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The Little Italian

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Pavilion Shopping Centre, Durban, South Africa
0312650241
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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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
The Pavilion's Small Gem

For those shopping in The Pavilion Centre, Westville, Durban's most popular shopping mall, it is always difficult to find a sit-down restaurant that provides a little more than the boring fare offered in the menus of the plethora of national chains that make up the bulk of the food outlets. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
drphil21
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cappuccino. Barrista is good. Breakfast is quite nice. Nice light meal options. I personally like the bruschetta. Meat and cheese option.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

For those shopping in The Pavilion Centre, Westville, Durban's most popular shopping mall, it is always difficult to find a sit-down restaurant that provides a little more than the boring fare offered in the menus of the plethora of national chains that make up the bulk of the food outlets. The Little Italian Coffee shop is a gem. Its menu... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Conveniently situated in the Pavilion Shopping Centre, this little coffee shop offers casual meals. Their toasted sandwiches are the best in town and loaded with filling of your choice taken from the menu. The omelettes are delicious too as the fillings are substantial. Their cappuccinos are always spot on with flavour and presentation. Have been visiting this place for years... More 

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Thank EnglishAnne11
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I enjoyed my meal here a lot. It was a classic Italian menu with all the classics and I really recommend their Pizza's and Pasta. Great place for a romantic evening.

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Thank Ryan D
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Had the chicken burger and it was delicious and bigger than your normal burger! Service was good. Will definitely eat there again!

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Thank flokky23
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

First visit coffee & muffin courtesy of a friend. Following week & again a couple of weeks later stopped for lunch, good omelettes. Beer not cold enough but the wine was better for some ice. Efficient unobtrusive staff it's a good place to rest your weary feet after shopping at the Mall or to read their newspaper and have a... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Good hearty Omelette, they don’t skimp on the fillings. Was totally and utterly stuffed, was good value for money. Good service and is located in a better, less noisy part of the mall in my opinion.

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Thank yasodhee M
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

I love to come here for their omelettes, to me, the best in Durban. Also some of the best milkshakes around. A lovely little cafe with a pleasant atmosphere and good food. One of the few places in Durban to serve streaky bacon, and as someone who doesn't like other bacon, it does keep me coming back. Also of course... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Shopping mall coffee shop with burnt coffee, disinterested staff and no atmosphere

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

I was visiting from the US and popped in here for breakfast. I have to say their Italian Breakfast was possibly the best breakfast I've had in my life, and their espresso-based coffee beat anything I've had in New York in the last year- it was so good I bought a kilogram of beans on the way out, and I'm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pavilion Shopping Centre, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: 0312650241

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?