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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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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (15 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“fillet steak” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 128 | Ground Level, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 449 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to the restaurant many times the last 10 years, or more... All we can say is that everything just get worse. Yesterday me and my wife visited them again and decided to give them one more try. We ordered 1 red Cappuccino...More

Thank Bankiesa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice Italian by the waterfront, outside seating area with heaters and blankets and we could hear the local street performers which added to the atmosphere. Reasonable portion size, particularly good fish but a wide selection of Italian and African dishes.

Thank Phillip A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had lunch here today, 23 July 2017. The calamari starter was cold and when I sent it back to the kitchen they microwaved it to warm it up. Nobody took ownership for the fault. The peri-peri chicken was dry and inedible. There was no...More

Thank Marina_Waterfront
Reviewed 5 days ago

Super Italian restaurant on the quay. The place was buzzing with young people out enjoying themselves on a mild SA winter’s evening. We had creamy mussels and the Fettuccini Alfredo which were excellent and a charming sensitive waiter. One word of warning is there is...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came two nights in a row. I have to say that the steak was fabulous, as was the bolognese. All the food came fairly quickly, and we were supplied with blankets whilst sat outside (not really needed due to the heaters). Amazing location, we...More

Thank Maddie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is something for everyone here. The scenery is breathtaking and is prime location for people watching. There are ample heaters and knee rugs for the chilly evenings. The food was delicious and serving sizes were ample. Tip of the day save room for the...More

Thank Nifa9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been there twice now with my better half! Both times the food was great and the Service was honestly fine. The 1st time I had a gnocchi type pasta and Jakes had the Ostrich Fillet, and although I wished I had ordered the...More

Thank ElsieCapeTown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoyed going to San Marco as a family. Just been there after a long time but will never return. Service & food is not as good as it was. So disappointing.

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Went for coffee. Paying R35 for 250ml of water??? Crazy! Service also average! Wont go back. A rip off.

Thank Hein H
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town is spectacular in its own right. Add the views of Table Mountain, and it's even more breathtaking. The experience of being there was rounded off by a great meal at San Marco, a "corner of Italy" in...More

1  Thank Bryan H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
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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