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Amarcord Italian Food

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No. 53 Conrad Drive | Blairgowrie, Illovo 2194, South Africa
+27 84 603 7966
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure if I ordered the wrong dish (bistecca), but my meal was disappointingly average and not what I was expecting. There were two stand-outs though - the zuchinni frites and the roasted tomato that came with my steak were sublime. I got hints as to why people rave about this place (those tomatoes - just give me a... More 

Thank Mandy B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

This was a wonderful surprise. The number of dishes is just right, but everything looks so good you still can't choose. We were a party of four and we all went for starters, mains and dessert in order to test it from all sides. And the result was great. Had the chilled sliced veal with a great mayonnaise for starters,... More 

Thank MartinP1974
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

The new venue in Blairgowrie has more of a café feel that the old Illovo one (brighter lights, simpler finishes) but the magic of Luciana's cooking is the same. The veal scallopine are so tender, and the Dolce Della Nonna dessert is wonderfully tasty without being too rich or heavy. The new place isn't licenced yet, so bring your own... More 

Thank Joburg_Newt
Johannesburg, South Africa
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

I was looking for somewhere different for a 'girls dinner' and one of my staff recommended this restaurant... so glad she did Not licensed, so take your own wine! Amazing quality of food, great selection... PROPER ITALIAN!! You even need to get the specials translated! Excellent waiter I was so impressed that I took my boyfriend there last Friday for... More 

Thank Dorianne G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Proper traditional Italian food. I had Tagliatelli al Tonno which was perfectly executed - better than my home-made version. My husband had the Tagliatelle prosciutto, funghi e piselli, which was delicious. The peas add a new twist to this dish. The Tiramisù Della Nonna was one of the best tiramisu's we have ever had - the pieces of chocolate are... More 

Thank AndrewGreen9
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

I enjoy going to Amarcord Restaurant for a real Italian experience. The food is always freshly prepared and delicious. One of my favourites is the asparagus and brie lasagna. The restaurant is not licenced so you can take your own wine which makes the meal a bit cheaper. The staff is friendly and efficient.

Thank Wendy P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Delicious excellent value for money Italian food. For starters try their steak tartare, zucchini fritters and polipo (octopus carpaccio) - each different and each yum. Mains had the veal and the fresh gnocchi. All pasta is home made on the premises - Brava! Grazie mille..! Not licensed yet, so bring your own vino!

Thank ironmountainrobi
Esher, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

To celebrate St Valentines night 9 of us visited this Italian restaurant.Some of the group had bee here several times before and said the food was genuine Italian pasta with classic mains. At the end of the meal we all agreed that the food was superb. The quality of the veal was excellent as was the pasta. Service was very... More 

Thank watchman2015
Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

I ordered the gnocchi with creamy Napoli sauce, a simple dish. The sauce was packed with flavour and the gnocchi was light and left me feeling very satisfied without being over full. Possibly the best gnocchi I've had. Afterwards, I enjoyed a panna cotta with mixed berries. Perfectly bound with the right ratio of gelatin and a tart, mixed berry... More 

Thank Bryan R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2016

The restaurant is a rather quaint set-up in suburbia of Blairgowrie. The service is friendly and efficient and the food is truly outstanding. With the specials that are prepared by a truly lovely Italian Mama who is happy to discuss them and explain them to you. The lasagne was really out of the world as was the vitello con tona... More 

Thank Spiro Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 53 Conrad Drive | Blairgowrie, Illovo 2194, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Illovo
  • Phone Number: +27 84 603 7966

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?