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Cafe Mario

The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (124 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“focaccia” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 824 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

had a birthday dinner with girlfriends. Eventhough very busy the service and food were good. The setting next to the canal is lovely . I do prefer a quiet morning coffee there though. I appreciate that they play authentic music in the background. Attention to...More

Thank c0rfu2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the hub of the Knysna Waterfront. Good coffee but the service seems to have gone down. Waiters need to improve on their service.

Thank SASKIAVERS
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is always busy so when we arrived I expected to be overawed by it. Unfortunately it was only average from service and food point of view but tried it feel there are far superior restaurants in the area.

Thank djbeecroft
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I am gluten free, I was delighted when the menu offered pizzas and pastas GF. Had one large pizza between 2 which was plenty. Good prices and good service.

Thank a3whd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant has a wonderful setting and busy. Food very average, pizza undercooked and soggy. Expected better.

Thank johnN7556ZA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant serves lots of different foods including a Pasta, Pizzas, and Meat. Very nice food but you have get there very early around 6 to 6.30pm because the waterfront gets very busy. Very good service and very good food.

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Mario must rate as the most consistent in Knysna when it comes to food quality. Great pizza’s and pasta, and a good range of Veal dishes!

Thank barrys207
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good selection and very tasty pizza . There was enough to take home for the next day's lunch . Wine was good .

Thank powder95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location, great server and tasty coffee, but the Bresaola starter was not air dried smoked beef but salted fresh beef, the Veal San Marco was served with overcooked pasta with a Heinz tasting tomato sauce smothered in cheap plastic cheese, and the Tiramisu was...More

1  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best pizza I have had for a very long time - thank you! Good service & lovely cafe atmosphere at a very reasonable price. Lovely to sit outside.

Thank Jane R
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Questions & Answers
janeX1530TP
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.
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John P
18 January 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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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