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Cafe Mario

The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were warned, that we probably had to wait, but we ware seated at a table on the side of the bar, a table that seemed to have been squeezed in to get more seats. We should have waited! The pizzas were ok, but not...More

Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Cafe Mario is an excellent bet for a casual meal always offering something tasty, anything from a pizza to veal or a steak. A busy spot which tells a story.

Thank MichaelKnysna
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Sometimes you need straight up good food with no fuss. That is exactly what we got very tasty home made fresh Italian food with no frills. Staff very attentive and a good vibe in the restaurant which you need to book as its very popular.

Thank Ronan M
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Located in the waterfront area this is a busy little Italian with a great choice of food and wine all at great value for us Brits Shared a starter , two main courses water and a bottle of wine for under £20

Thank gemalf
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The favourite italian food eatery in Knysna, Caffe' Mario delivers consistently good dishes at good prices. Do not forget to book your tables well in advance!

Thank inner-beauty
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This place seemed busy and popular and so we booked a table. Sadly, we then endured the only poor dining experience during our time in South Africa. The service was slow and our drinks order was seemingly forgotten. My wife's pizza arrived on a cold...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Your waiters are arrogant!! We order coffee and receive no sugar. This place also has double standards for smokers... decide were its allowed and were not!!! We will not come here again. Thanks

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

On our way back to Plett from anywhere West of Knysna we make a point of going to Marios We have never been dissapointed Today en route back from Ladismith we got there at 4pm Mario ' s was busy Thembi showed us to the...More

Thank graham e
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Another delightful meal had at Marios - food excellent and service happy, smiling and humourous - real food made and served by really wonderful people .... Thank you once again Marios

Thank ormevse
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Stopped by a couple of times for lunch and could not fault a thing. Ideal location, varied menu and good service. Well worth a visit if you are in town

Thank John N
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John P
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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