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San Marco

Shop 128 | Ground Level, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 5434
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Shop 128 | Ground Level, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A bunch of us went here looking for a break from seafood.... We all had pizza and they were all delicious! Service fast and efficient, good wine selection. Would go again!

Thank kckaceykc
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a lovely hearty lunch before catching a flight. Tasty food, friendly, well i formed staff and great atmosphere!

Thank Sone C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place friendly staff, ordered food and had a great view of boats and people walking past. Defiantly recommend it! Had the constantia burger and it was amazing.

Thank C0urt-J3st3r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wide selection of foods, great wild game and fish selection. Customer service is well done and location is in the center of the waterfront.

Thank B W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh local seafood and Italian dishes that were well-preapred and tasty. Awesome service with Elizabeth!

Thank worktraveler247
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our evening meal here got off to a good start - the starter of grilled haloumi was wonderful. Unfortunately things went down hill after that. My Husband's main course arrived before we had finished the starter & the waiter (a young lad) apologised, but just...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Visited San Marco again with the boys while at the Waterfront. Having eaten there many times We were not disappointed. It was relatively quiet for a Saturday night and as a result service was exceptionally quick....we had our food on the table within 10 minutes...More

Thank aubergine_man
Reviewed 3 May 2018

During our 4 day stay in Cape Town, this was the ONLY restaurant that failed to please. My 16 year old daughter was craving Italian, so we tried it. Sadly, the pasta tasted like it came straight out of a jar or can, was simply...More

Thank LadyA20142014
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Had veal fillets consistency of an old boot covered in a sauce looked wallpaper paste tasted worse told the waiter could have been talking to the man in the moon Advise avoid like the plague our last meal after three very enjoyable weeks in San...More

Thank tomemery
DominicCon, Manager at San Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Good morning, may i take this opportunity to thank you for your review and apologize for your sub standard experience at San Marco. I can assure you that this is not the norm and we strive for excellence in all that we do. Should you...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This venue seems attractive due to the nice view, but guests soon will get disappointed. Some dishes sold out, lasagne bad quality, noodles still hard, all dishes without any taste and the waiters only slightly interested in their job. Avoid this restaurant, in Cape Town...More

Thank CapeTown-Fan-Germany
DominicCon, Manager at San Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Good morning, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I can assure that we strive to give all of our customers a fantastic and memorable experience. We would love the opportunity to host you and your family so we can show you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 128 | Ground Level, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 5434
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Where Cape Town meets the world and the world meets Cape Town! The mother city's most famous meeting point and people-watching spot. An authentic corner of Italy offering friendly, efficient service and delicious traditional Italian fare served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From beef carpaccio, chourico & peppadews in brandy with fresh basil, mussels in a creamy white wine sauce and Italian-style calamari to an array of meat and pasta dishes, fresh salads, huge stir-fries and mouthwatering gourmet panini sandwiches, including some popular vegetarian dishes. Also famous for their 16 Italian gelato ice cream flavors and genuine hospitality, to be found at the very heart of the bustling V&A Waterfront, South Africa's number one tourist destination and one of the most beautiful working harbor locations in the world. Enjoy an authentic Italian coffee and watch the world going by in a casual, relaxed atmosphere at this bustling Italian sidewalk café. Not to be missed...
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