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Michelangelos Piccolo Mondo

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Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, International
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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Bar with class

Had some after dinner drinks and really enjoyed the atmosphere, quality of service and variety of drinks menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Glenn L
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Had some after dinner drinks and really enjoyed the atmosphere, quality of service and variety of drinks menu.

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london
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Attended from the UK for what was billed as the Gourmet Evening. It was not!! whoever thought of 3 bottles of sparkling fizz type wine for the courses was clearly not the full bottle! The food was pretty, prissie, and harked back to the early years of nouvelle cuisine-all looks and no substance. For a dessert-who came up with a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The High Tea at the Piccolo Mondo restaurant was a fantastic experience! A calm and sophisticated setting with beautifully presented and delicious food. Our waitress, Revelation, was welcoming and wonderfully efficient. The birthday surprise was great fun and certainly added to the enjoyment of the afternoon. Highly recommended!

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

Dear GrandPree, 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'm happy to hear you enjoyed your High tea with us and on your next visit please... More 

Edenvale, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My hubby and I went there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were looking for a special place for a Sunday Lunch and were not disappointed. The service was exceptional. (Although I must say that for some reason the restaurant was empty. The weekly high tea starting at around 14h00 could be the reason for this as it filled up... More 

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

Dear Icrow18, 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 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The atmosphere was amazing, the decor was great, the staff were very helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The food was good it was for me the only area where they can improve although the food was wonderful there is room for improvement out of the 6 dishes between my partner and myself only 2 we weren't completely satisfied with, the... More 

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

Dear Peter V, 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 experience with us and hope to welcome you back again very soon to experience more of our signature experiences. Please do let us know when you will... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stunning restaurant, amazing service from Thabang exceptional waiter he went the extra mile and did anything he could to make the experience unique. Superb food (well done to the kitchen) and thanks to the manager Victor for making us feel welcome.

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

Dear tookieZA, 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'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and on your next visit please do let mdewet@legacyhotels.co.za... More 

Harare
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I were in Jnb for the weekend and decided to try out this restaurant. We are so pleased we did - what a wonderful evening. The staff were very welcoming and the service was exceptional. The wine steward is fantastic - and broadened our knowledge of digestifs! The food was great and full of wow-factor surprises. We... More 

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

Dear PSpong, We are thrilled to hear that you received the very best service. Our staff love to go out of their way to make your Piccolo Mondo journey one you will not soon forget and reading your review has reiterated this point. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review which means so much to... More 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We really enjoy our breakfasts at this wonderfull resturant when staying at the Michelangelo .The breakfasts are delicious with a wide selection .Excellent service from the staff at the restuarant. I also really enjoyed the view from our table overlooking the Nelson Mandela Square.

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

Dear Mohsena B, My team and I are delighted to read that you had a wonderful experience at Piccolo Mondo and thank you so much for writing such a positive review for future travellers. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized attention to our guests and always want to make you feel at home with us. Please do let us know... More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My husband surprised me with a weekend away for my birthday. I had no idea that he'd out do himself... We flew to Johannesburg, took the Gautrain to Sandton. On arrival, he then said we'd walk a little bit to out hotel, where reservations had already been made by one of his best friends who is currently living and working... More 

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

Dear Zeezonke, Thank you for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful journey with us, though short, and hope to welcome you back again very soon to experience more of our signature experiences. Please do let us know when you... More 

Durban
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I booked at the Michelangelo Hotel for our wedding Anniversary, it was amazing. Excellent service. I made a reservation at Piccolo Mondo, informing them of our anniversary. I was surprised when we finally arrived. We got the best table in the room, decorated with rose petals and candles. We were received by excellent staff. My husband was very impressed. The... More 

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

Dear Shona B, 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'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and on your next visit please do let... 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, Mediterranean, Contemporary, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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