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The Cousins

3b Barrack Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 83 273 9604
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“homemade pasta” (21 reviews)
“bolognese” (11 reviews)
“strozzapreti” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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3b Barrack Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on an Friday evening and had to go before 08:00 as it was fully booked afterwards, so it is advisable to make a reservation more than a day in advance. The atmosphere is cosy and intimate. The servers were friendly and attentive. I...More

Thank judykock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is juat what the travel doctor ordered. I needed comfort food and I couldn't have asked for better. We had the delicious mozzarella starter with tomato and prosciutto, then my husband had the special, tagliatelle with lamb ragout, I had the tagliatelle Bolognese with...More

Thank kimdavis4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

delicious pasta and the atmosphere is great. I have been in italy many times and havent found such a good pasta. And the best is that is not to expensive, 140 rand( around 8 euros) for the dish. thanks

Thank Vagner K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant a bit tucked away, as to be expected from a family run little gem in the big city. Decor gives a lovely continental feeling. Service was lightning speed. Didn't even have time to finish our first glass of wine when the food arrived. The...More

Thank Ewert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. Well priced food and wonderful treatment from staff. If you didn't know about The Cousins, you would miss it. Its tucked away on a tiny street offering privacy. Its a great place to bring family and friends. A good laugh is always guaranteed....More

Thank itumelengramano
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had pre theatre dinner here. I had the cousins signature pasta which was delicious. Service was spot on too.

Thank JMBFDublin
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is a small restaurant in the CBD with a nice authentic atmosphere. The pasta is freshly made and all the dishes we had were very tasty. Friendly attentive service with a owner checking that the food is good. Great experience - will definitely return.

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Best Gorgonzola pasta ! Coming from France, I already try a lot of different pasta, and this one is definitely one of the best I taste ! Thank you !

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on several occasions. We have always been more than satisfied with the quality of food, level of service and the ambience . However, on our latest visit, we were a bit disappointed to see a notice saying basically: NO TAP...More

2  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

They have famtastic good pastas and all other dishes at least seems very tasty, We will try more of them further on. And very friendly and nice personal offering good service. Really recommended, but book table since it is full already at opening hour at...More

Thank Per S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3b Barrack Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 83 273 9604
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These cousins from Romagna, on the Adriatic coast of Italy, will delight you with the simple, authentic Italian food using only fresh and natural ingredients, just like Mama does!
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