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Papachinos

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40 Whisken Avenue, Midrand, South Africa
+27 (0)11 702 1234
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Another Power cut dinner

Our Electricity utility is driving people to local restuatants!! Quick and attentive service by trainee Brian. Chicken wraps and and burger all good. Chips a little overcooked. Reliable and consistently good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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  • Families with children
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Our Electricity utility is driving people to local restuatants!! Quick and attentive service by trainee Brian. Chicken wraps and and burger all good. Chips a little overcooked. Reliable and consistently good.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This place came recommended to us by our hosts while in Jo'burg, it was their favorite place to go (just around the corner) and now I see why, its a great family friendly (kids activites) restaurant with a small deli style area, great staff and amazing pizza and pasta, it was a big meal so made for a great breakfast... More 

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Midrand, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Papachinos is my new favorite restaurant. I have three children, aged 9, 3 and 1, and going out is normally not an option for our family. Papachinos has changed that. The restaurant has a huge kiddies entertainment area, is fully gated so the little ones can't wander off, and there are dedicated childminders watching the kiddies. There are two playgrounds... More 

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Midrand, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The venue is beautiful. Highly geared for kids. The problem is the food is not up to par. I have been there a few times over the years and the quality of food has declined substantially whilst pricing has increased. If you've got kids and don't really care about the food, it's the ideal venue for you.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Papachino's is literally 800m from my home, food and service excellent and a 'home away from home', for business, family or just a few drinks. Thanks guys always good to me.

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Midrand, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's great when my husband and I can enjoy abreakfast out and have our daughter with us, she happily plays in the safe play area. Service is a little off some days great on others, food is on point, so whether breakfast or lunch or even just a girls drinks afternoon, always a fun time to be had

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Midrand, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A nice lively family restaurant with excellent children's play facilities. Relaxing atmosphere allowing parents adult time together enjoying a drink and good food whilst children play in a safe environment. Worthwhile.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What a great family outing, be it breakfast lunch, dinner or anything in between for that matter. Went there with all the children and grandchildren and it is so safe to let the little one just do there own thing. Their are even child minders if necessary. Oh, the menu and service are great as well, typically Italian and value... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Papachino's remains top of the chain of restaurants in Midrand. Always great service with a smile (any good manager knows a smile can defeat the most obnoxious customer) and the food is ever tasteful. Other restaurants could learn a thing or two from these guys!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The trouble with Papchinos is that the whole world snd its dog adores this place!! We did not need to book for lunch but we did for sn early dinner. All I can say is that this vast place gets busier year on year snd is a blessing for families where children can go off and make their own pizzas!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Whisken Avenue, Midrand, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Midrand
  • Phone Number: +27 (0)11 702 1234

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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