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“Excellent Food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Paradiso

Cafe Paradiso
Ranked #47 of 1,135 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

The restaurant bakes it's own bread and all meals are very well prepared with excellent service.

This restaurant is very popular and you are advised to book. The first time we went it was full and after eating there it is apparent why this is the case.

Visited March 2014
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent food, beautiful setting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had, lovely evening in this wonderful little restaurant. The food was very good and very tasty. The staff very friendly. We will definitely come back and will recomend this place to our friends!

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great service, good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

When I dropped in at Café Paradiso on a Wednesday night it was full and they had no table for me - so even on a weekday you should book ahead! However, as I was by myself they offered me a type of bar-seat, facing the kitchen. I was starving so I took it and in the end I quite enjoyed sitting there and watching them in action in the kitchen, cooking and preparing gorgeous cakes.

It's a very cozy place and the service is excellent, very attentive and friendly. Moreover, the food is good and at great value. I had pasta, some red wine and a coke plus creme brulé for dessert, and the bill was only 200 rand.

While I was paying the bill one of the guys from the kitchen came over and gave me a small slice of cheese-cake, complementary. Nice touch which topped of a very pleasant experience. Definitely recommended for a cozy dinner!

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Kimbolton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“You wont find a better value place in Cape Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Great Value and friendly staff who watch over you and ensure you enjoy the whole Paradiso experience.Lunch in the garden is wonderful as is the front of the dining room. The food is great value with generous portions. You will return time and time again.

Visited January 2014
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London
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful garden setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a table in the courtyard for dinner. Service was good and the food was amazing. The mussel gnocchi was one of the best pasta dishes that I have ever had in Cape Town. Food and wine was reasonably priced and there was a good selection of wine. Even though it was a week night, the restaurant was full so I would recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. This restaurant would be great for a romantic dinner or catching up with friends.

Visited March 2014
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