Melkbosstrand the Helpful Police Station

Written by Uli Stamm - Owner / Chef. Posted in Uncategorised.

Just to let you know how helpful our police are in Melkbosstrand.

One Monday Evening quite recently, the day before our off-day our restaurant music device, an  I-pod, was stolen. Now you can imagine for us this is a big thing never mind the loss of the device we had years of carefully crafted music playlists for the restaurant on it.

On the Tuesday I went through our CCTV footage from the day before and located the thief, one of my staff members, red handed.

THe next day, Wednesday, I informed the police and they were very quick to react and apprehended the culprit as he pitched up for work to work,

Two hours later I had my I-pod back.This was thanks to constable Wanda Madubela, who interrogated the suspect. The incident was sorted out quickly and came to a happy end.


Thank you to all the policemen and police women at Melkbosstrand Police Station, you guys are the best for ensuring the safety of our community.

Uli Stamm Owner /Chef

tripadvisor reviews don't count?

Written by Maranellos. Posted in Uncategorised.

We challenge you to write a very possitive review for us on TripAdvisor now and see if your positive review ever gets posted.
See for yourself!


Maranellos has been informed by many regular customers that their positive reviews submitted to tripadvisor have never been posted. So Maranellos decided to investigate the problem and in doing so found the following:

Hungry For Points

Trip Advisor ..... Full of fake and Biased reviews??? - Reddit Travel review

What you don't know about tripadvisor

Don't Trust Them |

Make TripAdvisor More Useful By Ignoring These 8 Types Of Biased Reviews

and lastly to prove a point that people are more motivated to place negative than positive reviews here is
consumeraffairs website's review posts and rating of tripadvisor themselves

So should you trust tripadvisor for average review results?

From the information gathered it seems that others feel that tripadvisor themselves are not so "lekker!".
It would appear that they are being accused of publishing or not publishing review posts based on their relationship with the venue being reviewed, basically of being biased against those that don't pay them for advertising. If it is so that not all subitted reviews are being fairly posted then can the tripadvisor review average for a venue be counted?

As an honest business Maranellos will not be party to any deception and will not stoop to buy positive reviews from any individual or organisation.

Maranellos does not purchase advertising from tripadvisor.

What is our opinion on the matter?

Maranellos does not ask readers to ignore bad reviews on tripadvisor, as we do take all critism very seriously and always act on it to improve our service as we are very careful of our reputation, but you need to realise that there are also a lot of positive reviews that we are aware of that where submitted by regular diners at Maranellos that are missing from tripadvisor and therefore ask that you take this into account when using tripadvisor alone to decide whether or not to try Maranellos for the first time. We urge you to also see our reviews on the many other media such as Facebook and Google, as well as and most importantly just visit Trattoria Maranello and decide for yourself...
            they always say "the proof is in the  ah...tiramisu!"

the food at Trattaria Maranello is great!

And if very happy with Maranellos, we challenge you to write a review now and see if your positive review ever gets posted. See for yourself!



Please note that while Maranellos does not support tripadvisor or their business model, for our own reasons, and this statement should be viewed as a separate issue to the points rased by others in the linked pages above Those linked pages contain statements that are the opinions and experiences of others and Maranellos cannot and does not ultimately warrant the accuracy of that information and therefore cannot be held liable for any use or reliance you may make of or put on it.

criticism seriously



A Little Travel Gift from Maranellostravel tips gift from Maranellos

If you are traveling please do take a look at this wonderful article by one of our Maranellos fans "Jane". 
50 Best Travel Tips from 10 Years of Travel 

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view of Melkbosstrand beachfront from Trattoria Maranello


Seasons Greetings!

Written by Super User. Posted in Uncategorised.

Merry Christmas!


Please Note that we will be closed on Christmas day (25 Dec 2014), Boxing day (26th Dec 2014) and New Years day (1st of Jan 2015) and will be clossing early (4pm) on New Years Eve (31 Dec 2014), we appologise in advance for any inconvenience this might cause you but hey!..       ...Even Chef Uli has to party some time ;)

About us

Written by Super User. Posted in Uncategorised.


Welcome to Trattoria Maranello

Traditionally the Italian Trattoria is a casual local eatery with a seasonal menu of Chef’s specialities. It has always been my passion to bring the real culinary traditions of Italy and the Mediterranean to my restaurants and “Maranello” is my way of sharing this experience. We proudly use locally raised and organically grown ingredients wherever possible and make sure high quality imports are used wherever necessary. Our menu is designed to encourage you to sample many different items and to share with your table. We also offer flexibility in the way you order your meal. Dinner can be anywhere from one to six courses – as extravagant or as simple as you like. My team and I are honoured to cook for you and look forward to seeing you again and again and ………

Maranellos collage

Buon appetito

A few things to note……..

    • Good Things take time !!
    • All dishes are prepared “al minuto”
    • Our Mains are accompanied by stir-fry-vegetables or a side- salad and a choice of pasta or rice
    • Kids under 10 may have ½ portions for half the price
    • Kids under three are welcome to eat for free
    • If you have any food intolerance please let us know

Enjoy an aperitif while you browse the menu…

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