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Cafe Mario

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The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
08:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice Pasta, and reasonable priced, service was also very good, we quickly got a table and the order was taken quick, pasta was al dente (what we asked for) Restaurant is very nice situated in the harbor of Knysna

Thank Richard T
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great lunch with friends. Lovely Italian food at a lovely outdoor location. Price was reasonable. Restuarant seems busy all the time and we were lucky to get a table without booking. Best to book a table, especially for dinner. Smoking area of tables outdoors.

Thank Ian M
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very busy with good views. Drinks came quickly but food service slow. Excellent pizza and pasta dishes.

Thank Gill B
Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A welcome experience with excellent Italian food. Try the melon with Parma ham, Good for long lunches or early evening meals with pleasant outlook over the waterway canal and very friendly staff.

Thank Parahandy47
Hellevoetsluis,The Netherlands
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mario's is a wonderful restaurant with delicious Italian food. Always very busy so a call in advance is advisable. Friendly staff and you are served nicely.

Thank elmertje
Brenton-on-Sea, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A firm favourite for us is lunch at Cafe Mario. Delicious pizza, pasta and salads are on the extensive menu and the food is consistantly good. Happy waitrons and a good wine selection is also available.

Thank stevekR923QM
Essex, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant cafe style restaurant, fairly basic surroundings but was very busy during our visit. Food was decent & not expensive.

Thank IN530
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like Italian food this is a must in Kynsna. Being on the Waterfront it has great ambiance as well. The service is a little slow but the staff are friendly and the welcome warm so enjoy the evening. You should definitely book in the summer as it gets very busy

Thank Paul T
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten breakfasts, lunches, dinners and drunk coffees here for years and can't believe I haven't rated it previously. It's an authentic Italian trattatoria. Whichever pasta or pizza you choose it'll be made with care and the freshest ingredients. The owners are ever present and the staff, many of whom have been there a long time, will attend to you... More 

Thank Neville F
Hereford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Italian restaurant on the Waterfront has excellent food just like Mamma used to make. Big portions and very reasonable. For this reason it is very popular so you have to book ahead or hope you are lucky to get a table

Thank TheAsiaphiles

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?