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Ritrovo

103 Club Avenue, Pretoria, South Africa
0124605173
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Ranked #28 of 323 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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77% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I had been to Ritrovo twice, & have in general found the food to be disappointing for the price paid & would expect much better pasta for a restaurant that is dedicated to Italian food. On the first occasion , the past was very sloppy, with far too much very thick sauce, & on the second occasion, the ravioli was... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We trusted the Rossouw's Guide with the three stars it had awarded Ritrovo, as we had often agreed with their choice of top restaurants such as Cube, Waterkloof, or Mosaic. However, the accolade it has officially given Ritrovo does not correspond to the high culinary standard achieved by the places aforementioned. As a starter, we were served disappointingly vapid queen... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were a party of 10 at the end of a very demanding work week and wanted a good meal in a relaxing environment. We found it and more at Ritrovo. Service excellent and we were treated to several delightful and outstanding operatic buskers who were very charming and provided a short, excellent performance. I will certainly return here when... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Whilst a spacious restaurant, it somehow captures intimacy that gives a feeling of being "home away from home". From reception to being seated, the staff members give exuberance that yields a warm welcome. The command for the menu specials was given with so much confidence such that our expectations were raised quite high. Indeed, the quality of food that was... More

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

Best food I've ever had and some of the most lovely and friendly people I've ever met.I love going their and will never stop going!ps, Try the spaghetti.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had a excellent fillet steak and my other guest pasta. The food, wine , service was excellent. We had a late evening dinner

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Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Italian flair, great view of Waterkloof Ridge, great service and awesome food. They boast an impressive wine collection - try the Italian wines, you will not be disappointed. Best calamari, expertly prepared. Great steaks too.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Having pre booked, it was disappointing to have to eat lunch, on Mother's Day, in the Deli section. Wine's are excessively overpriced. Meal was mediocre, did not even bother with dessert. It will be a long time before we will be returning.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I do not consider that the cook knows that the word blends..... This pasta goes directly in the garbage in Italy

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

What bugs me, how can you charge these Ridiculous prices and then you can't even do a Steak? Pathetic food. How can you have a chef that are more worried to make comments on what you eat than to worry about the quality of the food. We had to fight the flies the whole afternoon. Big reputation, Even Bigger Disappointment.... More

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