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“Great hospitality, food was ok for some and great for others”
Review of Mario's Italian

Mario's Italian
Ranked #361 of 1,163 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Boston
Level 6 Contributor
73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great hospitality, food was ok for some and great for others”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

The owner was very hospitable to us. My food (lasagna) was burned and they replaced it, but by the time I received my food everyone else was done. The bolognese wasn't anything to write home about. Plus, I wasn't compensated other than being thanked for my patience. The rest of my parties food though was apparently great.

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Rome, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Italian Food”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

We had a good dinner here and enjoyed the service too. It is a good Italian restaurant which is not easy to find abroad. If you stay at Ashanti Lodge (which we did) it is also only 5 min. walk.

  • Visited August 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Deserve's A Visit”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

We visited Mario's after a day whale watching, when I was still recovering from sea sickness.

The restaurant appears dated and unappealing from outside. An impression not helped by the appearance of a dour-looking lady, the owner we believe, who sat gloomily near the entrance at a desk (counting the evening's takings perhaps??).

The friendly and helpful staff, however, more than made up for this. Our waiter seemed to have a genuine interest in Italian food and keen to recommend the more authentic/interesting dishes. We felt a bit guilty when we ordered only a pizza and some pasta but the after-effects of the sea sickness meant we needed something plain. We did, however, manage to consume a zabagalione, which seemed to cheer him up a lot!!

The food we had was excellent and we would have happily returned to try some of the other dishes if we had had time.

  • Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very good food...”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

This small pizza place could not be glamorous, but the food is really good. The pizzas were great and the Sabaglione outstanding. The lady on charge should smile more and don't stink to tabaco.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank David S
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Warm family Business”
Reviewed January 20, 2012

Mama Pina is a beautiful lady with a big heart and great kitchen.

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Thank LAUREN G
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