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Mama Roma

5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 685 2051
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Dean Street, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times and have never had anything but excellent meals and what great service

Thank Der456ek
Reviewed 13 August 2017

If you love authentic Italian food, this is one of the few Italian food restaurants in Cape town,Family owned and operated, well managed and we loved the experience and would love to go back again. indulge your selves in this fine Italian restaurant

Thank nmudarres
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The title of the review may belie that the expectations were not met. Don't get me wrong the service was exceptional and our waitress made our evening. Her laugh was quite infectious! The menu was to be expected of an Italian restaurant. The wine list...More

Thank Mphubo
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

It was a cold winter's night and the restaurant was warm and welcoming. The decor is very old fashioned. Service is good and the food was tasty traditional style Italian cooking. Not bad for a midweek outing.

Thank Carinne T
Reviewed 21 June 2017

My wife gave me a surprise birthday lunch with 5 friends at Mama Romas Dean street. I did not know about the venue till about 11.00am whilst I was at golf. What a great birthday. There is also safe covered parking in the complex!!. The...More

Thank Graeme L
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Been frequenting Mama Roma in Dean Street Arcade Newlands Cape Town for some 20 years ....Christine and Romano are the owners and prepare the food and front of house ...friendly warm welcome ...consistently good and especially the "ala leon steak" which is not on the...More

Thank leonmq
Reviewed 7 June 2017

the Italian couple that have been the owners forever are still their serving and working in the kitchen to provide excellent food each night. they are an absolute delight. Every time I have visited there they are a full house. One has to book to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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