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“Simply Amazing - Terrific Restaurant!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Bianca

Villa Bianca
13 Brabazon Road, Croydon, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
11 974 2700
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Ranked #56 of 816 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Sushi
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Simply Amazing - Terrific Restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Villa Bianca is a culinary delight! The ambiance is lovely with candles and elegant table settings, the servers are extremely knowledgeable, the specials are divine, and the wine is fantastic. Let your waiter guide you in your choices for the evening, as they will make wonderful recommendations based on your wine selection or other preferences you may have. Our server, David, was top notch all the way; a true professional.

We enjoyed ourselves so much that we went back two nights later for another fantastic evening! Thanks, Villa Bianca!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“VILLA BIANCA IS THE BEST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My husband and myself go to Villa Bianca as often as we can, my husband always says it is the best restaurant. The food is always of a high standard and Richard the manager is truley one of the best restaurant managers we have come across.

The atmosphere is always calm even if it is busy and they have one of the best wine cellars around.

The menu caters for everybody and the prices are reasonable, they also have a buffet on a Sunday which is devine. My husband says it is the best veal he has ever had as they prepare it perfectly.

I highly recommend Villa Bianca and it is a good night out.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Absolute Disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We went to Villa Bianca for dinner on Saturday night, it was our first time and our friends have raved of it before. We had a great waiter, who tried to sell us outrageous starters (R440-00 each), so we had sushi which was great. For mains we had the signature rump on the bone, for a whopping R380-00 i have never been so disappointed and ripped off with the quality we had received.

When the bill came, to our horror it was well over the normal price range, we dont mind spending money on good quality food but this wasn't. I wouldn't advise it to anyone.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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new norcia Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“A top quality restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

During our stopover at the airport hotel we discovered the good reviews of this restaurant on trip advisor. Our hotel organised a car to take us the 10 minutes to Villa Bianca. From our greeting at arrival to the outstanding service ( thank you Ralph) we were blown away by the quality of everything from the wine glasses to the amazing steaks. The specials were described in detail and from memory. The recommended wine was great especially the Rocca sav blanc. The prices were very reasonable and coming from Australia the exchange rate helped immensely. Excellent Fillet at 150 rand and prawn tempura California rolls at 75 rand seemed great value to us. The wine list was predominately South African and with assistance we found wine to our taste and price. We couldn't recommend this restaurant highly enough esp if you are stopping over at an airport hotel. Treat yourself and have a first class dining experience. Our only complaint was they had the tv on in the terrace area. However after asking they turned this off for us.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mold
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Another brilliant visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I've been here several times now and it never fails to impress. The food is extremely imaginative and of an extremely high standard, the waiter, my word, the specials he told us from memory was an impressive feat in itself!

This is definitely a place to visit!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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