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Cafe Mario

) #8 of 116 Restaurants in Knysna ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (107 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
“tramezzini” (8 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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181 - 190 of 757 reviews

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A small & intimate restaurant offering delicious pizzas & pastas & more. Reservations advisable....it gets busy.

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 25 August 2016

For vegetarians, this place is a very good choice when in Knysna. The owner is very friendly and so is the staff. The food was also very good and at a very good price. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank gopal4life
Reviewed 24 August 2016

It was difficult to choose a restaurant between the couples and eventually we decided on Italian - Café Mario was rated the best Italian place in Knysna so we went there. The restaurant was quite full but they made place for us - 1st impressions...More

Thank 619jedb
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Cafe Mario is a busy restaurant, so it's best to book ahead. It is child friendly, with great food. The pizza was great and the milkshakes were yummy too! Service was a little slow, but overall the experience was good!

Thank HappilyIdle
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Getting seated was not a problem, ordered a pita bread for starters which took longer then it should have, but when it did arrive wasn't bad at all. We decided on a pasta and the veal marsala and while the wait was less on these...More

Thank 408nicholasd
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We fancied a break from seafood and steak so went for a pizza at Marios after a recommendation from a local resident in the marina village. Excellent pizzas and great ambience in a small, cosy restaurant. We had to ask to be moved from the...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We squeezed into this quaint seaside café with meager expectations and left very pleased. It's a charming spot with whimsical art on the walls and a fun ambience. The menu is classic Italian, and we ordered pizzas and the "dinner special," a pasta dish featuring...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016

Cafe Mario is very small..... I think it only has about 15 tables so booking for dinner is essential. We ordered the Caprese Tricolore which was served with proper Buffalo Mozzarella and thin based pizza. It is situated right on the Quays and a stones...More

Thank Ethel H
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I often come here for the bacon and banana Tramezini, it's a real treat, the sweet and salty works very well and the service is good.

Thank Russell B
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We visited the restaurant on the first night of our stay after arriving relatively late, but we were surprised by the delicious pizza and pasta, so much so that we came back the next day to get a takeaway. Definitely worth a visit, although be...More

Thank Dom T
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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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