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Ritrovo

103 Club Avenue, Pretoria, South Africa
0124605173
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Ranked #40 of 327 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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75% 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 Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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18 reviews 18 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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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
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 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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22 reviews 22 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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