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339 Jan Smuts Ave, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We went there for an impromptu dinner and we're very pleasantly surprised, the caprese and artichoke starters were simple and very good, no fuss food! Our mains of linguine vongole and gamberi was equally delicious, refreshing and sufficient! Wine list is more than adequate with quality wines. Service is average and possibly just needs a little intervention from management to... More 

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New York
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50 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I had take away pizza before from this place and thought it looked quite quaint and have wanted to give it a try. However, on the night I went (Saturday), the place was empty, dark and dingy. The service was limited and poor, and they didn't have some of the items on the menu. Tables were dirty. Overall the pizza... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

tiny little quirky restaurant in a parking lot in the middle of a block of flats. food was truly wonderful, my husband rated his vongele linguine as one of the best he has ever had. my risotto was silky and delicious. one generous glass of wine put me over the limit for driving! fun experience. no coffee machine tho, which... More 

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1 Thank Bronwyn M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Modio Mio a number of times - which I've always enjoyed, but nothing came close to my last experience there. The food was below average, with limited choices as almost everything was out of stock. The waiters seemed miserable - perhaps they sense the impending doom of this establishment and don't bother to care. It's a real... More 

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1 Thank Jeandupl
Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Modo Mio was one of our favourite Italian restaurants in Craighall/Hyde Park and offered a home from home feel, with a small menu and lovely food. But the Modo Mio of old is no longer on the menu. While it was great to be out with friends, the evening was spent mostly complaining between ourselves and the manager about the... More 

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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant a number of times before and have always been impressed by the overall dining experience. Unfortunately on the evening of the 10th, the experience was far from satisfactory. We book a table for 7 and when we arrived, on time, our table had been given away to some other party. A plan was made... More 

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Thank Brett M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have always enjoyed going to this lovely little restaurant tucked away on Jan Smuts avenue and found their food really excellent. But what a disappointment on Saturday night. Firstly they didnt have the spinach pasta (we were there early ) and so I ordered the mushroom tagliotelli-the pasta was hard and the mushrooms slimy-almost inedible. The salmon pastas were... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A convenient and charming restaurant with good food. But the service... Unfortunately Modo Mio lacks on friendliness of their staff. The last time we went to the restaurant was on a monday and the waiter even told us that there was no dessert, as they wanted us to leave. Why even bother to open? After a bit of convincing our... More 

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Thank Luciana M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Mode Mio has been a neighbourhood success. We have shared a number of special events in this quaint restaurant. The pizza and salad are delicious. The staff helpful and knowledgeable. However when it came to the coffee order I felt irritated as the waiter told me the coffee machine was broken. I left feeling a familiar frustration with Owners/Managers of... More 

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1 Thank LeonieE
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A great little restaurant hidden in a courtyard off Jan Smuts ave. It's a tiny place and you basically sit in a big parking lot but the place has atmosphere and the food is very good. The Contadina pizza is absolutely awesome and the earlobe pasta never disappoints. Their corgette tempura starter is very tasty as well. They often run... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 339 Jan Smuts Ave, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?