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Big Route

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105 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 2530
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Mon 18:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing pizza. Good and friendly service. Perhaps the best pizza I've ever had! Try it out. You won't regrett it.

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Thank Kjetil C
Marissa V, Public Relations Manager at Big Route, responded to this review

Wow, what an amazing review! We appreciate the kind words, as we strive to make every customer feel absolutely welcome, and to provide the best Italian pizza in Cape Town! Please join us again soon, maybe even for our Jazz night! Warm Regards, Big Route More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first take away from Big Route. Such a treat to find a great gluten free base and for NO EXTRA COST! Will definitely order again. Thank you!

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Thank erin20172017
Marissa V, Public Relations Manager at Big Route, responded to this review

Hi there Erin, thank you for the review! We are glad that you enjoy our gluten free base, they are very popular and totally worth it! Please visit us again soon, maybe even for our Jazz Night. Warm Regards, Big Route More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After scrumbling around town in the rain trying to find food and all the kitchens closing. Big Route was still open. Really good pizza, superbly catered to vegetarians and just over all welcoming.

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Thank belindal744
Marissa V, Public Relations Manager at Big Route, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We always try our best to accommodate each and every persons individual needs, and glad that we met your expectations. We love hearing from you, especially the positive feedback. Please join us again soon! Warm Regards, Big Route More 

Cape Town
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This is the only place I know that doesn't surcharge for gluten-free bases... Two thumbs up for that, thank you, Big Route! And their pizzas are tasty, thin-based, well-priced, and loaded with fresh toppings. Interesting vegetarian options, too. I ordered through OrderIn tonight and my only gripe was that when my pizza was delivered, it was lukewarm and had become... More 

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Thank RoLombard
Marissa V, Public Relations Manager at Big Route, responded to this review

Hi There! What a great review, thank you! We love hearing how much you love our pizza, however we are sorry to hear that your pizza was a little soggy. Of course, it is much better when served absolutely fresh and hot, so we hope that will visit us at the pizzeria soon! Warm Regards, Big Route More 

London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Went on recommendation of their very thin pizzas but we didn't think they were amazing. Yes they were thin but still had a large surface area of crust reducing the amount of pizza with topping. This was the same for all of the pizzas ordered by our group. Service reasonable and the pizza came quite quickly. Wouldn't rush back when... More 

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Thank sweetgems
Marissa V, Public Relations Manager at Big Route, responded to this review

Hi There! Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not love our pizza as much as we do, our pizzas generally get a great response from visitors and are signature to the restaurant, as they are created in the traditional Italian manner. We are still very grateful that you took the time to visit... More 

Africa
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I was craving a pizza because while traveling there's not always a decent option available and I tend to go through withdrawal if I go more than a week without one. The Big Route looked like a great option although none of the topping combination were grabbing me but what seem interesting was the bolognese. I'd never heard of topping... More 

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Thank Andy B
Marissa V, Public Relations Manager at Big Route, responded to this review

What a lovely comment, Andy! We are pleased to know that you love our bolognese topping as much as we do. Hopefully you will visit Cape Town soon again, and spoil yourself to one of our delicious Gladiatore Pizzas. More 

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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

He! When you are in Capetown and longing for the real Italian Pizza, here is where to go. Perfect crisp very thin bottom (yes like truly from Italy!!) and a great variety in toppings. So longing for Pizza? Give it a try it has my 5* rating

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Thank Richard v
Marissa V, Public Relations Manager at Big Route, responded to this review

Fantastic review, thanks Richard! We are happy to know you enjoy our Pizzas as much as we do! Regards, the Big Route Team More 

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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place, fun atmosphere all around, good service. Nice mixed crowd. A good place for a good pizza.

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Thank Ginit74
Marissa V, Public Relations Manager at Big Route, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words! Regards, The Big Route Team More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A very nice restaurant/bar environment. They mainly do pizzas, not much else. Their pizza's have really thick crusts, but the basis are deliciously thin, and their toppings tasty. Try and sit closer to the entrance, the back of the restaurant can get very warm with the oven. Watch your toppings and extras, it quickly adds up. Overall a very good... More 

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Thank Profpetrof
Marissa V, Public Relations Manager at Big Route, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We always appreciate kind words. Do try our salads or pastas on your next visit, they will impress! Regards, the Big Route Team More 

San Salvador
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

You will be surprised how Big Route is a required stop every time we visit Cape Town. The quality of the ingredients and the service make this place favorable for the family or just having a beer and pizza by yourself.

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Thank martinae94
Marissa V, Public Relations Manager at Big Route, responded to this review

What a wonderful review! We are happy to know that we are one of your pit stops! Hope to see you again soon. Regards, the Big Route Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 2530
Description
Great gourmet Pizza, craft beer, local wine. Big Route Pizzeria offers a unique experience for families and friends! Also for a quite business lunch! A great experience for easy dining and socializing with people from all around the world. Big Route has become in a very short time one of the most popular spots for all Italians to have their favourite thin base light pizza with true Italian ingredients. Free Wi-Fi all day! Free parking! Lounge area available for birthdays and all functions.

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