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Big Route

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105 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 2530
Mon 18:00 - 22:00
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place, fun atmosphere all around, good service. Nice mixed crowd. A good place for a good pizza.

Thank Ginit74
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice restaurant/bar environment. They mainly do pizzas, not much else. Their pizza's have really thick crusts, but the basis are deliciously thin, and their toppings tasty. Try and sit closer to the entrance, the back of the restaurant can get very warm with the oven. Watch your toppings and extras, it quickly adds up. Overall a very good... More 

Thank Profpetrof
San Salvador
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will be surprised how Big Route is a required stop every time we visit Cape Town. The quality of the ingredients and the service make this place favorable for the family or just having a beer and pizza by yourself.

Thank martinae94
Phalaborwa, South Africa
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I am Italian. This is real Italian Pizza! I loved every bite, good tomato sauce as base, great mozzarella, real gorgonzola and real Italian bresaola. Even the gluten free pizza base is very good! Absolutely great and a real satisfaction! The owner and waiters are all very friendly and you feel home! Thank you for an amazing dinner, taking me... More 

Thank SabrinaColombo
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62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Wandered out of the V&A complex to try to get some non tourist food on a Friday evening. Didn't book but managed to get bar stools by the window. Three kids with us. Ordered two lasagnas (excellent - a big portion !), seafood pasta and then two pizzas. Mine was the Sofisticata. It was great - lovely thing base and... More 

Thank Princesslucia
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a family dinner in October 2016. We ordered two Pizzas (110 ZAR each). Pizza is ultra thin crust. All in all the food was good a bit over priced for what you got.

Thank Manny K
Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

There is no better pizza in Cape Town than at Big Route! In fact I challenge you to find a better pizza anywhere! The base is perfectly thin and crispy with big bubbles in the crust ... yum! The service is always good and the gelato even better 😋 Big Route, your new look is stylish & chic , well... More 

Thank Butterfly88882014
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It is really excellent. I have been there a lot of times. Pizza is just smth to die for. You will not regret

Thank VanessaVonTeese
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

A trendy restaurant with nice decor. Very busy even on a Sunday night. The service let them down a bit as we waited for ages after our meal to have plates cleared and to get the bill. Delicious pizza with a wide range of options for toppings. Also a small menu with other mains. Nice but pricey cocktails on offer... More 

Thank LaraJB
Nelson, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We became regulars here during our two week stay in Cape Town. Great to find a place that offers quality comfort food. Lots of delicious vegetarian options and great gluten free bases!

Thank Kaliopi B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 2530
Great gourmet Pizza, craft beer, local wine. Big Route Pizzeria offers a unique experience for families and friends! Also for a quite business lunch! A great experience for easy dining and socializing with people from all around the world. Big Route has become in a very short time one of the most popular spots for all Italians to have their favourite thin base light pizza with true Italian ingredients. Free Wi-Fi all day! Free parking! Lounge area available for birthdays and all functions.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?