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“Family Venue” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Papachinos

Papachinos
Sevens Decor Centre | Cnr The Straight & Witkoppen Roads, Pineslopes, Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa
11-467-4460
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Ranked #233 of 797 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: very child friendly, superb service, excellent location, amazing staff. for parents with 2 year olds who are very busy it is a minefield finding an establishment that looks after the needs of the children, parents and other diners, the children's pizza kitchen is fantastic, truly a first class venue.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Family Venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

My friends with small children love coming here as the kids can play in the play area or paint candles (with supervisors) while the parents eat and enjoy themselves. Also lovely shops in the same centre, I've made some great purchases of garden furniture. Papachinos has great pizza. So much fun to be able to choose your own toppings.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Regular Visitor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We have been regulars at Papachino's for some time. Originally in Midrand, for an occasional treat and now as there is one on Christiaan De Wet Road for more regular occasions.

Firstly, I would like to say that they have the most beautiful, clean, well designed and decorated bathrooms with a separate and large baby room. It is so difficult to find these specific amenities at most places.

I would also recommend that because of the popularity of the play area with great child minders, weekday visits are easier than weekends. Sometimes the crowds are not conducive to a peaceful play for little one's under the age of 2 years. This can make a visit stressful for me as a Mom for 3 under the age of 4. However there have been many times that the carers and even the waiters and maître'd have watched-out for little ones in distress. My mind is generally at ease but never off guard. Parking is secure and generally plentiful other than on weekends and peak play hours.

The food has always been consistent and fairly good value for money, but is not groundbreaking on the tastebuds but that is not the reason we go. And I assume, that is not their reason for being there either. Kids participate in making their own pizzas which is great and it is not too cramped. Outdoors is really where it all happens and I think most children's play facilitates have taken a feather out of Papachino's cap, who have raised the bar in terms of children's facilities.

Papachino's provides a "secure", well stocked and child-friendly restaurant experience for the entire family. Congratulations! I believe they have done this successfully and included the right partners to do this i.e. a hair salon for kids, beauty salon for mom and even a retail store for the shopaholic!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Perfect birthday venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Child friendly, spacious, excellent food and service, and very accommodating. I had the most special birthday celebrations here.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“GREAT FOOD KIDS HAVE FUN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Nice menu - kids have fun - lots of space - great service
They could pay a little more attention to the front gate - always worried that the kids can escape.

Visited June 2012
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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“Best place to take kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Excellent and safe supervised play venue for kids, and great food for adults too. Absolutely essential to book ahead for visits over weekends though or you'll not get in.

Visited May 2012
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