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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 111 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
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Pretoria, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Midrand, South Africa
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

On the last Friday of the month, Piccolo Mondo offers a 4 to 5 course meal and wine pairing with some of the top cellars in South Africa. Last Friday was done with the Cavalli Stud and Wine farm. The restaurant seems to have reviewed its' portion sizes, so that it was possible to do justice to the beautifully presented... More

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

Dear CathieWebb Thank you very much for your review of our Cavalli gourmet food and wine dinner, we value your feedback. We invest a lot of time and effort into the menu and wine pairings for these evenings, so I’m glad that you enjoyed the pairings, they often take up to 5 tastings before they are perfected. We next host... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Pretty surroundings and friendly staff, had a soup starter that I found could have been a main course. Then had veal tortellini which was okay and the creme brûlée, now I am a big fan of this classic but the jam added to the mix was unnecessary. Wine list had good options.

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

Dear Fourie2014 Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We thank you for your support and your feedback regarding our portion sizes, your feedback has been passed onto our Executive Chef for him to investigate. Our signature wild berry crème brulee is our take on a classic and I am disappointed to... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stayed at the hotel for 3 nights recently and it was by far one of the best breakfasts we have had. The food was fresh and the selection vast. What made it memorable though was the attentive and genuinely friendly service we received every morning from all the staff in the restaurant. The staff were extremely professional and went out... More

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

Dear ITNyathi Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so the Chef and his team invest a lot of time in making our offering extra special, he is really glad that you enjoyed it. Many thanks for personally mentioning Nathi, he is an asset to... More

Johannesburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

I was greeted and treated absolutely incredibly well and the service through out the evening was nothing other than excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant and they have made a loyal customer out of me. Thank you Mike.

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

Dear Lvejosh Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear that Mike and his team made your experience here at Piccolo Mondo a memorable one, now that you have enjoyed a dinner with us, you really must give one of our gourmet food and wine dinners a try!... More

Johannesburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We visited for our one year anniversary celebration and the whole experience was fantastic! From the moment we walked in the door, the maître d' of the evening was well presented, polite and present the entire evening. The table was clean and beautifully set, the atmosphere was wonderfully peaceful and we really enjoyed the background music as well as the... More

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

Dear AshDJ Thank you so much for your review posted on Trip Advisor, we really appreciate the positive feedback. Thank you for personalising this review, it is a great way for us to gauge which staff members are excelling at what they do, we put a lot of effort into making special occasions extra specials so I'm happy to hear... More

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

During our stay at the Michelangelo Hotel in the second week of June 2014, we had dinner in the restaurant on two occasions (and breakfast on three occasions). The food quality was excellent (especially the kingklip and sea bass options in their main course line fish choice) and the wine list (mostly sourced from the Western Cape province) was extensive... More

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

Dear Graham A Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor. Our staff that you mentioned by name are very appreciative of the feedback, they are very happy that they could make your stay more enjoyable. Thank you for your positive comments regarding our wine list and line fish, our Mauritian Sea bass is delivered daily from sustainable... More

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