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Mama Cucina Italian Restaurant

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20 Sarel Cilliers Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
+27 22 448 1676
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Rosslare Harbour, Ireland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Riebeek Kasteel was so quiet and I was expecting a restaurant of empty tables. The place was packed and I quickly understood. Good food,great staff and a superb atmosphere combined to make it a very good night out with friends. This is how a restaurant should be run - nothing fancy - just plain common sense and tasty food.

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Hampshire
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Mama Cuccina on Saturday evening, we had been once before as its not too far from us and the pizzas were good. Tables are close together, but not uncomfortably so, and the place had a good atmosphere. Our mistake was going for the specials, which to be honest weren't that special. My husband had tagliatelle in a... More 

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London, UK
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396 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 563 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mama Cucina is described as one of the best Italian restaurants in the Western Cape. From the outside, there’s nothing that particularly identifies the cuisine apart from the name. The seats outside tend to be the most popular, but there are no fans to move the air and the tables are close together. The menu includes pizza and pasta, plus... More 

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Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is no. 1 for good reason. We visited twice in January and the food was exceptional both times. The bating lamb burger was the best burger my husband had ever had and the best bating meal I had ever had! The service is good. The setting is lovely. We sat under the trees in the shade. What a lovely... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely lunch of a couple of salads and some beers/ciders at this popular central restaurant that is full when others are getting empty. Capresse served as a bruschetta and smoked salmon trout wrapped in its potato salad were interesting and very tasty. We will be back.

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Thank htta
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to a good Italian dinner, busy little Restsurant with lots of charm. A bit disappointed, as they ran out of the nights special, A Risotto with prawns, shrimp, peas and saffron, sounded Devine. Had to re-order, the homemade Eland Ravioli..... not to my liking, inside was a bit dry and pasta was very thick. Staff could be... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant a few times. It's the best option for a casual, and tasty dinner in the town. The food is always decent, and the place is always buzzing. Now that they've added gluten-free pizzas, it also caters for those with dietary requirements, which is an added bonus!

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Lindau, Germany
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heart-warming welcome. Attentive and friendly service. Delicious meal. Lovely wines. A Riebeek-Casteel must.

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Thank Christian E
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Luckily we booked a table! Who would have thought they'd be full. The staff were sweet and attentive. The food was fantastic. The wine selection great.

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Thank Thea v
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is excellent! Service is of a high standard! Wanted something that was not on the menu and they surprised me with the most delicious iced coffee I ever had!

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Sarel Cilliers Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Riebeek Kasteel
  • Phone Number: +27 22 448 1676
Description
Country,family Italian Restaurant with thin base pizza,homemade pasta and chefs specialities i.E. Risotto,lamb,banting options available.Decor:Rustic shabby chic.Produce:locally produced and sourced.

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