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“Best thin crust pizza ever”

Col'Cacchio Pizzeria Foreshore
Ranked #49 of 1,142 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Amelia Island, Florida
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“Best thin crust pizza ever”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Serendipity lead me to a super pizza find. Walking back to the Southern Sun Waterfront hotel in Cape Town, I saw an Italian restaurant a called Col'Caccio. Only a couple of minutes walk away from the hotel and with a free night, I decided to give it go. The restaurant was packed on a Saturday night and I did not have a reservation, but the manager worked out a small table for one right away.

The Good: An excellent beef carpaccio to start.
The Bad: The service was less than so-so as the server was inattentive and slow.
The Great: The best thin-crust pizza I have ever had. Thin and crisp, but not burned or soggy with an abundance of fresh veggies.

I had the Ortigiano Foro which comes with Olives, Artichokes, Asparagus, Green Pepper, Mushroom and minimalist amount of cheese and tomato sauce. What a delight as you could pick up each piece and it would not bend or fall apart. Foro means "hole" in Italian and the pizza comes with a hole in the center filled with a well-dressed and tasty salad. This also means that you don't overeat but still have a great pizza experience. Who says there is no innovation in Italian food?

A nice chocolate brownie and cappuccino for dessert helped cap off the night. I found out later when in Pretoria that Co'Cacchio is a pizza chain all over South Africa. I can't judge their other pasta dishes, but can say that if you are looking for a to-die-for thin crust pizza, try a Pizza Foro at Col'Cacchio.

  • Visited March 2013
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Cape Town
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best pizzas ever”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

One of the original Colcacchios. The only pizza I will ever eat. Fresh, tasty, HEALTHY, top quality ingredients.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Waiter's included tip on bill”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

The waiter included her 10% to the bill, even though the bill clearly states that no tip had been added. When I got home, I called the Manager to bring it to his attention, that I had already given 10% plus the 10% already added. His reply was that I could come and collect the money from him, if I felt necessary!!!!

Visited February 2013
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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“still excellent year after year”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We have been eating at Col'Cacchio on the Foreshore in Cape Town - the original restaurant where the old Imperial Cold storage depot is. They have opened many branches over the years but this one is still our "local"
The pizza menu is extensive with many unusual combinations though you can of course build your own pizzas with your own favourites. The bases are thin and crisp and the toppings are of excellent quality - see the pictures.
The salads are huge and really fresh. I like the pear salad with avocado pear but they are all good.
Tonight I had penne pasta with a beef rib ragu sauce - it was very good but I think I prefer the pizzas.
The warm chocolate brownie with ice cream was excellent.
Its a busy restaurant with very very high ceilings - great for a meal with friends or family - not a romantic cosy restaurant - just good honest food at a reasonable price
For more pictures go to:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hamilton-House-Cape-Town-South-Africa/250427861707440

  • Visited March 2013
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Cape Town, South Africa
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“Italian Memories”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Superb ambience, feel like I am sitting in an italian local, with great atmosphere and good service. Staff very energetic and friendly. The Food was divine, and I enjoyed every scrumptious crumb of my Pizza which was done to perfection. Pricing was good. Started with cocktails, which was yummy. Service was excellent and the staff really friendly and cheerful, which makes a nice change. Only did not liek having to go out teh restraunt to the toilet facility.

Visited February 2013
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