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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 #2 of 788 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Johannesburg, South Africa
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118 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“What a gem!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

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
  • Spanish 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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“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
9 restaurant reviews
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“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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