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The Heads, Knysna 6571, South Africa (Formerly Cornuti Knysna)
+27 44 384 0408
12:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Knysna for an overnight stay and decided to do dinner at Senza in Knysna heads. The food was not bad however the atmosphere appalling, such a beautiful setting but unfortunately a very badly managed restaurant. The waiter was very friendly and that is about the only positive comment I can make. If you want to have a good... More 

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199 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After walking to the various viewpoints to check out the Knysna heads, we had worked up an appetite. We ordered an Apollo pizza to share and a glass of Merlot. Good choice! Good value for money fantastic views!

Thank Suegympie
Level Contributor
57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went 14/4/17. Sat outside for sun downer and the went inside to eat. Food was really nice but the problem came when paying. See photos. We were a party of five. There is 10% gratuity on table of six. Look at the bill to see they not only charged gratuity but tried to hide the fact by cutting off the... More 

Thank woodyManchester
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning views onto Knysna Heads; great pizza, prompt, friendly service and refreshing cocktails. Perfect lunchtime spot.

Thank Lise M
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is in the most amazing spot. Right at the end of Knysna on the Knysna Heads. Feels like heaven is kissing the earth between the mountains. We sat outside and the kids could play outside in the tide pools and rocks. Delicious fish and chips, beer and great pizzas.

Thank Aneske M
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at Senza because it was close to our guest house.The food and atmosphere was amazing.Perhaps the best pizza I ever had.I had the Apollo pizza...yum!😁Would definitely recommend it.

Thank nadiav716
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Unfortunately even though the location is the best for proximity to the Knysna Heads, the restaurant is not supported by the locals and therefore does not live to its full potential. its not well kept and does not run well.

Thank Dario C
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

To be honest, we were quite apprehensive about eating at Senza - the reviews are all over the place. So many "Italian" restaurants in SA don't really deliver, although Pizzas are normally pretty good. Things looked promising from the off though, the Italian spelling in the menu was correct, and many of the dishes sounded great. We were not disappointed.... More 

Thank Chris-CH J
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A perfect setting outside (on old wooden tables and chairs) for watching the indian Ocean roll in to the bay. Unfortunately no oysters were available, but all the food we tried was freshly made and served nicely. The wine selection was only mediocre but the ambiente made up for a lot. Always go there and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with... More 

Thank EugenSalzburg
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Very good food but service can be slow so prepare for that with a pre-dinner cocktail. You need to book the outside tables with the good views of the logoon and the heads.

Thank g_heneaghan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
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: The Heads, Knysna 6571, South Africa (Formerly Cornuti Knysna)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 384 0408

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