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Cafe Mario

The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (123 reviews)
“tiramisu” (14 reviews)
“focaccia” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stumbled across this restaurant whilst on holiday and had a great meal here. The place was full and busy and clearly very popular. Great pizzas and pasta, lovely deserts and great service. Highly recommended.

Thank Explorer660101
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Deserves it high rating. Nothing spectacular, but great quality food and service in an honest unpretentious restaurant.

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Six of us had a variety of pizzas. All were great. Good selection and variations are no problem. Cafe full, but they cheerfully set up a table on the balcony for us. Good service. Recommended.

Thank mick3187
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into Cafe Mario for a late dinner and bottle of wine. As we were not super hungry we just ordered some small dishes, all were delicious! Calamari super fresh and tasty, bolognese amazing, caprese salad fresh and the bresaola really amazing. The bottle...More

Thank Megan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My parents came here last year and have been raving about the place ever since. We finally came back (My first time) and what a disaster!! We booked a particular table for 12:30 for lunch. When we arrived at 12:30, there were already other people...More

Thank blairwi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually did have pizza but just want to say something different about the experience as we had a late booking and well we arrived and got sorted out. The cool dude manager sorted an additional table so that we had more space to enjoy...More

Thank Grant M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great experience here with my wife. We both had pizza and we both loved them they were fantastic. They were also very large so we had to get them boxed up so we could enjoy the rest of them later. The service here...More

Thank Murphy2k14
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We have been there countless times and it is ALWAYS busy (which says a lot about a restaurant!). The food is to die for and the service is just as amazing. Rusticana Pizza and Autuno (excuse spelling) pasta is incredible. Will go back another 100...More

Thank W2256NAchantalb
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff. Great food. Tastes like Italy. Very busy when we were there even in winter. Obviously a lot of locals there as well as tourists. Also it was a national holiday weekend so would recomemd that you book in advance.

Thank Traveller6001
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

When at the Knysna Quay you'll want to stop here for coffee or a light lunch. The food and service make this an enjoyable place to recharge and refresh.

Thank Richard D
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Questions & Answers
29 December 2017|
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Response from Anurag66 | Reviewed this property |
No need to book now. Sometimes the place gets crowded so maybe you could book a day in advance.
John P
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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