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Ritrovo

103 Club Avenue, Pretoria, South Africa
0124605173
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Ranked #37 of 328 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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Pretoria
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic menu, great wine selection, personal attention, stunning location. Truly upmarket. Many restaurants promise to be Italian and then you get Pizza and maybe a bland pasta if you are lucky. This is the real stuff, nothing fake about it. You can feel and taste the love that goes into preparing the food.

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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food was very good ,service friendly and efficient. The atmosphere and scenic view over the suburb wonderful. Can recommend it to anybody!

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Having the reputation as one of the best in Pretoria, was was really a disappointment. The meals do not come cheap, the service wasn't really all there and the traditional presentation of specials varied from barely any specials from one manager to wow dishes from another. Lack of presentation, although good taste.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We accompanied friends to Ritrovo to celebrate a birthday. We were two couples and we were all in agreement that the food and service was excellent. The waiters were attentive, but not obtrusive. I enjoyed a perfectly prepared fillet (one of the best in recent months). The others enjoyed their oxtail and fish dishes tremendously. Well done Ritrovo for upholding... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were invited by friends to Ritrovo and because we in the hospitality business we love clean tables and at least white place mats or white table cloth for the image of a restaurant in Waterkloof. Nothing on table only a silver under plate. We were introduced with some wine( totally overpriced. My friends order the wine from a the... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Excellent does not begin to explain my experience - it was VERY good! food well prepared, attending to our big family group was good from waiter, bar and management. A surprise performance by two opera singers and the owner! The presentation of very plate was so inviting and dessert was a real treat.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a family celebration and it was decided we'll all meet at Ritrovo for dinner. We ate in the wine cellar; a room off to the left after entering the restaurant. I have been there once before but I am still unimpressed by the cluttered interior of the restaurant. I believe the owner opened an upstairs extension called Prive... More

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It seems a bit unfair to label this restaurant as I was part of a big party and we had a set menu so did not have a chance to sample the a la carte menu. However, the meal provided was unimaginative and poorly plated - a rocket salad was just that - a few pieces of rocket with a... More

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Pretoria
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went to Ritrovo with friends and we all ordered the special of the day. Two of us had duck which was soooo sweet it could have been a dessert, I had the lasagne which was completely tasteless. Food was disappointing to say the least. Two points: one for service, the other for location and the view over Waterkloof green... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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