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Michelangelos Piccolo Mondo

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Italian, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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135 West Street | Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 2196, South Africa (Formerly Michelangelo's Piccolo Mondo)
+ 27 (0) 11 282 7000
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: True to its name, the Piccolo Mondo really is “a world in one”, combined...
True to its name, the Piccolo Mondo really is “a world in one”, combined with superb food, excellent wine and a sophisticated ambience. The Piccolo Mondo instantly turns your visit into a distinctive culinary experience.Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served seven days a week in this magnificent restaurant, which overlooks the Nelson Mandela Square.
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  • 151
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic breakfast

Went for breakfast for my wife's birthday with not a lot of expectation but was blown away by the service, setting, plentiful buffet options and special breakfast menu. You will struggle to find better in Jhb!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Hardus E
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went for breakfast for my wife's birthday with not a lot of expectation but was blown away by the service, setting, plentiful buffet options and special breakfast menu. You will struggle to find better in Jhb!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Excellent service, friendly and efficient staff ensuring our experience and celebration was special. Thank you for the creation of wonderful memories to the Manager and staff.

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MichaelCDW, Manager at Michelangelos Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review

Dear Susan G, Thank you for your wonderful review of Piccolo Mondo restaurant, we are extremely happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I do hope we can welcome you back in the near future and please do let mdewet@legacyhotels.co.za know as we would love to make you feel even more at home with us. Kind regards, Michael... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The vast choice available always makes me look forward to having bfast there. Also, i have had the luck to have a lovely lady, her name was Mbali, serve me there. She was very attentive, taking extremely good care of me and my partners. I can highly recommend this place and thumbs up to Mbali for being there for us.... More 

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MichaelCDW, Manager at Michelangelos Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review

Dear Samsoum79, Our team are always more than delighted to read positive reviews and thank you so much for the wonderful comments. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized attention to our guests and always want to make you feel at home with us. I will be sure to pass on your positive comments to my team, we truly appreciate you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Food was good, but evening was spoilt by the exorbitant price charged for 750ml bottled water, R95 per bottle is just a sheer rip off, very disappointing

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Piccolo Mondo knows its standing on the food chain, it is on top!! It has a great balance between the quality of food on offer, service and ambiance. This establishment also has 'home ground advantage' in that it is housed at the prestigious Michael Angelo hotel in the heart of Mandela square in Sandton.

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MichaelCDW, Manager at Michelangelos Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review

Dear Buhle, Thank-you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for Piccolo Mondo, I love to share reviews such as this with the team! Please do let us know when you will join us again by sending an email to mdewet@legacyhotels.co.za so that we can make your next Piccolo Mondo visit just as memorable. Kind regards, Michael... More 

Johannesburg
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The high end tea always flawless and so delighted to have been invited not once but twice to this fine dining establishment. Pizazz, class and a must eve for that once off birthday, anniversary or special treat. Fine China, perfect high tea and breakfast just brilliant. Besides Sandton Square never fails to provide delectable spaces to spoil one self. A... More 

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MichaelCDW, Manager at Michelangelos Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review

Dear VanessaPerumal, Our team are always more than delighted to read positive reviews and thank you so much for the wonderful comments. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized attention to our guests. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your High tea with us and on your next visit please do let mdewet@legacyhotels.co.za know as we would love to make you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We had excellent service provided by Thabang that really made our breakfast special. Excellent quality food, Eggs Benedict & Spanish Omelette were outstanding. Would recommend & ask for Thabang, he was exceptional!

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MichaelCDW, Manager at Michelangelos Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review

Dear AHey 123, Thank you for your wonderful review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you had some time enjoy Piccolo Mondo restaurant. I will be sure to pass on your positive comments to my team, we truly appreciate you taking the time to write a review. I hope to welcome you back... More 

Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I was quite impressed by the interior of the restaurant. The furniture of the restaurant looked fancy and the harmony of furniture colour and carpet and walls, was also very nice. The quality of dishes and services were superb South Africa standard.

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MichaelCDW, Manager at Michelangelos Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review

Dear Marcus567, Thank you for your wonderful review of Piccolo Mondo restaurant, we are extremely happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I do hope we can welcome you back in the near future and please do let mdewet@legacyhotels.co.za know as we would love to make you feel even more at home with us. Kind regards, Michael de... More 

Johannesburg
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Firstly waiter service was poor. Tea served was warm not piping hot and selection pitiful. No loose leaf tea available. We requested fresh hot individual tea which arrived but with no new cups or saucers offered. Waiting staff were more comfortable talking with each other then serving the guests. The scones were excellent but the fresh sandwiches and savories had... More 

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MichaelCDW, Manager at Michelangelos Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review

Dear Vievoo1, We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your visit. We hope to welcome you back soon to extend the true experience that is expected from Piccolo Mondo Restaurant. Please would you be so kind as to email mdewet@legacyhotels.co.za on your next visit so that I can ensure it is a memorable one. Kind regards,... More 

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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Michel Angelo, is the top Hotel in Jo´burg, the service is very good. whenever you are in Michel Angelo Hotel at Mandela Square Sandton you may think you are in Italy. Very good service in the Bar.

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MichaelCDW, Manager at Michelangelos Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review

Dear Alexandre S, Thank you for your wonderful review of Piccolo Mondo restaurant, we are extremely happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I do hope we can welcome you back in the near future and please do let mdewet@legacyhotels.co.za know as we would love to make you feel even more at home with us. Kind regards, Michael... More 

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Additional Information about Michelangelos Piccolo Mondo

Address: 135 West Street | Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 2196, South Africa (Formerly Michelangelo's Piccolo Mondo)
Phone Number: + 27 (0) 11 282 7000
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
Cuisine: Italian, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 West Street | Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 2196, South Africa (Formerly Michelangelo's Piccolo Mondo)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: + 27 (0) 11 282 7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

Description

True to its name, the Piccolo Mondo really is “a world in one”, combined with superb food, excellent wine and a sophisticated ambience. The Piccolo Mondo instantly turns your visit into a distinctive culinary experience.Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served seven days a week in this magnificent restaurant, which overlooks the Nelson Mandela Square.

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