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Cafe Mario

) #9 of 117 Restaurants in Knysna €€ - €€€ Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (104 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
“tramezzini” (8 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

very nice atmosphere- staff is excellent - they cater for vegans as well . recommended for reasonably priced meals

Thank philippe D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is good for all day meals, we had breakfast. The huge variety on the breakfast menu was a welcomed difference from other restaurants. Service was efficient and the food good. The R48 charge for an extra toast basket was maybe a bit over...More

Thank francoisroux10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Mario makes me happy. Gooood Stroooong coffee. Great pizza and pasta. Awesome breakfasts. What's not to love about that! And the atmosphere is also just right. Bustling but warm and welcoming. My go-to-place for Italian food in the Garden Route.

Thank WhamBamSplat
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is 100% Italian with great Pastas and Pizza. The Sirloin steak is also good. They just need more different beers.

Thank Mike_G6308
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for a quick bite. Service attentive despite us being out on the pavement, minestrone soup lovely, tuna toasted sandwich okay plus 2 glasses of house white, crispy and dry. Reasonable price at R140. Excellent balanced menu and it was very busy so guess...More

Thank African_Albatross
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i have come to this resteraunt many times and have always taken the large pizza with ham and it is very good it doesnt have to much motzarella and very good the waiters are very kind the service is very quick but it is very...More

Thank JayJay1987JB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the harbourside centre of Knysna, this is a typical Italian restaurant in many ways, but they do it superbly - as evidenced by the fact that it was packed when we went, even though many of the other restaurants in the development were struggling...More

Thank LeBaronRouge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely Pizzas, Tasty Pastas - what's not to like?! Genario runs this restaurant with a lot of soul (Italian soul at that!) and it shows in the decor, food choices and ambiance. A great spot to grab lunch while you are meandering through the Knysna...More

Thank Mighty-Mama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant visit! We had Spaghetti Bolognese and the chicken livers starter, both tasted really good. The Tiramisu was also excellent. Service was fast and effective. Will definitely visit again!

Thank MarjanMiddeljans
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our stay in Knysna we have been there a couple of times. We always got excellent pizza, pasta and Italian food. The service has been without any exception great. All of this for very affordable prices. Just great to be there. The owner is...More

Thank peterlohm
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John P
Hi so I’m from the UK my girlfriend lives in knysna I was wondering if id be able to pay over the phone for her home deliveries (visa card) or if there was any other payment methods I could use, also do you have a menu She lives Geelhout Street Rheenendal
17 January 2016|
Response from SmileySussex22 |
British bank cards can be used in most places in South Africa. I used mine last month in at least 6 places around Knysna....including .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7250
  • E-mail
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