milkshakes were noteworthy - full marks for that. Also I ordered a coffee but could not see sugar for it anywhere - maybe coffee is not a popular drink perhaps. Also not end of the world, the service and great food made up for everything.

Will definitely visit again, I passed the restaurant every day for 3 years without knowing of it, and only found out about it via a coupon site. Glad I found Villa Maria - a special place with lots of heart and owners who take pride in the restaurant and the food they serve. This is a place I'd take my whole family to.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Peter J
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Warm atmosphere on a cold night”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

The owners are very hospitable and the atmosphere cosy with good music and fire in the fireplace. Service was very good. The well prepared steak was tasty and the chocolate browny yummy!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank CTT552
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