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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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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
Excellent dinner

Piccolo Mondo is a surprisingly good restaurant in a rather showy resort-style hotel. High quality cooking & service. Very well priced. I recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Piccolo Mondo is a surprisingly good restaurant in a rather showy resort-style hotel. High quality cooking & service. Very well priced. I recommend.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A good place to go for a hearty continental hotel-style breakfast right in Sandton, even if you're not staying over. A good buffet selection of everything you'd expect to find. The service was alright, not great. I waited for ages for a cup of coffee for instance. But overall, a very good stop over on the way into work.

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Piccolo Mondo does not live up to the wonderful hotel where it resides. The restaurant is pretty, and has an Italian looking ceiling, but is NOT an Italian restaurant. Our waiter didn't know the menu. When we asked questions about entrees (on the regular menu, not specials), all he could do was point to the description on my menu... More 

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Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Worth a visit if staying in Sandton, very high quality food and service with some very 'interesting' menu items, the Blue Cheese Dessert was something else!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Came here for high tea. Food was decent, however, the service was absolutely terrible. There were so many staff members around, but they were completely inefficient! Although we booked a table beforehand, there wasn't a table setup for us upon arrival. When we were finally seated, we ordered tea, which took 20 minutes to be served and they served the... More 

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

DBosman84, 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 not to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The breakfast was excellent was a large variety to select from the Buffet. There items from the menu were excellent too. The highlight was the wonderful and friendly staff who went out of their way to meet our every need.

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

Dear Avron L, 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 

Miami, Florida
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Beautiful spot in keeping with design theme of Michaelangelo Hotel, in which it is located. Wait staff is very attentive and efficient. The restaurant is also a great meeting place for pre-conference meetings where you can enjoy time and opportunity to discuss business with prospects away from the hectic activity at the accompanying convention center.

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

Dear TheTravelingMan, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for future travelers. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. In a world where luxury has become a crucial requirement to the distinguished traveler, it’s important that luxury hotels maintain a certain mystique that invites their guests to continually return. I'm happy to... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Nice atmosphere. Very limited menu. Italian food? but only one steak dish has pasta? Won't go again. Food okay.

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

Dear Dorea F, 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 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

Dear Hardus E, 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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