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“Fantastic food”

Woodpecker Pizzadeli
Ranked #6 of 37 Restaurants in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Swellendam is home to the Woodpecker Pizzadeli.Well known for our thin base pizza variety, delicious pasta dishes, homemade burgers and scrumptious schnitzels!Licensed.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I had the pleasure of spending some time at the Woodpecker Restaurant in Swellendam on 06/05/2013.
The food was of a very high standard as was the drinks. I had a pizza that was very good. Lovely thin and crispy base with lots of toppings. A very good balance of flavour and texture.

Will be going back again when back in town.

  • Visited May 2013
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West Yorkshire
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good food, good wine, nice surroundings, but service could be quicker.”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We were staying at local B & B and this restaurant was very near. It specialises in pizzas, pasta and other dishes and we ordered meatballs for one dish and schnitzel for the other.
There is little choice of wine, but the white provided was excellent. The serving staff were very nice but eventually embarrassed because we had to wait so long for our meal. We were even given a free glass of wine to compensate.
Eventually the food arrived and was excellent.
We never found out the reason for the delay and in many ways it did not matter, as we had nowhere else to go.
But somebody should have been monitoring the situation to avoid the problem.
Still recommended although only for the food and the embarrassed staff!

Visited April 2013
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Thank Rex B
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La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Ideal stop between Capetown and Mossel Bay”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were driving from Capetown to Mossel Bay and stopped a little bit by chance in this excellent pizzeria. It was excellent : the pizza were good with a thin dough; the red wine pinotage was a good choice and we appreciated the coffee. Don't hesitate to take a beak at the Woodpecker. Price is very reasonable.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank damagnolto
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Knysna, South Africa
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180 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Fantastic coffee! Great little menu. Had an aubergine sandwich that tastes fantastic. Do try it out!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank JulietteP_SA
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Delicious & Rich in Flavour”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We made a pit-stop in Swellendam for a lunch break after driving from Tsitsikamma. The deli is located very close to the highway exit and as such makes for a great place to break for lunch while travelling on the highway. We ordered a putanesca pasta and a salami with peppers pizza - both were very tasty and full of flavour and spices (just the way we like it). The prices are very reasonable and the owners are very friendly. We had a lovely time chatting with them. Its very highly recommended for their good simple and flavorful food.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank NehaVMaedi
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