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“First meal of the trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Trattoria San Francesco - CLOSED

Trattoria San Francesco
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Northwest England UK
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“First meal of the trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

This was the first restaurant we visited on our trip to South Africa.We ate with relatives who live in the area. It is located in the heart of St Francis village surrounded by the many shops and appears to be very popular amongst the locals! The ambience was great......informal and buzzing. As other have said, it has a typical Italian 'cantina' feel and the staff provide a good eating experience. Service is speedy and efficient and the food is excellent. I had a very tasty lasagne and my other half had a ham and mushroom pizza that he raved about! The tomato garlic bread was utterly delicious....Mmmmm. The wine list is extensive and we were spoilt for choice. Altogether a brilliant start to our holiday. Although we didn't book in advance, we managed to get a table for four but I suspect it is very busy in the height of summer and would suggest booking in advance. Wish we would have had the time to re-visit but sadly our busy schedule wouldn't allow.

  • Visited September 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Makes you think of Italy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We were very lucky to get a table in this popular restaurant without a booking. The pizza were good and so too the salads. The owner/manager was very attentative and runs a good restaurant.

Visited September 2012
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dining out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

I enjoyed this lovely cosy restaruant with good service. Meals are plentifull. Pizza and pasta is to die for.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Janine301
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Little Italy in St Francis Bay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

Loved the food, the casual dining atmosphere and the friendly staff

Visited December 2011
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Thank RORYO25
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