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Magica Roma

5 Reviews
Italian, Pizzas, Seafood
Phone Number 0215311489 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Monday to Friday 12noon to 2pm

Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6pm to 10pm; Sundays closed

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Menu

Menu - Magica Roma Menu - Updated February 2020

Details

Cost
R110 - R190 avg main meal
Food
Italian, Pizzas, Seafood
Corkage
R50 per bottle
Cost
R110 - R190 avg main meal
Ambience
Coffee, Groups
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Child friendly, Dinner, Eat Out reviewed, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Vegetarian, Wheelchair

Location and contact

8 Central Square, Pinelands, Cape Town

Owner's description

Magica Roma is a traditional Italian restaurant with an unmistakable warm and friendly ambience. Under the watchful eye of energetic partners Ezio and Franco, who display genuine passion for their food, restaurant and their patrons.

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    Dining here feels like a visit to your favourite relative who happens to cook the most excellent food. Absolutely lovely place.
    Simply the best! Incredible, authentic Italian food, with awesome hospitality from the owners. Highly recommended if you are in the mood for Italian food.
    This old-school gem hasn't lost a bit of it's charm. Tucked away in an underwhelming shopping square, the doors of Magica Roma open to reveal an energetic, vibey, bustle - packed with adoring regulars and teaming with the warmth and aroma of Italy. The service was fantastic, only outdone by the exquisite food. Each plate simple, traditional and authentically Italian. Just a delight to experience. The wine list is predominantly Italian, but a decent handful of local labels have been selected. Pricing is very reasonable, considering the generous portions. Highly recommended for all ages and parties of any size, to anyone looking for an unpretentious, soul-nourishing plate of happiness.
    This place was highly recommended to us by friends who live in Pinelands, and it didn't disappoint. We went on an anniversary date and had pizza and pasta. Both absolutely delicious. We had a lovely female waitress serving us, who was on the ball and very knowledgable about the menu and the wine list. The owner is always walking around to see that everyone is happy, even if he is a little abrupt. We had crème brûlée for dessert, which blew my mind. We're saving the next trip there for our next anniversary. What a special place!
    I've been eating at Magica Roma for as long as I've lived in the Western Cape, which is going on 25 years. I've always loved the casual, relaxed atmosphere, the simple, good food and the personal attention of the owners. Very sadly, something seems to have gotten lost since the last time I ate there. We were a party of 8 and not one of us had what anyone could call a "delicious" meal. The plating was careless and uninspired - not even a lemon wedge on the fish plate. Just a couple of pieces of skinny swordfish, horribly over-cooked with an unappetising mess of pasta. The snail and polenta starter looked awful and didn't taste much better. My pasta Vongole was under-seasoned and tasteless. The service was painfully slow and indifferent - we waited almost an hour from being seated before placing an order and had to ask 3 times for olive oil and balsamic vinegar for the bread. Everything just lacked any kind of care or attention to detail. What a sadness, really, as dining here used to be a charming, warm and lovely experience.

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