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121 Beach Road | Mouille Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 1757
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Milan, Italy
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1,313 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i am talking about the restaurant nice position place both inside and outside , nice vibe, smiling waiters. but the flat bred middle eastern style was really nothing special and the coffee was quite poor. the dessert was nice . i do not think that i will be back

Thank nicolas s
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I met for an early week day dinner, the restaurant was humming with very friendly and efficient staff. We shared the garlic flat bread and chicken and avo salad, was just the right portion to share and was delicious. We will be back for more.

Thank Ashley T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Sotano for breakfast after the Cape Town Cycle Tour had been cancelled. The restaurant was absolutely packed full with cyclists who had pretty much all arrived at once. They managed very well given the rush, bringing out our coffee and food within a fairly short time period. The cappuccinos were excellent, which is difficult to achieve considering... More 

Thank Andrew H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for breakfast on a sunny Saturday morning. It is a very chilled spot to have a meal , especially when sitting outside. They are pet friendly, which is excellent for dog lovers. Overall ok, breakfast was cold but still nice. Had many people serving us, it was full at the time so I suppose that's why.. Waiter... More 

Thank Ronelle F
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful find away from the touristy V&A. Tapas, lamb burger and fish and chips all thoroughly enjoyed over a couple of visits. Sunday night live music very chilled.

Thank JML18
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved this place, quirky and homely. Excellent food and service. Always a good sign when all the locals come in too.

Thank Lesley D
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Wednesday night burger special (2 burgers for less than R100) is incredible value for money. It offsets the cost of one of their interesting craft beers, which is also recommendable. I will certainly be back.

Thank WGreyvenstein
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I ordered the Tuna which was raved about but was left disappointed. It was not inexpensive and i was left with the feeling that i had much better at cheaper establishments. It wasn't bad just not dealt with in a way that made you feel the chef was passionate for the food. The service could be better -its all a... More 

Thank AL J
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Good place for drinks but not for dinner. I Had the Espetada which was quite ordinary and had little flavor. My Partner had the lamb burger which was also quite tasteless and the bun was stale. Sotana is Better suited as a drinks only place.

Thank Simon W
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

My partner and I went for dinner at Sotano. We had the calamari tube starter and lamb burger. Both decently priced, good portion size, fresh and yummy. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Jd G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Beach Road | Mouille Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 1757

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?