For the best local Italian food, book a table at Caffe Mario, and enjoy an authentic meal supervised by owner Genarro and probably served by his son, after whom the eatery is named.
This is where the locals go for value for money Italian antipasti, primi and secondi, with the pizzas, pasta and chicken and meat dishes all highly recommended.
Dulci dishes include tiramisu and cheesecake to die for and it’s well worth popping in for an excellent espresso or cappuccino to enjoy as you watch the boats pass by, because the restaurant is located right on the waterfront at Knysna’s harbour.
Caffe Mario is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and closes only on Christmas Day. Booking is essential for dinner and be sure to book an outside table if the weather is good so that you can dine alfresco.