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“Excellent italian in Stellenbosch”

Decameron Restaurant
Ranked #51 of 272 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Dont be fooled by the exterior or by the interior.... The food is classic fantastic italian. Real minestrone, pizza bianca, linguini, you name it.

Thank Hazeman
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

As evident from other reviews too, service is slipping at this iconic restaurant. We were a party of 8; me treating clients from Gauteng to dinner. The waitress insisted to remember all orders, including starters despite us suggesting she wrote it down. Needless to say our main courses arrived without starters which she forgot to order...we insisted on our starters and send the mains back. Our starters eventually arrived, but one order was missing! The last person's starter arrived when the others were already finished eating.
Our main courses arrived (again) and we suspected it was kept warm during starters. One order was wrong, but we couldn't bother and just ate and left.
The waitress also had the peculiar habit of touching everyone and leaning over the table to hand drinks and coffee to the other side....despite there being ample room to move around the table and serving each diner.
Food was OK but not great. Won't go there soon again.
An embarrasing experience!

Thank HansieSlim2014
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Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

I've eaten at Decameron many times and never had an issue with food there. But some of the waitresses, have certainly outstayed their welcome: abrupt and unfriendly.

Thank flyboyinternational
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Half an hour after placing my order I was told that the kitchen had lost it and I had to start again. The few waiters that were there couldn't cope with the restaurant that was about 70% full. Apparently it was because it was early in the year and student waiters had not yet been recruited. However, when the food did eventually arrive it was good quality.

Thank citrusbugman
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

We found ourselves returning many times to this wonderful family run restaurant to enjoy and work through the extensive menu. We are very picky about timing for food and they always managed our expectations well as sometimes the demand for the pizza oven can create delays at peak times.

The pizzas are very special, but pick times when they are not so busy

Thank Jellybellyfiddler
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