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Cafe Mario

The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (112 reviews)
“tiramisu” (11 reviews)
“tramezzini” (8 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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201 - 210 of 774 reviews

Reviewed 22 August 2016

Cafe Mario is a busy restaurant, so it's best to book ahead. It is child friendly, with great food. The pizza was great and the milkshakes were yummy too! Service was a little slow, but overall the experience was good!

Thank HappilyIdle
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Getting seated was not a problem, ordered a pita bread for starters which took longer then it should have, but when it did arrive wasn't bad at all. We decided on a pasta and the veal marsala and while the wait was less on these...More

Thank 408nicholasd
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We fancied a break from seafood and steak so went for a pizza at Marios after a recommendation from a local resident in the marina village. Excellent pizzas and great ambience in a small, cosy restaurant. We had to ask to be moved from the...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We squeezed into this quaint seaside café with meager expectations and left very pleased. It's a charming spot with whimsical art on the walls and a fun ambience. The menu is classic Italian, and we ordered pizzas and the "dinner special," a pasta dish featuring...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016

Cafe Mario is very small..... I think it only has about 15 tables so booking for dinner is essential. We ordered the Caprese Tricolore which was served with proper Buffalo Mozzarella and thin based pizza. It is situated right on the Quays and a stones...More

Thank Ethel H
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I often come here for the bacon and banana Tramezini, it's a real treat, the sweet and salty works very well and the service is good.

Thank Russell B
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We visited the restaurant on the first night of our stay after arriving relatively late, but we were surprised by the delicious pizza and pasta, so much so that we came back the next day to get a takeaway. Definitely worth a visit, although be...More

Thank Dom T
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

After a long day we decided to try Cafe Mario. As soon as we stepped in we knew we were at a great place. The pizzas are very authentic & service was very efficient even though they were full of dinners. Will definitely be returning...More

Thank cdhanak
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We recently had lunch at this quaint little cafe. The service was excellent, with our waiter being particularly accomodating with my little boy. The food was ok. We ordered 2 salads and a sandwhich. The greek salad was more lettuce than anything else. The salmon...More

Thank thehungrytraveller10
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you love pasta then this is the place for you. Been there 10 times now and I have never been disapointed

Thank Johann397
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
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
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