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“great in every respect”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Posticino Hout Bay

Posticino Hout Bay
Ranked #5 of 64 Restaurants in Hout Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$14
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Simon's Town, South Africa
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“great in every respect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Booked here for Mothers Day Lunch. It was packed but everything was up to expectation. Food was great and was very timeous, service and attentiveness of the waiter and management above reproach. Will be back.

  • Visited May 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“first visit and very disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

i went to posticino a couple of weeks ago and will never go back again. the location is beautiful and that was the only good part of being there. it was a late sunday afternoon and the place was not very busy at all. a lot of staff standing around and still took 15 minutes to get a drink. we ordered a garlic bread which was tasteless and a Napoletana pasta that was more like cheap tomato sauce on over-cooked pasta. my friend ordered a cream based pasta that was watery and bland and the pasta was also overcooked. the owner came to our table to see how things were with a sleeveless shirt, hairy armpits, and shorts leaning over the table and the food. I was absolutely disgusted by his actions and the food and will never go back.

  • Visited March 2014
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3 Thank tatoojew
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice location, good pizzas, good prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

While not the best pizza place in Hout Bay, this recent addition clearly stepped ahead of the others very quickly. The pizza's are good, the prices are good too (including for wine), and the location, with a view of the mountains behind Hout Bay, is great - especially on a warm evening when you can have a spot on the deck. Inside is decorated nicely - very quaint, very "Italian", with murals of Hout Bay, etc.
Service is good, although when the place is full some patience is required - which, with the good vibe, isn't bad.
If there's one thing I didn't like is that the mineral water is imported Italian water. I can live with, for example, imported Italian wine (not that they have any) - different grapes, winemakers, terroirs, styles, but water? The local water tastes just as watery, and quenches thirst just as well, so importing bottled water from overseas seems like a serious ungreen thing to do.
Tap water is provided as an alternative - however - but maybe if everybody could indicate that carting water around the world is not a good idea, maybe they'll go local!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank 788GuidoZ
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Gilroy, California
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A most memorable birthday for Kait”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

Great food and even better service for my grand daughter, Kait, who celebrated her second birthday with a staff that genuinely worked to have her enjoy a most special day. The owners and service staff all seemed to go out of their way to make it happen. Such a warm staff, such great food.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Blasjas26
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Just How Mama Made It!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Always a great buzz here, book a table on the deck to maximise your experience with a view across the bay. The service is always superb, they have spent some time training their staff always helpful with recommendations. Now more importantly the food... well where to start.. fresh simple fare, beautifully cooked, simply presented. A great evening out for good simple food and fun.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank PMyson
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