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“Expensive overrated restaurant to be avoided!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Grissini

Ristorante Grissini
131 Herbert Baker, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 751 2070 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
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Ranked #169 of 395 Restaurants in Pretoria
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Gauteng
1 review
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“Expensive overrated restaurant to be avoided!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The venue location is great and the overall service was good. We were driven to the entrance in a golf cart which was a good start to the evening. However the restaurant prices are way over priced in terms of good value for your buck. Avoid ordering any wine (four to five times what you can buy it for in the local supermarket/restaurant) and the big T-Bone steak, apparently 500grams but more like 250grams and tasteless. Unfortunately will not eat here again. I did not stay over at the hotel and cannot comment on these facilities. It was winter and the gas fireplace was off. The chef disappeared after a while and waiter had to prepare a sauce for my steak which was not on the menu - poor form. There were no other guests in the restaurant that night....wonder why????

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
2 reviews
“Spectacular Italian Cuisine.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

I Visited Ristorante Grissini with my Family for Dinner. The Service was spectacular and the waitrons were polite and welcoming. I haven't eaten italian cuisine as ' delicious ' as Ristorante Grissini's and i recommend it to everyone.

  • Visited April 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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“Excellent views,decor.Not 5 Star service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I attended a lecture and dinner at this venue.The venue is elegant and well maintained with magnificent views of Pretoria.The service during the dinner was slow and lacked any coordination.There did not appear to be any restaurant manager coordinating service on the restaurant floor.Waitrons were inattentive.Guests had to keep reminding them of their orders,.They were also not readily availible to recieve orders for drinks.The waitrons appeared overwhelmed by the group of people they had to serve.Also the service from the kitchen was slow.My conclusion-Five star facilities.Service levels definitely not 5 star.I shall think twice before entertaining at Grissini Restaurant

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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