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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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Durban, South Africa
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Enjoyed an early dinner - had one of the salads which was bursting with flavour and a great assortment of ingredients. The home made Limoncello is delicious.

Thank SeptemberAnnie
Milan, Italy
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The meal was 1st class. Ab fab. Service (Sophie!!!) nicest and kindest, yet discreet waitress. Kinda place where you want to go for a truly magnificent meal on Friday evening after a really hard day at work.

Thank qfadrat
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

To celebrate birthdays last month, we (6 of us) went to lunch at Mamma Roma and followed it by dinner the following week! The waitress, different on both occasions, was excellent. We had rissotto, grilled sole, ox tail (the helping a bit small), sirloin steaks (2), slices of veal, followed by ice cream with hot chocolate sauce (1), Cheese cake... More 

Thank peter r
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Always good, Owners always available.Stylish setting. Good Italian vibe and Menu. Nice ambiance. Wonderful homemade Limoncello. Try the veal.

Thank susandph
Saint Julian's, Malta
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179 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a great place. Ask for Rudis salad. One of the best in the world. Situated in one of the most affluent areas of SA this restaurant has managed to stay affordable, offer excellent service and lovely cuisine. Enjoy. Great menu and service.

Thank saswcpr
Praslin Island, Seychelles
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Since many years with my wife we are patronizing Mamma Roma and we have to say that the quality of the food served, under the professional supervision of Chef/Owner Romano and his team, is of the highest quality and very constant in the various choices offered in the menu. Italian food means really Italian food with Romano. The service, under... More 

Thank Arturo D
Cape Town, South Africa
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

When You come here Its Home from Home and if your e Italian Italia Home from ItAly Romano and Cristina are gems and the staff arte all too the fare is special minestrone like in Italy and the selection of Maine corse to morire - die - for lite rally so i think all in all not Home from Home... More 

Thank drpaulfoodlover
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

There were 10 of us lots of very good food and drink consumed. So cheap to eat and drink amazing. Good atmosphere very buzzy.Lovely staff and good service.

Thank Linda S
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

We only ordered a main course but it took a VERY long time to come out. I was disappointed that they do not make their own pasta anymore. Their homemade ravioli used to be excellent. The kingklip which we were assured was fresh, was still frozen in the inside and watery on the plate. A wedge of lemon that had... More 

Thank Monteverde7
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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416 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We returned to this Italian gem after one month, looking forward to some more authentic Italian comfort food. And, once again, it delivered. If you are a veal fan, try the Saltimbocca. For sheer flavour, this is close to the best I have ever tasted, accompanied by creamy mash. My wife, as ever, declining to eat what is actually on... More 

Thank grahamee

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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?