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Cafe Mario

The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7250
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (124 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“focaccia” (11 reviews)
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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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301 - 310 of 834 reviews

Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Ordered with the family a breakfast along with flat white coffee. I ended up with a cappuccino and the waitress said this the way they do cappuccino here. If you don't know how to do it, just say it , don't fool the customer.

Thank ahmed1427
Reviewed 15 May 2016

3 people ,it was cold , we sat inside. Little crowded but ok. Food was very good and our waiter was great. Prices reasonable. No complaints!

Thank firecat46
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Regular visitor and always walked away happy. Great food served hot although the service slow when trying to settle the bill. Good location and local visitors abundant.

Thank Gatvol69
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Great service and consistently good food. Make that excellent food. Great service too. Usually my first and last stop in Knysna.

Thank jpereira2016
Reviewed 9 May 2016

After cooking a full English for guests at our guest farm Bellamanga Country House, I must say that it is a treat for Ray and I to escape and go to Cafe Mario most Wednesdays for a divine breakfast there - it never disappoints. Their...More

Thank Bellamanga
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Good food, however my pasta Alfredo was simply too rich and oily. Service was great and very attentive.... I think I just chose the wrong dish. My husband and son enjoyed their pizza tremendously.

Thank MlMuller
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Waiter was attentive, accurate and amusing. Coffee was good but not great. Venue was stunning. View was excellent and location is right on the lagoon with views

1  Thank Schadyman
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Great spot on the waterfront, close to the water and shops. Free wifi. Good selection and decent food. Service was good as well. Free wifi.

Thank bigwavedave15
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch so close to the waters edge. Everything on the menu is enjoyable and perfectly prepared. Price is reasonable, service varies according to the waitron. Owner management is evident.

Thank June v
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We love Mario's and keep returning! Never had a bad experience. Best Pizza's, wine and Mario's should always be mentioned in the same sentence!

2  Thank Metelerkamps
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Questions & Answers
29 December 2017|
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Response from Anurag66 | Reviewed this property |
No need to book now. Sometimes the place gets crowded so maybe you could book a day in advance.
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, View, Child-friendly
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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