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mamma roma

Dean Street Arcade | Dean Street, Newlands, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“veal” (12 reviews)
“minestrone” (2 reviews)
“snails” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Dean Street Arcade | Dean Street, Newlands, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much to do and see in Cape Town, Mama Africa was a place to visit and a great place to start our Cape Town Vacation.

Thank Hoosiergirl63
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for the past year and I can honestly say that I've not had a better steak anywhere else. Ive spoken to the owners Romano and Christina aswel as there Chef Louis asking them how they do it what...More

Thank chefrui
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Cape Town friends raved about this place. So we tried it, hoping for something in the same league as A Tavola or even Mario's. What a letdown. Food is average, at best. 'Special of the day' starter of peri-peri chicken livers was frankly poor -...More

Thank Peter v
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

One of the best Italian Restaurant in Cape Town . Homely atmosphere . Personal service from owners Romano and Cristina . Great variety and special of the day. Highly recommendable . My family's favourite restaurant .

Thank Mena R
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This eatery eatery remains una certezza an absolute dead cert for patrons who love a combo of a combo of international and Italian food Romano the chef extraordinaire specially designs the best that Local Italian can offer - the master chief personified I had specially...More

Thank drpaulfoodlover
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We were taken here by some friends who are locals and the food was exceptional. One of the best steaks I've had in a long time. Best service we have experienced since we've been in Cape Town, they are all very friendly and nothing was...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

2 for dinner. Fresh light Caprese salad to start with. I chose rack of veal grilled and served on a bed of mash potatoes and mushrooms.Superb! Great coffees and well priced Meerlust Pinot noir! Very good value and attentive service.

Thank aldor737
Reviewed 4 March 2017

First night in Capetown Good food & atmosphere Tasty excellent service the fish was really good recommanded

Thank GozaliA
Reviewed 25 February 2017

greeted by friendly staff perfect table and service and great atmosphere tables full but not on top of each other, i had roast veal with a mild gravy, perfectly cooked veg and roast potatoes which were the best!and i am Irish!!followed by tiramisu which rated...More

Thank maireadh194789
Reviewed 11 February 2017

When you stay in a B&B you need to eat out every evening. Sometimes we went somewhere upmarket and expensive, but some evenings we just wanted some plain home-made style cooking. I have stayed in the Newlands area about five times but never been very...More

Thank Casata2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dean Street Arcade | Dean Street, Newlands, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 021-685-2051
Its been in the Dean Street Arcade for many many years
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