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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: Breakfast, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 136
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Nice for a change...

We visited Piccolo Mondo on a Friday evening earlier this year. The food is reasonable, not going wow but not enough to complain too much about either. What is lovely about the place is the almost New York feel about the restaurant and view outside from some of the tables. Also highly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Reviewer4477
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South Africa
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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South Africa
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited Piccolo Mondo on a Friday evening earlier this year. The food is reasonable, not going wow but not enough to complain too much about either. What is lovely about the place is the almost New York feel about the restaurant and view outside from some of the tables. Also highly suggested is to get there earlier and enjoy... More 

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Ascot England
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100 reviews 100 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had concerns about going to this restaurant as there are such great reviews for other restaurants in the area and some negatives about this one. We were very very disappointed. Good quality food was delivered luke warm. Vegetarians not catered for despite advance warning. Dishes not delivered to the right people, extras such as vegetables not even delivered. The... More 

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

Dear TweedieAscotEngland, We are truly saddened to read this review. Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback as it is the only way we can improve on our service. On behalf of my entire team and I, we would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the disappointment that you experienced. We would like to... More 

Gauteng, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We visited this restaurant due to load shedding and a seminar at the hotel. We arrived earlier than the dinner service but were still seated and offered menu's to order from.The staff were friendly and helpful, however the food was bland and tasteless. Loved the ambiance of the place. If the food were better I would recommend it for a... More 

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

Dear JacqiuAug, We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your visit. We hope to welcome you back soon to extend the service and food 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... More 

Ontario
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We ate here by default as our dinner plans elsewhere didn't work out so by the time we got here it was later than normal dinner time I guess because the place was empty. Basically we just wanted a decent meal and decent wine and that's what we got. There were only a few tables and others seemed to be... More 

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

Dear Bonnietheb, Thank you for your review of Piccolo Mondo. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, though we are sad to read that you did not receive the standard we are known for. Our highly qualified, experienced team are on hand to assist you and make your dining experience as memorable as possible.... More 

Sandton, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Celebrated my wife's bday there, and was the most special and amazing night ever. Loved every second

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

Dear Mashaan 2011, 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 

Mauritius
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

guess the pictures speak for themselves. We enjoyed a 5-course gourmet dinner at Piccolo Mondo, all paired with wines from Sumaridge. We simply adored the way the chef used local produces such as springbok, which we tried for the first time by the way. Another unusual food to add on our list:-) The food was superb and so was the... More 

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

Dear Tina 1606, Thank you for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your visit. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful evening with us and hope to welcome you back again very soon to experience more of our signature evenings. On your next visit please do let mdewet@legacyhotels.co.za... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I celebrated my anniversary dinner at piccolo mondo this year and it was the best overall of everything. We were serenaded outside by the pianist and then lead to our table where we were welcomed and congratulated with a table decoration. The service was warm and friendly. And the food was even better. To end off the night we were... More 

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

Dear Claudio G, 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... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was really impressive lunch we were served. the service also excellent Waiters - Thabang, Simon and Godfrey - well done!!

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

Dear MO10gadi, 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, South Africa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The venue is amazing .I decided to order the ostrich since it was one of their signature dishes.I ordered medium to well done and the ostrich was very bloody and it wasn't great. I wasn't impressed. The creme brulee was good but it could not make up for the bad main course.

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

Dear Nishan M, We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your visit. We hope to welcome you back soon to extend the service and food 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.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

To make sure I was fair and restrained, I waited a week to write this review. This place was absolute rubbish. Lets start with the service. The first waiter to serve us was almost leering at me which made both myself and my colleague really uncomfortable. We ordered quite an expensive bottle of wine and it was not drinkable, maybe... More 

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

Dear Audsthegreat, 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 colleague for this experience which is certainly not the standard we strive so hard to achieve. Your feedback has been noted and... More 

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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: Romantic, Special occasions

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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