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Michelangelos Piccolo Mondo

135 West Street | Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 2196, South Africa (Formerly Michelangelo's Piccolo Mondo)
+ 27 (0) 11 282 7000
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Ranked #1 of 115 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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firenze
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is the second time that we eat in this restaurant. We must confirm our first impression, the food is delicious, well prepared and presented. Thanks to the wine selection proposed by our sommelier Itumeleng (apologies if we have wrongly written his name), we had the opportunity to travel around the best wineyards in South Africa. Great experience.

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

Dear donatist, We are truly honored to read that during your stay you received the very best experience with us. In a world where luxury has become a crucial requirement to the distinguished traveller, it’s important that luxury hotels maintain a certain mystique that invites their guests to continually return. Please do let us know when you will join us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

My name is Jonatham, I was a guest @the hotel with my wife Perry... I'll like to thank piccolo Mondo staff and Management for good service, especially service Maria hostess gave me was the best one ever . She welcomed us with smile and warmth, she gave us best table next to the window and she explained how does breakfast... More

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

Dear Jblue2, Our team are always more than delighted to read positive reviews and thank you so much for the wonderful comments. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Piccolo Mondo and I hope to welcome you back again very soon to spend some more time with us and on your next visit please do let mdewet@legacyhotels.co.za... More

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

Outstanding High Tea - warm atmosphere and friendly staff. My family always recommend this Restaurant - we have breakfast there regularly.

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

Dear JudyD163 Thank you for taking the time to post this review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our now famous Lindt chocolate high tea, our team works hard to constantly evolve our offering. Join us for a Sunday breakfast and enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival. We look forward to welcoming you back very... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Excellent ! Surprise for South Africa ! Real gourmet Italian kitchen, expensive but totally worth it. Highly recommended !

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

Dear Gabriel M Many thanks for your review on Trip Advisor. Our Chefs and entire team are happy that they could exceed your expectations of your dining experience here in South Africa, we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards Piccolo Management More

Johannesburg
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Warm welcome into the restaurant, with great decor and feels like a fine dining experience, but without the fuss. Beautiful view overlooking Nelson. Mandela Square. We were taken care of by Itumeleng, who was an incredible waiter, paying attention to detail. He overhead me wishing my guest Happy Birthday, and surprised us with a "smoking chocolate platter". Food was fantastic,... More

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

Dear LEMJohannesburg Many thanks for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. Your review has summed up what we here at Piccolo Mondo try to achieve all the time, a world class dining experience without being stuffy or pretentious. Thank you for personally mentioning Itumeleng, we are very happy he added to your dining experience and created... More

Singapore, Singapore
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675 reviews 675 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

No wonder this is the #1 restaurant in sandton. The service is great the moment you reach the entrance. The bread is warm and fresh. I got an amuse bouche at the start, so I know this is fine dining. The crayfish bisque was very good. And what was better was the free proscecco! I've eaten at hundreds of restaurants... More

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

Dear bcheong Many thanks for taking the time to port your review on Trip Advisor. Our team has worked hard to maintain the high standard here at Piccolo Mondo, so we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the entire experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon Regards Piccolo Management More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We celebrate women's day in SA on 9 August and booked a table of 8 to spend some girly time together. Their was a special high tea arranged for the day and the place was packed. The tables were beautifully decorated and promised an afternoon of good food and company. Unfortunately only one of these were delivered upon! The buffet... More

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

Dear bcheong Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments and your experience of Piccolo Mondo on Trip Advisor, we value your comments. Allow me to express my sincere apologies to you and your guests for this experience which is certainly not the standard we strive so hard to achieve. Your feedback has been noted and... More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

THANK YOU to the Staff and Ellen who organised everything for me. We had 13 people at a lovely table. The service was excellent, quality of food excellent, ambiance excellent, value for money - more than expected, everything was excellent. Thanks again!! We will be back!

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

Dear 53GJS, Thank you for your lovely review of our High Tea and we are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful Birthday and that we met every one of your expectations, and more, brings me so much joy. Our employees are dedicated to our guests and this is apparent in their personalised and attentive service which has earned... More

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The staff are very nice and tried hard but really not much training on the wine list. The food was not to the level we would have expected in the hotel - quite ordinary.

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

Dear Karen H, Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor, we welcome all feedback. Please accept our sincerest apologies for Piccolo Mondo not living up to your expectations on the day. This is certainly not the standard we adhere to and usually strive for faultless service and perfection. We will take your comments into consideration in order for this... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a very enjoyable lunch however,it was marred by a tiny flaw. My daughter found a minute sliver of blue ? in her pasta. It was immediately whisked away and the mystery was resolved in that it had been a piece of glove that was cut. The ambiance of the restaurant, service, and Pol Roger was divine.

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

Dear FredaV, It was an absolute delight having you with us and thank you for your wonderful review as well as your return the following week. I hope to welcome you back again very soon to spend some more time with us and on your next visit please do let mdewet@legacyhotels.co.za know as we would love to make you feel... More

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