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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 97 restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 4 year Anniversary at Piccolo Mondo and what a wonderful experience it was. From the minute we walked in, we did not stop smiling. We were pleasantly surprised with flowers and a card. The food, wine and service were absolutely great. The waiters were friendly and gave incredible service from beginning to end. We... More

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

Dear MarissaWild Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor, we value your feedback. My Team and I are very happy that we could make your anniversary celebration a memorable one; we look forward to hosting you again very soon. Thank you for choosing Piccolo Mondo. Kind Regards Jeff Lopes Management More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We were fortunate to have the experience of dining at Michelangelos Piccolo Mondo restaurant. The staff were very attentive and made us feel most welcome. We had a delicious meal and my husband says the Lamb Duo was the best lamb he has ever eaten. It would be a good addition to the menu, I feel, if they had a... More

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

Dear amandaindexing Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor, we truly value your feedback. I am thrilled to hear that you were so well looked after, and the Chef and his team thank you for your positive comments on the Lamb Duo, this is indeed 1 of our signature dishes we are glad to hear that the... More

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit to the restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised at the good food and excellent service received. The menu caters to all tastes. The food prices are competitive and the food excellent. Drink prices are a little excessive but bear in mind the restaurant is in an upmarket hotel.

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

Dear Jonny6001 Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, our team here at Piccolo Mondo work hard to exceed the expectations of all our patrons so thank you for your positive feedback. The Chefs and our team are really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Excellent service amazing food was very impressed overall with the treatment and hospitality. We will definitely be back again in the future. We will suggest it to anyone and bring family and friends. The ambiance and atmosphere is very welcoming overall

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

Dear Lara H Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor, my team and I value your feedback. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us; my staff and I are always very motivated to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon, Regards Jeff... More

Jo'burg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We were here for a birthday celebration. We had a voucher for the dinner & were given their set menu for this, but I didn't like the small choice of meals, so asked for the normal menu to choose from with the wider selection & which they happily obliged ;) The service was very good & the food delicious. I... More

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

Dear Butterflywings77 Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor, my staff and I value your feedback. I’m happy that we made your birthday celebration a special one, that’s what we here for!! Thank you for your very positive comments on our food and service this is always very motivating for our team. We look... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We go for high tea about once a month, but havent had the opportunity to go this year. We decided to go last Sunday, and after viewing the website (as usual), it stated that high tea would be served in Il Ritovo (as usual), and the Lindt one too, so i phoned and booked. Upon our arrival, they hadnt made... More

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

Dear AngieFouche Thank you for sharing your comments regarding our high tea offering here at The Michelangelo. The content of our web site will be revised, so thank you for pointing out that it was miss leading, please allow me to clarify our high tea offering: We serve high tea 7 days a week, during the week our high tea... More

Heidelberg, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

As a "welcome back" in south-Africa, I was given a hilife voucher to get dine at the Piccolo Mondo. It says 6 course meal. I would never be able to afford a meal in a restaurant like this for my husband and I, so we were both excited to go, even if it was a long drive from home (took... More

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

Dear AudreyvH3 Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us on Trip Advisor, we value our guests comments. I must assure you that my team and I treat all our guests equally, there is no difference between yourself or a walk in guest at Piccolo Mondo, so the fact that you were made to feel this... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Staying in Sandton, and Johannesburg, for the first time I figured I'd try out the best restaurant available and check out Nelson Mandela Square at the same time. I was a solo walk in with no booking and the staff were very accommodating though they were clearly busy. I had the springbok carpaccio and the ostrich main and thought both... More

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

Dear Matthew B Welcome to South Africa! Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor, honest feedback is the only way we can improve. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us, we will work hard on ways to improve the dining experience we offer our guests, I look... More

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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Having just arrived back in Johannesburg I picked this restaurant to celebrate our first Valentine's dinner back in the country. We were ignored by the waiters for a while and were eventually given a wine list. The sommelier was good and had a reasonable knowledge of the local and imported wine. There was a set menu for the night and... More

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

Dear Craignjanet Thank you for your feedback on Trip Advisor, it is the only way we can improve our service. Please accept our sincere apologies for your Valentine"s Day dinner not being up to your expectations. The service comments you have made are indeed unacceptable and have been addressed with the relavant staff. I assure you that this is not... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I want to start by saying thank you to all the staff on duty last night, your service was 5 star, the romatic atmosphere, rose petals on the table and soft music set the mood for an unforgetable experience for my wife and myself. My wife is in the Hospitality industry and choosing a resturant was hard to say the... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor, we truly value your feedback. We pride ourselves as being an exceptional destination restaurant, so I am thrilled to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your experience here with us. Thank you very much for your positive comments for all our staff and especially... More

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