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Mama Roma

5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 685 2051
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mum and I are gluten intolerant and even called ahead to check they could make us gluten free pasta- they confirmed they could but when we ordered it, it was for sure not gluten free. We are both vegetarians and so ordered the Arabiata...More

Thank Natasha L
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Their Veggie ensemble is super and if you want special stuff, this they will make for you! A lovely choice of wines and beers too A great night out that wont bust your wallet either

Thank JYach
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Wonderful laid back Italian restaurant, one of the best steaks ever eaten, amazing value and really friendly service.

Thank Gillian1008
Reviewed 15 December 2017

We have been meaning to go to this restaurant for a while now - having heard that it's an institution in Cape Town. No one mentioned it was an old aged institution though. By my reckoning the average age was 70+. That said they were...More

Thank Jingels_SA
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Its like going into a dining hall in an old age home. BUT my food was delicious. Wow the decor has seen better days. Service was friendly and polite. Good salad and all good as its close to home.

1  Thank alison r
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Popular restaurant and efficient service, but an uninspiring menu. I had a passable Caprese Salad to start and a mediocre penne with Italian sausage in Arrabiata sauce. The sausage was a very poor imitation of the Italian sausage I had in Umbria 2 months ago...More

Thank PFP424
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Many visitors will soon be visiting our lovely city and looking for a good Restuarant to go to. Well Mama Roma is one you should try. It has been excellent for many years due to the owners being hands on. The staff have been trained...More

Thank Louise25539
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Very quaint and lovely restaurant near the vineyard hotel in Johannesburg. The service was excellent as was the food. We had the minestrone soup, melanzane al Parmesan, caprese salad, as well as a verity of pasta dishes. The trio gnocchi was fabulous. For dessert we...More

Thank albert m
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Reasonable food, served in a rather small and basic bistro type setting, or outside on the shopping centre tiles if you didn't book early enough. Service frantic and rushed, as it seemed only 2 wait staff were around to serve a packed restaurant. Prices above...More

Thank PatBar2
Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you enjoy Italian food, then Mama Roma is the place for you. The service is good. The selection of meals is good. The wine list is good. Only down side is that it's in a shopping centre and if you want a nice table...More

Thank Roger V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 685 2051
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