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The Mad Italian

66 Adelaide Tambo Avenue | Durban North, Durban, South Africa
0315732938
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Ranked #41 of 353 Restaurants in Durban
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Reviewed on Google and others. Always busy this Trattoria / restaurant. Don't forget to book to avoid disappointment!
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  • English first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Wow I was really impressed the last time I went there,the staff was really friendly the food was amazing. It very warm and homey

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Durban, South Africa
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Have been twice & enjoyed it immensely both times. They have a good range of vegetarian dishes with gorgonzola in every which way. My dad had a problem with his main course the 2nd time we went but they offered to replace it & didn't charge us for it. We didn't replace it but instead shared my main (mushroom risotto)... More

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Livingston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The staff were very stressed out when we arrived with the lady I'm guessing the owner creating a stressed out feeling. As the evening progressed everyone relaxed and every one started enjoying the night. The food is excellent and the service was good except when payment time came around, totally disorganized, pity you are unable to process payments a little... More

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leicester, england
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204 reviews 204 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We ordered meat balls with pasta and chicken Alfreddo at the Mad Italian. It took a very long time for the food to arrive which was OK except that the waitress didn't bring the flat bread until just a minute before the main courses. They were supposed to fill the gap before arrival of the main courses. The food was... More

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Durban, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My partner and I were doing vegie night and decided it was time we tried The Mad Italian. Arrived to a very full restaurant, which is always a good sign. We ordered the mushroom risotto and the aubergine pasta. Complementary focaccia is served, and i am in heaven already. The scent of roasted garlic and toasted wheat is just sublime.... More

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Ballito, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Typical trattoria decor. Nothing fancy but very cozy and authentic. Very swift and friendly. But the highlight remains the food. Pizze and pasta were spot on. We will definitely be back to explore the rest of the menu. Highly recommecnded

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We had two good meals here. We particularly liked the fish dishes. The menu showed SQ for one but we ended up paying R15 more than the price were told when we initially enquired. We didn't make a fuss though - the fish was delicious. Closing hours seem to be a bit early compared with other establishments, so check first.... More

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Durban, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Wow, it sounds great. What did you like about it?good menu,good food,good service, a real authentic Italian restaurant.

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Durban, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Food is tasty and of good quality. Friendly service and casual vibe. Their focaccia is light and airy and just delicious.

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Lee, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Good food, good service, good selection of wines, nice location. Excellent value for money, would certainly go back.

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TheMadItalianDurban, Owner at The Mad Italian, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your time at our Trattoria and Thank you for taking the time to post your Review. Regards The Team at the Mad Italian More

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