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“Great Italian lunch”
Review of Trattoria Luigi - CLOSED

Trattoria Luigi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cape Town
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Italian lunch”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We had a wonderful lunch here. The pasta is very tasty and they were able to add in extra meat to accommodate our taste. Calamari starter also very good. The service was great and the whole warm ambience gives a feeling of being in a friend's home in Italy. The only downside was a very rude couple complaining constantly about boring food and poor service which was strange as we had a completely different experience given the same service on the same day - will put this down to different standards but will definitely be back.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank capetownjax
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Like something out of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares...”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

So much drama at this restaurant, owner shouting at staff in front of customers, then shouting at customers, then singing really loudly. What on earth?! Our waitress was a sweetheart, and I felt really bad for her as she did not have much to work with in terms of atmosphere (something was just off from the second we walked in), food (my pasta tasted like regular pasta and sauce from a packet), and management. The manager bad mouthed customers to us and then acted angelic to their faces while bad mouthing the owner to them. Really odd, over-dramatic antics, crappy overpriced food and an all-round bizarre experience. Definitely wont return, but highly doubt this restaurant will last much longer anyway!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank RScheepers
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Luigis in Hout Bay.”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

This is another old house converted into a Restaurant which has been there for years but sadly what used to be a very popular restaurant has, after Luigi left, deteriorated considerably. The service, which is painfully slow, leaves a lot to be desired.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Carol B
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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice!”
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Pizza is very nice, other food also fantastic, excellent wine...and...very cosy! friendly people....will definitely go back

Visited March 2013
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Thank Mariane B
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Johannesburg
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Relaxed and comfortable Italian”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Don't expect sophisticated fare or environment, but the food is hearty Italian, with a big local clientele and everybody looking like they go there for the pizzas and pastas rather than the fancier menu items. Portions were big and pizzas were tasty. Real olives were used! (as opposed to pre-pitted tinned olives which may as well be plastic). Fairly limited wine selection but good value. Fair value all round.

Visited March 2013
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Thank wking21
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