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Magica Roma

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8 Central Square, Pinelands 7405, South Africa
+27 21 531 1489
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

It's corny but it's true, Magica Roma still has the magic that made it a legendary Italian restaurant when I was a child. Another year-end gathering saw my supper club choose this suburban classic for the final meal of the year and it did not disappoint. The wait staff are slick, efficient and informed. The menu is traditional Italian food... More 

Thank Donyale M
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Very popular for good reason - good menu, excellent fish and great value.Recommend the 'musselcracker'line fish if available.

Thank barmiteacher
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

One can never fault the food in this restaurant. We often go here - especially for special occasions. Whether you are a group or a couple it's always a great experience. The owner is the chef and is assisted by other family members. We enjoy the professionalism of the more mature waitrons. This is a restaurant everyone shuld experience at... More 

Thank Joan C
Cape Town is home
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203 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

A long time favourite traditional Italian restaurant. I'll just mention the couple of things that detract from the overall excellence of Magica Roma. Tables too close together and consequently it's noisy and not very relaxing. An inadequately small dish of somewhat uninspired vegetables was brought to our table of four. On request, we were promptly and courteously given another dish.

Thank Mike340
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

We ate at Magica Roma one evening while we were staying in Pinelands on holiday. The food was very good and the service good. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank cumbriangrl
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

From the outside, it was not looking that special, but as the place was recommended by locals, we wanted to go. Quite impressive number of people inside (must be good food;-), and indeed, it was great food at a very affordable price. Calamari, pasta and desert were great, and the wine suggested even better. Would highly recommend - it was... More 

Thank Vince-Maud
Pinelands, South Africa
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This place is more to the fine dining side of the scale - good food, but not particularly amazing. Overall satisfaction was good, but the food did not stand out from any other good quality restaurant. The décor is fancy, and it's definitely not the place for casual dining. Not disappointed, but not amazed either.

Thank Mignon D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

My friends always rave about Magica Roma and I was thrilled with the food but the service that is supposed to be top notch was lack lustre at best. If you want good food go to Magica roma but perhaps get a take away.

1 Thank Bolliect
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

This restaurant has a reputation and it is no wonder. Pleasant ambiance and good food combine to transport you to Italy. If one judges the pasta by the taste of the sauce and texture of the pasta, this is a hit! Even the bread is delicious. A great experience.

Thank Fastidi0us
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Excellent food and the atmosphere was fantastic given it was a week night (Wednesday but lots of clients and a nice lovely, lively atmosphere.

Thank Robbie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Central Square, Pinelands 7405, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Pinelands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 531 1489

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