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“Great Place”
Review of Cafe Mario

Cafe Mario
Ranked #9 of 163 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed May 17, 2011

We had lunch at Cafe Mario and they were very kind and helpful. I had been unwell and just wanted toast and Marmite. Our waiter informed me that they had finished breakfast one hour previously. When I explained that I had been poorly and just fancied something light, he did indeed bring toast and Marmite. My hubby and daughter both had Pizza and were very satisfied. We also went back again for dinner a few days later. Again they put themselves out to be extra helpful. We went along on the night of a Chelsea match (it was the match when Torres scored his first goal!!!!). We originally planned our visit around the game, booking a table for after the game and we would arrive from our hotel which was 10 mins away by car. On booking, my hubby noticed a Chelsea flag and got talking to the owner of the Cafe. He told us that we should come during half time and he would give us a table that had great views of the screens. That he did and all 3 of us had fab views of the match. Apologies goes to those who were in the cafe at the time as we were really glued to the screen and lots of cheering when Torres scored. I for one would certainly love to go back to Cafe Mario.

  • Visited April 2011
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1 Thank Jackie W
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just eat there.”
Reviewed May 8, 2011

You won't be disappointed in food, service, or atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2011
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1 Thank robtaylor51
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Italian Food”
Reviewed May 7, 2011

This seems to be the busiest restaurant in Knysna and I can see why. Food is lovely- we had pizza and pasta both of which were great. Lovely location on the dock.

  • Visited April 2011
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1 Thank Rusty_Chain
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milton keynes
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cheap and cheerful”
Reviewed April 26, 2011

Very busy, judged against the price not too bad, basic italian food.

  • Visited February 2011
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1 Thank nashtraveller45
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Munich
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Train your waiters - please”
Reviewed March 31, 2011

We were disappointed in the service we received at Mario's. The food was mediocre, e.g. when asking for some extra bread we were provided with some old, dry white roll.
The waiter was not able to take our order in any professional way and it appeared as though he worked there for the first day without any training.
When working in a tourist location staff should be prepared to try to understand foreign accents instead of telling the guest that she did not order something at all.
Very disappointing experience!

  • Visited March 2011
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2 Thank LU39
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