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mamma roma

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dean street arcade | dean street, newlands, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We were taken here by some friends who are locals and the food was exceptional. One of the best steaks I've had in a long time. Best service we have experienced since we've been in Cape Town, they are all very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Hopefully we will be back one day!

Thank Tom S
Tzaneen, South Africa
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

2 for dinner. Fresh light Caprese salad to start with. I chose rack of veal grilled and served on a bed of mash potatoes and mushrooms.Superb! Great coffees and well priced Meerlust Pinot noir! Very good value and attentive service.

Thank aldor737
Kfar Saba, Israel
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

First night in Capetown Good food & atmosphere Tasty excellent service the fish was really good recommanded

Thank GozaliA
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

greeted by friendly staff perfect table and service and great atmosphere tables full but not on top of each other, i had roast veal with a mild gravy, perfectly cooked veg and roast potatoes which were the best!and i am Irish!!followed by tiramisu which rated in my top 10! great wine and a super supper.

Thank maireadh194789
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

When you stay in a B&B you need to eat out every evening. Sometimes we went somewhere upmarket and expensive, but some evenings we just wanted some plain home-made style cooking. I have stayed in the Newlands area about five times but never been very adventurous in looking for new places when seeking just an ordinary night out. This year... More 

Thank Casata2014
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

LEMON PRAWNS, LEMON PRAWNS, LEMON PRAWNS! Such a good local family run Italian restaurant. We have been coming here for years, and we always look forward to our visit & we are never disappointed. It's just a super place for an informal but great quality meal with attentive service.

Thank Jane R
Praslin Island, Seychelles
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

When in Cape town, you cannot miss having a delicious lunch or dinner in Mamma Roma. Being Hotelier and Restraurateur myself and holder of the French awards of the "Chaine des Rotisseurs" and of the "Ordre mondial des Gourmets Restaurateurs", I can professionally and honestly classify the Mamma Roma amongst the best Restaurants I have patronized in my long career.... More 

Thank Arturo D
Durbanville, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Mama Roma for my wife's birthday. I had snails and rump steak. My wife had fillet steak. As usual it was served to perfection. Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was fantastic. The owner Romano and his wife Christina made our evening a very pleasant one. We will definitely go there again and recommend... More 

Thank buyten
Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Mamma Roma......what an experience this little quaint restaurant is. A very bit of Italy in a location that is just fantastic. Food was superb and service was very attentive. Guess like any Italian restaurant the Chef was very audible. But to his credit the food quality is uncompromising. Definitely worth a visit. Though a reservation is probably recommended

Thank BeemerBoyCPT
Durban, South Africa
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109 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Have yet to be disappointed at this fantastic authentic Italian restaurant which we always visit on our trips to Cape Town. My only wish....they were open on Sundays! Actually they do deserve a day's respite, the serving staff are always so knowledgeable & efficient & we were blessed to have Sophie as our waitress, yesterday, lovely lass! The place was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: dean street arcade | dean street, newlands, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 021-685-2051
Its been in the Dean Street Arcade for many many years

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