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mamma roma

Dean Street Arcade | Dean Street, Newlands, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“veal” (13 reviews)
“minestrone” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Dean Street Arcade | Dean Street, Newlands, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mamma Roma has been around for decades and never changes. A consistent favourite despite a lot of competion in the area. Access is easy and there is safe parking. The waitresses are a 'cut above' and know the menu and the daily specials and there...More

Thank Mike340
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Back again after a years absence and we were not dissapointed service was fantastic and the food was superb,will be going back during our stay.If you are in the area it is a place to visit.

Thank peter_felsing1
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We have been here before during a trip to Cape Town and it doesn’t disappoint. It is situated in the Dean Street Arcade in Newlands and easily found by taxi. We began with a prawn cocktail with avocado and snails in garlic butter both of...More

Thank CrispinN_11
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

I just love this place! It never disappoints. The food is superb, just good old fashioned delicious food cooked to perfection without all the stuffiness of of so many top restaurants these days. Service is brilliant, and there is a good atmosphere when busy. My...More

Thank smurfhugo
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

I met up with my cousin for dinner. I had the handmade pasta and calamari and it was so tasty! Really enjoyed it! The only criticism I have is that the tables are too close together so you can hear everything that the people at...More

Thank SLP888
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Mamma Roma hosted a large group of us and herded us cats perfectly. Great food and drink provided by excellent service. A real family experience restaurant. We loved it!

Thank Miotoni
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

So much to do and see in Cape Town, Mama Africa was a place to visit and a great place to start our Cape Town Vacation.

Thank Hoosiergirl63
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for the past year and I can honestly say that I've not had a better steak anywhere else. Ive spoken to the owners Romano and Christina aswel as there Chef Louis asking them how they do it what...More

Thank chefrui
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Cape Town friends raved about this place. So we tried it, hoping for something in the same league as A Tavola or even Mario's. What a letdown. Food is average, at best. 'Special of the day' starter of peri-peri chicken livers was frankly poor -...More

Thank Peter v
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

One of the best Italian Restaurant in Cape Town . Homely atmosphere . Personal service from owners Romano and Cristina . Great variety and special of the day. Highly recommendable . My family's favourite restaurant .

Thank Mena R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dean Street Arcade | Dean Street, Newlands, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 021-685-2051
Its been in the Dean Street Arcade for many many years
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