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Pigalle

Michelangelo Towers Mall | Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
11 884 8899
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Ranked #22 of 728 restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Danville, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

It was a very good experience dining in this restaurant. Excellent menu and very friendly service. We were a team of eight and everybody ordered different dishes and all turned out to be excellent.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was invited by a good freind and associate to a business dinner. It had been some time since my last visit to Pigalles and I have forgotten how good this place is. From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. Every move was read with careful precision and no mistake was made with a wine list for... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

An excellent seafood menu and wine list. Food was very tasty but pretty much what you would expect for the pricing. At R500 on average per seafood serving I would have expected service commensurate with pricing, but this aspect lost them the 5th star. Service was a but slow and not quite as passionate as I would have expected in... More

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South of England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My first time at Pigalle and I was very impressed. Ambiance and service were both really good and I cannot fault the food at all. I had the Chorizio starter and then a fantastic seafood platter with huge langoustines and probably the tastiest calimari I have ever eaten. Shame I did not have room for desert !.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Absolutely wonderful, great food and atmosphere. Seafood was excellent and steaks as well. In a two week period, we visited 3 times and it was the crowd favorite by far in the Mandela Square area. Highly recommended.

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Durban, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had an amazing dinner here. The food was outstanding in every way. My friends had chicken, fish and fillet steak - each one raved about their meal. I had a salad with toasted almonds which was perfect. The creme brullee was a treat to dream about ! Loved everything about this place.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We ate at Pigalle Melrose Arch and the food was fantastic. The seafood platter was fresh and the service great! I will definitely go back. This is one of the best seafood restaurants I have eaten at outside of Cape Town.

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Dusseldorf
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We ordered 2 x Rack of Lamb which were not racks but untrimmed chops with lot of fat and more sheep than lamb. A rack of lamb is neatly trimmed at the bones to the meat and grilled as one piece and cut only after cooking. My meal was the Baby Kingklip, which was a real baby. The vegetables were... More

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Jhb
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

First of all, I do not expect a restaurant that sells first growth Bordeaux wines to present me with a bottle of red at about 22 degrees Celsius. At the very least the waitress didn’t use the “but it’s room temperature sir” line on me and went to chill it without argument, though it did end up being too chilled... More

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New York City, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I usually visit Pigalle when travelling on business, and it's been consistently reliable over the last couple of years. Good seafood, good wine list, and the best thing is the combination of flavors from former Portuguese colonies (dishes from or influenced by cuisines of Angola, Mozambique, Goa, Macau etc). Recommended.

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