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“What a gem!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Del Sol

Cafe Del Sol
Olivedale Corner Centre | Pres.Fouche Drive. Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
011 704 6493
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Ranked #1 of 753 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Johannesburg, South Africa
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118 reviews 118 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“What a gem!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

So there is this nearly empty, tiny mall near olivedale, you wouldn't think it but in there is one of joburgs best Italian restaurants. Booking is essential! I had the fried risotto balls with mozzarella and basil, fabulous. For main I had Nonna's Ragu. My theory on judging an Italian restaurant is on the bolognaise, a simple dish you would think but not all get it right, Cafe Del Sol has totally got it right! Amazing meal and really fantastic service!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
“La dolce vita!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This little piece of heaven tucked away in a little shopping centre in Olivedale is a gem of delicious food, fine service and a warm inviting ambience. I had the beef wellington which was cooked to perfection. My colleagues ordered various gnocchis and ravioli and it turns out, it was just like 'mamma use to make'. Italiano resonates through every pore and indulgence reins supreme. You have to try this place or you haven't lived! :)

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Festive Celebration with style and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

What a fabulous evening. We certanily had to make a booking as we can now understand why this restaurant is ranked so high on Trip Advisor. Our waiter was a delight with an excellent sense of homour as he as serving nine fussy girls for our book club dinner. He was on top form and managed to get all the drink orders correct without even writing it down. The main meals were delicious and unusal combinations. We received quick service. This is truly a gem of a restaurant. Thanks for making our book club Christmas dinner a festive celebration!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Randburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The rudest most unfriendly maitre de I have ever dealt with”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The rudest most unfriendly maitre de I have ever dealt with. What a load of rubbish!
I will never ever go back and recommend that everyone avoid this venue

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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JHB
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Worthwhile”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Have always had great meals here. Staff well informed and keen to provide an excellent service. If squid heads are your favourite, and they should be here, order early as they are very popular.

The restaurant can get quite noisy, try get a table in the annex area which is a bit quieter.

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