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Inside the Actual Lighthouse | Am Leuchtturm Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
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Windhoek, Namibia
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had pasta here a year ago, which tasted great. This time round, my Dad & I decided to try the seafood platter - we were so disappointed. All components of the dish (fish, calamari, etc.) were deep fried in the same batter with no difference in flavour. The dish needed a sauce, seasoning and different spicing of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite nice. Not very much to see, but garden around are beautiful, even now when its so dry. Good attractive place to visit.

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Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

And every time! We go often and it is just divine sitting on the gras (we never sit inside, don't like it), relaxing outside, having space around ... kids playing, people chatting. Service friendly and Sylvio (Italian Owner) is always around helping, training his staff on the job. Food is excellent, every time! That is impressive.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1,434 reviews
848 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This Lighthouse has command of the skyline in Swakopmund. The Lighthouse is red and white. It is across from the main city.

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Germany
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We enjoyed the evening but we probably wouldn't hurry back. Maybe we were unlucky with the small room we ended up in but I think they are all like that. It lacked much of an atmosphere. The food was good but not great. The service wasn't bad but I think there are better places to eat in in Swakopmund.

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Milano
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I went there many times. The place is very nice and food really italian .... very good!!!! I suggest it!

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Cyprus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Apparently it is essential to book here ...I have no idea why. The service was poor and the two local fish dishes we ordered tasted of nothing, no flavour whatsoever. Needless to say we did not leave a tip and were rewarded with a glare and the bill slammed down on the table !

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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. Best Italian food I had in Namibia. The atmosphere is also great. If you have special requests the owner will gladly try to make it for you. Keep it up

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Located in the old lighthouse, this is a wonderful spot in Swakopmund. Italian cuisine With an African touch as not all ingredients can be obtained in Namibia, and that sometimes takes a bit of improvising. Special treat was the Namibian wine.

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Mwanza, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The restaurant and its menu seem authentically Italian, and it's a quaint but charming atmosphere, though we did not actually sit in or atop the lighthouse like I had imagined. It was surprisingly difficult accessing this restaurant in our car, perhaps because of the direction we were coming from, and the strange way the roads change and converge around the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 41
Cuisine
Italian, European, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Inside the Actual Lighthouse | Am Leuchtturm Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Erongo Region  >  Swakopmund
Description
This is NOT the pub at the beach, but an Italian restaurant INSIDE the actual lighthouse.

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