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“Delicious seafood” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pigalle

Pigalle
Maude Street | Shop UO9 4th Floor Michelangelo Towers, Johannesburg, South Africa
011 884 8899
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Ranked #42 of 789 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in the Michelangelo Towers at the Nelson Mandela Square, Pigalle Sandton has become a benchmark in urban-chic dining where government and business men and women swarm to wine and dine like kings and queens. The venue reflects the Goncalves brother's Mediterranean flair for life with its sumptuous vibe, specializing in exceptional seafood and superb international cuisine. There is something extraordinary for every palate at Pigalle with a sensational menu including impeccably prepared meat, fish and poultry dishes. Pigalle Sandton showcases elegant decor which sets a chic, up market ambience as well as successfully exhibiting and almost decadent yet exceptionally impressive urban-Baroque flavour. Lavish imported Italian fabrics, rich timber and gilded frames complete the opulent look and feel, while the smoking section boasts a breezy balcony with panoramic vistas of the Sandton CBD skyline.
Hope Island, Australia
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185 reviews 185 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Delicious seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We have been to Pigalle twice in the last 10 days and have had the same dinner both times. We had the platter of langoustines and king prawns and lobster therrmidore. Both times the service was good and the food Fantastic. Great wine selection too. We will be back. Highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“... in one word..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

excellent!!! The food rates amongst the best, a bit pricey maybe, BUT worth every penny!!! iDEAL for special celebrations, or just out of this world seafood...

Visited October 2012
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great city restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Situated in the huge Sandton Cty shopping complex this restaurant is a joy to visit. It is very busy so recommend booking. The food is excellent and beautifully presented. I always have the shellfish which is fresh and well cooked. The creme brulee for desert is a picture on a plate. Great evening out especially for special occasion.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Saves this in your list”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Nice restaurant in the Mandela Square area, close to the fowngown Sandton hotels. Service very good, food suslity good, wines bit pricy bug overall vslue for money. Do see this in an SA context. Globally this would be average. I know better restaurants in Sandton but nog in the downtown area. Ask fof a table away from the kitchen exit, because of waiter traffic. Seafood good, oysters fresh, but not the finesse you want. The mew zealand pinot noir is expensive but good, ask fof 2009 vintage. Once is enougj. Next time other restaurants need a visit

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Sophisticated dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Upmarket and sophisticated...a great experience albeit a bit pricey. Good choice for special occasions when you get to dress up and have a night on the town after...

Visited March 2012
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