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“Appears to be be mainly frequented by tourists - locals don't know what they are missing”
Review of The Cousins

The Cousins
Ranked #75 of 1,193 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: These cousins from Romagna, on the Adriatic coast of Italy, will delight you with the simple, authentic Italian food using only fresh and natural ingredients, just like Mama does!
Reviewed April 2, 2014

We have been to The Cousins since a family member stayed at the adjoining hotel a while back and introduced us. As far as locals go this is an essentially undiscovered place. That said, it is a wonderful and reasonably priced restaurant - just the kind of place that would be a 'local' if it wasn't in a fairly inhospitable part of town.

The food is great - we have only had the pasta, which we keep on ordering because it is so good.

Service is very attentive without being intrusive.

A restaurant worth visiting as often as one is able.

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Thank Ashley L
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

We were a family of six and everyone loved their order (except the line fish). The service was fantastic - attentive, informed and fun. The staff definitely make the whole experience. We ordered 5 different pasta dishes and they were all excellent. The desserts were also amazing. We will definitely go back.

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Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Not a chain, a simple family business run by 2 cousins. Wonderful food, I ordered the gnocchi and was blown away. Never been to Italy but envision this as authentic. My daughter too, was equally impressed. The pasta,the desserts, the service all wonderful. We returned there twice more. Quickly treated like family by the cousins.

My hotel was next door so if you stay at The Townhouse Gardens, it's perfect. A thirty second safe walk. Closed Sundays

Thank Zeeman69
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Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Great value authentic italian restaurant ran with an absolute passion for pasta. The 10min presentation about all the dishes and how the pasta was made and best paired was so passionate and incredibly entertaining! Will come back for sure!

Thank Markus L
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Without question this pasta restaurant brought me back to my childhood with its authentic Italian cooking. The restaurant is very simple in interior and the service is extremely personal but over and above all the pasta is traditionally made, served al dente and the sauces are beautifully balanced.
We will defiantly be back!

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Thank Marnie F
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