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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 113 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
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English first
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 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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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The restaurant is a little pricey but the well-prepared, timely served food and wonderful staff are worth every penny. Quiet atmosphere, perfect for couples.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

On a recent visit to Johannesburg, we wanted to entertain some friends who had previously extended their hospitality to my wife and me, so telephoned prior to our arrival, to book a round table for ten persons for dinner. After checking in, I went to the restaurant to check that all was in order and was shown to a long... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The occasion: a friend's birthday. All the girls (15 of us) went for high tea. Price: R195pp (incl tea). Any other drinks are over and above this already high price. As an example, a small 200ml soft drink costs R30! Exorbitantly priced. The service wasn't anything to write home about... We had to ask for drinks that we had ordered... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I had recently booked the Piccolo Mondo restuarant for my sister's surprise babyshower. The ladies at the reception of PIccolo Mondo restuarant I must say are very unfriendly and off putting, rude and unhelpful. But anyway we had a specific waiter his name is Everisto Robbin. He took care of us like royalty. My guests are really impressed and we... More

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

Dear malisha s Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor, we welcome all feedback. Your comments regarding our reception staff will be investigated and corrective action will be taken. On the plus side I am thrilled to hear that Everisto made your day, your review will be shared with all our staff to highlight how excellent service is rewarded... More

Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Amazing food and great service. Eric was very friendly and he served the wine in a very unique way. It was weekday so we had a quiet, calm and perfect dinner, I loved it!

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

Dear JuMarques Many thanks for your personal feedback about Eric, he is a true asset to our team and I will definitely share your comments with him, happy to hear you enjoyed the food, wine and service. Safe Travels Regards Piccolo Mondo Management More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A great evening. An excellent setting overlooking NM Sq. Excellent menu and extensive wine list. Food was superb and the wine great.

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

Dear John P Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the food and wine selection, we look forward to hosting you again very soon. Regards Piccolo Mondo Management More

Pretoria, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I decided to treat my wife for her birthday at Piccolo Mondo and although the restaurant have a good atmosphere I was rather disappointed with the menu. As a vegetarian I was surprised not to see any vegetarian dish on the menu and upon request I was offered a pasta meal with no parma ham. The dish was tasteless and... More

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

Dear Martin017 Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that your lamb dish was a success Our service and culinary team will ensure that we have a more comprehensive vegetarian offering available, freshly made to order. Regards Piccolo Management More

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Just a really pleasant Italian; a lovely place not only to eat, but also to sit outside on the square, watching the beautiful people at play. Could happily spend hours here!

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

Dear whothefox Many thanks for your review on Trip Advisor. Our location certainly is one of the best in Sandton overlooking the now famous Nelson Mandela Square, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the food and service and on your next visit to South Africa we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Piccolo Mondo Management More

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