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“Seriously good Italian comfort food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Club Juventus

Club Juventus
behind Meskel Square | tel. 0911219729, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #42 of 170 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
North Berwick, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Seriously good Italian comfort food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If the Brits had not invented pantomime, the Italians could have modelled one on Juventus - it is just outstanding enjoyment. The fresh bread and bruschetta are first class but do ask what is not on the menu that evening, or more exactly do ask what is on - it will save a lot of time in the long run!! But whatever is on is guranteed to be great, home-cooked Italian comfort food and one does not go home hungry. My personal favourites are the liver and onions and gnocci and gorgonzola. It is also one of the few places open on a Sunday night and with plenty of parking, attentive staff who will mix and muddle the menu for you if you are so inclined - as my wife always is - and senior Italians left over from yesteryear having a traditional bistro dinner, I find the atmosphere a great finish to a weekend. And it is stunning value to boot.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“High quality homemade Italian food ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

... Homemade zucca gnocchi with cinnamon a delight you do not find anymore in Italy. Excellent primi and secondi in a small and simple trattoria style place with able waiters. This is high quality.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Worth a try”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Good place for simply Italian fare. Don't expect much atmosphere, it's within a sports club but worth a try when in Addis.

Visited October 2013
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Windhoek, Namibia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Friday nights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

They open Juventus on Friday nights for the kids to ride their bikes or skateboards. There aren't a lot of places in Addis for kids to run around but this is a good environment on a Friday night. The restaurant is also very good and the pizzas available at the bar are decent.

Visited February 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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258 reviews 258 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
“Don't expect a gourmet experience - but hearty Italian food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

This place is an institution in Addis: the club has been established during emperor's times and visiting the premises is some sort of time journey. Hardly anything seems to have changed since the 60th. The restaurant is cozy, waiters attentive and the food is good old style Italian. Recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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