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Mama Cucina Italian Restaurant

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20 Sarel Cilliers Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
+27 22 448 1676
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food, friendly service and casual setting. Don't forget to try the locally brewed Flagship Craft Beer, great with a pizza or while your waiting. Ask about the specials too, not just for the locals but a definate favourite with the locals.

Thank Honey40667
Durbanville, South Africa
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411 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and two other couples spent last Friday night in Riebeek West. We have often spent nights away here but have never eaten at Mama Cucina, despite positive reviews from other friends. It was a beautiful evening and we sat on the stoep. The welcome was warm and professional and the service was good throughout. The place was packed... More 

Thank georgestof
Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best little restaurants in the country, the Fig and Goats Cheese salad is a massive hit and the pizzas are great.

Thank Ian S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the atmosphere and the fact that you could change your pizzas toppings with no hassle. Could bring in our own wine vere very helpful

Thank Annalien K
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even though it was quite windy it was possible to sit outside and enjoy a good steak and house wine (rather strong at 15% !). Service was quite brisk and the food appeared promptly. Centrally situated so an easy walk from all accommodation.

Thank WRB72
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was February 14th so the restaurant was packed. However this did not affect the very good service. The restaurant is informal and casual with tables inside and in the garden which surrounds it. Starters were imaginative and delicious. The Parma ham and melon (though traditional) was of good quality and the fig starter delicious. Two of us shared a... More 

Thank Alicelincolnshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Mama Cucina for Valentines night and had the most wonderful meal! Sat outside on a balmy night under a vine tree and ate the amazing pulled springbok! My husband had a superb beef fillet and the waiter couldn't have been nicer! What a wonderful find in a small Karou town! Will definately be back!

Thank Emily L
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in for dinner and left after a drink. Filthy table cloths, over-priced food and not a nice environment. Very disappointing as we had heard good reports

Thank GrantKip
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined Family for lunch at Mama Cucina Italian Restaurant this week end and wow!! the service is outstanding, and the food is great. It is totally child friendly and this is definitely a place worth visiting when in the area or even to take a drive to just to experience something out of this world!

Thank FDP1019
Cape Point, South Africa
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely need to book. Excellent pizzas with a difference and huge salads. A blackboard that changes regularly. You can take your own wine for a R40 corkage fee. A lovely ambience and an experience not to be missed.

Thank Noelle251

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Sarel Cilliers Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Riebeek Kasteel
  • Phone Number: +27 22 448 1676
Country,family Italian Restaurant with thin base pizza,homemade pasta and chefs specialities i.E. Risotto,lamb,banting options available.Decor:Rustic shabby chic.Produce:locally produced and sourced.

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