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103 Club Avenue, Pretoria, South Africa
0124605173
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Ranked #19 of 357 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Ristorante straordinario! Even though it was their last day of trade for 2014, they treated us like real Italian's do! Vi consigliamo Ritrovo Ristorante!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Ritrovo is a wonderful place to come with family or friends to share in a feast. The Italian co-owner and executive head chef, Fortunato, aims to recreate Italy, not only with the cuisine, but also with the decor, ambiance and the deli that sells Italian delicacies. He also has a range of his own award-winning wines and has hosted the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were looking for an real Italian restaurant on the Internet, and when I saw Ritrovo something about the pictures drew me to it. We arrived without a booking and they made a table available for the two of us. Our waiter was on the ball, explaining everything that we needed to know. The chef, owner and managers all came... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Had a fantastic end of year lunch there. Food was superb, particularly as we placed ourselves in Fortunato's capable hands! He is clearly very passionate about what he does and, having travelled extensively in Italy myself I can confirm the authenticness of his cooking. Superb atmosphere and lovely view from the balcony just adds to the overall experience.

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Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This restaurant is far away from downtown. But if you're an Italian food lover, it worths spending some Rands in a taxi. I had lamb kidneys which were second to none and then "tagliolini alle vongole col vino bianco" which was ok (home-made pasta). Service is rather unprofessional but friendly. Decor is not up to standards but ambiance will eventually... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I took clients for dinner. The atmosphere was absolutely great - especially when the chef did a singing solo! Lots of personal attention from the chef and owner, also introducing some good wines that we could buy afterwards. Food was good. Not the best I ever had, but good. Portions not huge, but not too small either. Price definietely not... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wonderful bistro to enjoy a good Italian meal, backed with a selection of very good wines! Celebrated my wife's first house sale as a new estate agent!

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Pretoria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are looking for superb cuisine, the perfect ambiance and awesome service..... then Ritrovo is it!!!

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Surrey, England
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a rare one for me, I'm voting 4 for a restaurant where I didnt really enjoy the food that much. Why:? 1. I chose badly, whilst everyone around me chose well and enjoyed great dishes.The starters of lambs kidneys being the biggest hit. 2. Arias from two sopranos from the state opera really lifted the mood of the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I'm always happy when the chef leaves his kitchen long enough to check on his guests and make sure all are aware of the passion and planning that went into his creations. But when he indulges us all with an impromptu opera... Well that was just really special! Professional and properly trained waiters attended to our every need, and the... More 

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Additional Information about Ritrovo

Address: 103 Club Avenue, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: 0124605173
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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