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Ciao Bella Pizzeria

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16 Pickle Street, Strand 7140, South Africa
+27 21 853 6414
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Strand, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Oh those pizzas. Devine, thats all I can say, and my hubby loves the peri-peri chicken livers. Located in a lovely spot by the ocean, and in the middle of town, makes this restaurant ideal for a relaxed lunch inside or out. Lovely atmosphere and staff are friendly. I can highly recommend this restaurant. Try their gaint family pizza, great... More 

Thank anniev395
Sandton, South Africa
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Cute little spot Good and friendly service Ok location - can see the ocean slightly :) I had the jalapeño poppers - they had quite a thick chewy beer batter , but tasted lovely My husband and I ordered the California pizza to share Thin based pizza but quite bread-like Otherwise acceptable. The rest of the experience was nice Good... More 

Thank CdeKoker
Western Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely surprise, great little place I Amazing Italian food and service better than the Italians.... Great value for money. I saw them grow and what a delight when we visited the restaurant for the first time in November. You will see us again. You beat the Big Guys

Thank all4you2be
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Where can you order a large pizza and it's ready with 10 mind fom placing the order. The food was substandard and we will not return

1 Thank Hilton M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

We are regular customers at Ciao Bella because there is no place that makes better pizza. Honestly...... It's amazing! And the service is always good. Warm and welcoming. Thank you

CiaoBella_Owner, Owner at Ciao Bella Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review Chrisna! We will strive to keep you happy and satisfied! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is one of the oldest remaining Pizza restaurant in the strand. Unfortunately since the new owners bought the place the menu also changed from real authentic Italian food to a more local flavor. The service is not not bad but I would recommend using this establishment for a take away as it is situated on a very busy road... More 

Thank Edmund R
Strand, South Africa
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

The Ambience and atmosphere in the evening light was very cosy and a feeling of a holiday some where far from home. The staff was very helpful and friendly!!! A plus for them! I like the pizza, very tastefully seeing that I am not a person that a pizza with a thick base. The balance between base and topping was... More 

Thank Suzette L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Always a firm favourite with the family. Consistent good and friendly service, so is the quality of their pizza. California time and time again for myself!

Thank traveltogether67
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for a small pizza. The pepperoni pizza was delicious with the Durban chili's. Charlie, the manager was very personable and visited with us. Very nice atmosphere and very nice pizza.

Thank Lianne I
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Ciao Bella seems to have new management since we last visited. While the ambience is still nice, the pizza is not as we remembered. We had a Meaty Bella with additional toppings but it was completely dull. Not even additional seasoning, olive oil or other condiments could uplift the taste. Big on size, small on flavour. We just did not... More 

2 Thank Michelle_Mouton
CiaoBella_Owner, Owner at Ciao Bella Pizzeria, responded to this review

So sorry you feel that way Michelle. This is the first time anyone has called our pizza "dull". We have expanded our menu and improved our recipes over the past 3 and a half years and I think most of our clients will agree that the standard and taste of our food has improved - definitely not deteriorated. We are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Pickle Street, Strand 7140, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Strand
  • Phone Number: +27 21 853 6414
Ciao Bella Pizzeria opened its doors in 2011 and has established itself in the Strand area as the Pizzeria of choice. Mouth-watering thin-base wood fire pizzas, tantalizing pasta's, aromatic cappuccinos and great service are the trademarks of this warm and friendly pizzeria. Owner Juan van der Merwe and his friendly staff are inviting you into the warm atmosphere for a glass of wine or a cold beer.
Our flagship pizza, called the Grande is a massive 45cm and can possibly feed a small village.

Take-Away menu and deliveries are available.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?