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Mama Roma

5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 685 2051
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (10 reviews)
“sole” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you love authentic Italian food, this is one of the few Italian food restaurants in Cape town,Family owned and operated, well managed and we loved the experience and would love to go back again. indulge your selves in this fine Italian restaurant

Thank nmudarres
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title of the review may belie that the expectations were not met. Don't get me wrong the service was exceptional and our waitress made our evening. Her laugh was quite infectious! The menu was to be expected of an Italian restaurant. The wine list...More

Thank Mphubo
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

It was a cold winter's night and the restaurant was warm and welcoming. The decor is very old fashioned. Service is good and the food was tasty traditional style Italian cooking. Not bad for a midweek outing.

Thank Carinne T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My wife gave me a surprise birthday lunch with 5 friends at Mama Romas Dean street. I did not know about the venue till about 11.00am whilst I was at golf. What a great birthday. There is also safe covered parking in the complex!!. The...More

Thank Graeme L
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Been frequenting Mama Roma in Dean Street Arcade Newlands Cape Town for some 20 years ....Christine and Romano are the owners and prepare the food and front of house ...friendly warm welcome ...consistently good and especially the "ala leon steak" which is not on the...More

Thank leonmq
Reviewed 7 June 2017

the Italian couple that have been the owners forever are still their serving and working in the kitchen to provide excellent food each night. they are an absolute delight. Every time I have visited there they are a full house. One has to book to...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Already reviewed I am adding photos to my previous review of this lovely venue in which I said that it was a good place to eat and authentic italian

Thank drpaulfoodlover
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This restaurant in a shopping mall has been going for years & that's what it looks like! All the same old people eating all the same old food. Our food was badly cooked & tasteless but we couldn't fault the service. The final straw to...More

Thank bella c
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We were last here some months ago, and as usual the food was very good. This is, and has always been a good family/friends eatery. We all chose main meals featuring succulent veal- a winner every time. A request - please spare some time on...More

Thank CherylT166
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We've lived around the corner from mama Roma for 25 yrs and eaten excellent food here about once a month. Nothing much has changed except the raised strident tone from the owner chef in the kitchen and my expanded belly.

Thank monte620
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 685 2051
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