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Cafe Mario

The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (105 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
“tramezzini” (8 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Very busy but quick friendly service. Food was very tasty. Would recommend. Good location and extensive menu.

Thank TJDDevon
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As family travelling around the world and living near italy, coffee is important. We tried a lot, but remember this one as the best coffee we could drink during our World trip. Congrats Mario, you really are the place to stop the have a short...More

Thank p0ulet0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Showing up at 6:30 pm for dinner, we were told that we could expect a table by about 9:00 pm. That's how popular Marios is. Not daunted, we ordered food for takeaway, took a stroll along the waterfront, and came back in 30 min to...More

Thank SNottIN
Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice atmosphere- staff is excellent - they cater for vegans as well . recommended for reasonably priced meals

Thank philippe D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is good for all day meals, we had breakfast. The huge variety on the breakfast menu was a welcomed difference from other restaurants. Service was efficient and the food good. The R48 charge for an extra toast basket was maybe a bit over...More

Thank francoisroux10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Mario makes me happy. Gooood Stroooong coffee. Great pizza and pasta. Awesome breakfasts. What's not to love about that! And the atmosphere is also just right. Bustling but warm and welcoming. My go-to-place for Italian food in the Garden Route.

Thank WhamBamSplat
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is 100% Italian with great Pastas and Pizza. The Sirloin steak is also good. They just need more different beers.

Thank Mike_G6308
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a quick bite. Service attentive despite us being out on the pavement, minestrone soup lovely, tuna toasted sandwich okay plus 2 glasses of house white, crispy and dry. Reasonable price at R140. Excellent balanced menu and it was very busy so guess...More

Thank African_Albatross
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

i have come to this resteraunt many times and have always taken the large pizza with ham and it is very good it doesnt have to much motzarella and very good the waiters are very kind the service is very quick but it is very...More

Thank JayJay1987JB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the harbourside centre of Knysna, this is a typical Italian restaurant in many ways, but they do it superbly - as evidenced by the fact that it was packed when we went, even though many of the other restaurants in the development were struggling...More

Thank LeBaronRouge
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
John P
Hi so I’m from the UK my girlfriend lives in knysna I was wondering if id be able to pay over the phone for her home deliveries (visa card) or if there was any other payment methods I could use, also do you have a menu She lives Geelhout Street Rheenendal
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
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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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