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“Consistently Pretoria's Best Italian Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ritrovo

Ritrovo
103 Club Avenue, Pretoria, South Africa
0124605173
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Ranked #17 of 395 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Consistently Pretoria's Best Italian Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

My wife and I regularly visit this superb establishment. It is not only one of Pretoria's oldest restaurants that has stood the test of time, but is undoubtedly Pretoria's best Italian restaurant, if not best restaurant. The food is consistently good. The wine selection is outstanding and the service is excellent. The owners take great pride in the quality of the food presented and making customers feel at home. An excellent restaurant with the best ambience and view in Pretoria. Keep on going. It is indeed a special place and very highly recommended. Kenneth & Petra Fisher.

Visited August 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Long lunch business meeting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I have been using Ritrovo for lunchtime business meetings for many years. Ritrovo always has excellent food, wine and service but this time my guest and I shared the day's special which was roast shoulder of lamb - well, even for a regular like me, this was an extraordinary meal!! Well done Ritrovo!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barcelona, Spain
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Hearty, homely, happy - authentic Italian!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

We felt so at home here! The service is attentive and personalized, the view is gorgeous, and the atmosphere is authentic. This is the real deal. The restaurant is lined with award after award - and once you taste the food, you can understand why!

It feels like being in an Italian mama and papa's family trattoria.

It has a good energy, its soulful and the food hits the spot - leaving you with a warm, satisfied and content appreciation for the good things in life :)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great food as always and exceptional good services. Always a great experience.

Not the cheapest, but is definitely worth it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Pretty good...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Good food, not cheap but you get what you pay for. Chef / owner did a spot of opera as entertainment, very cool.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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