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“As good as ever”

Papino's Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 67 Restaurants in Hout Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$12
Cuisines: Italian
Description: "Where traditional Italian cuisine meets a contemporary twist"
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Description: "Where traditional Italian cuisine meets a contemporary twist"
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We recently celebrated my birthday with family and some friends at Papinos. We have been going there since our arrival 25 years ago and it is the same as it was then. The service was attentive, the wine list is long and reasonably priced and the food like home cooking. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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Thank hanns b
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

What a gem this place is! We have been visiting each trip for the past ten years. It is now under new management of "Sally", who started here as a waitress. Obviously she has learnt all the key aspects of how yo run a successful restaurant as the meal we had was outstanding. Basically it is Italian style cooking with a good selection of pastas & pizzas, supplemented by a good choice of meat and fish dishes with daily specials (which appear to change weekly!). We started with potato skins which came with two tasty dips then my wife tried the Lasagna (one of her favourites) which lived up to expectations, and I tried the Tagliatelle Speciale- both dishes were very generous in size, so much so that we struggled to finish them, but they tasted so good that we were determined to not leave even a taste on the plate. Dishes were well presented, served piping hot, tasted lovely and the waitressing staff were friendly and helpful. An added bonus here is that you can rake your own wine, without any corkage charge. The charging level for the various dishes were very reasonable. This establishment has an open pizza oven which is on view and adds to a welcoming homely atmosphere. We enjoyed the experience so much that we are going again tonight - 3 times out of six in the vicinity tells it all. Sally and her staff deserve to make a huge success from this venture. Ancient Travellers.

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Thank DenisWendy
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

We always enjoy eating here and have never been left wanting. Great food, excellent service and a place to keep going back to.

Thank Doug_Cartlidge
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We have been frequenting this restaurant since '99 & although it has changed hands the basic recipe remains the same.... we find it consistent with good very pleasant staff & great value.
Our only criticism would be the scarcity of veg which tends to be a small dish of stir fried whatever is available..... but that said their steaks are brilliant & their pizza's excellent. We always visit a few times when in The Cape. Don't go there for any views but do go there for good old fashioned decent food with great value & good pleasant service. The locals like it..... what else can I say?

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Thank WishIWasSailing
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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

Never been before but will eat here on the next visit to Hout Bay.
Great value & excellent quality.
The Pork steak was superb along with the Ostrich fillet.
Used by a lot of locals and a great take away pizza place.

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Thank Ilkleygirl
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