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“If only there was a zero star rating!!!!!”

Mario's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #306 of 1,206 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Price range: US$1 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: In existence for over 30 years, Mario's is one of the oldest restaurants in Cape Town and was opened by Mario and Pina Marzagalli in 1971. For the past 12 years Pina has been at the helm, and runs the restaurant with the assistance of her two children Marilena and Marco. Pina, with her vivacious personality and great charm has built up a loyal following of customers and the walls of the restaurant bear witness to this, as every available space is covered with names and comments from satisfied customers over the past 30 years.
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This the worst restaurant I have been to!!!!! We where not made to feel welcome buy the stuck up waiter who was not at all grateful for our trade! The menu was handed to us and we where told that half of what we ordered was of the menu but we had to make do! When the food arrived it was below par and was not worth the large sum we had to pay!

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Thank lukeguy
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Probably the very best Italian food restaurant in Cape Town

Established 40 years ago and the tradition lives on

All meals are prepared in the kitchen No frozen food here

Mama is a delight ( she cries when Italian music is played )

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Thank 871edieh
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

it was very near our stay. situated on the Main street the high speed life can be experienced form near distances. the services were fast, reasonably charged and warrants a second innings.

Thank ajitkale
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

I have been a regular at Mario's for more than 20 years. I can highly recommend the home-made ravioli with cream and mushroom sauce or with cream and tomato sauce. On the dessert menu the semifredo is also highly recommended.

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Thank TJK61
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Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Dreadful! The only redeeming feature was a pizza that cost R120. The rest of the slop tasted dreadful at Top 10 prices!
Outrageous that this place survives in a city filled with good and great restaurants.

1  Thank CraigTHarding
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