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Cafe Mario

The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (109 reviews)
“tiramisu” (11 reviews)
“focaccia” (10 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a lovely find, we had brekky here both days while in knysna and found the food and service exceptional. A great selection to choose from and the chef was very accommodating to augmenting some of the dishes. Pro tip: chicken livers with an egg...More

Thank mark p
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cosy restaurant situated in the Knysna waterfront with seating inside and outside . Delicious food , especially the pizza and pastas . Excellent value.Worth a visit when in Knysna

Thank Janinecowlin
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here during the day for very good coffee. Then returned later (a large group) for dinner. Food and ambience very satisfying...Italian international including a range of pasta and pizza. Wine list very acceptable.

Thank beyond5th
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome Italian food. Nice place at Waterfront...lively place...great staff..we enjoyed each meal thoroughly

Thank Anurag66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is great, food is brilliant with a chilled laid back vibe that makes you want to put your feet up and order another coffee!

Thank philipc505
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with family and found the restaurant very full and not much space. The owner was walking around checking on the tables which was really good. We ordered pizzas and it was good. Nice touristy area on Knysna Waterfront

Thank honiball
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a pizza or pasta person then this is definately the place for you - best pizzas in Knysna

Thank 907elizes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entire Knysna Waterfront needs a major overhaul!! The service at this establishment needs one as well. We stopped here only by chance just to get a quick bite to eat. Ordered a simple omelette with onion & tomato...it was almost inedible. My hubby ordered...More

Thank vishalap2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice enough pizza and good coffees. Service friendly and quick. Location bit underwhelming even though on The Quays. Overlooks small part of the water and buildings.

Thank fashionagent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was fun watching the canoeists on the water in chilly conditions! Our waiter was friendly and efficient. Food was OK - nothing out of the ordinary. My baked penne Al Forno was lacking in flavour and the bolonaise was average.

Thank kaapie62
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John P
18 January 2016|
Response from SmileySussex22 |
British bank cards can be used in most places in South Africa. I used mine last month in at least 6 places around Knysna....including .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7250
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