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Primi Piatti

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Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 455 0331
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Had Dinner at Primi Piatti in Rosebank Zone. Restaurant was relatively empty which was not a good sign but we went in anyway. Service was slow. They managed to get the order wrong twice.. Claimed the menu had changed.. Bread for the table was fresh and tasty. Drinks were very slow in arriving. Anyway the food was really good. It... More 

Thank Raptor0O1
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Having never had a meal at a Primi before, we took the opportunity to join a visiting friend, who we hadn't seen for ages, for a meal at The Zone in Rosebank. Not being a massive fan of Italian food, I checked out the menu on-line to see if there was anything I would enjoy. I decided that I would... More 

Thank Ken M
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016

The service is a shocker, you literally have to keep on waving your hand every now and then to try catch the server's attention. The service is slow, although the staff are very friendly, they need to up there service. The food is very average and unlike other Primi's standards, food could be much better!

Thank StephenOdodah
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited Primi Piatti on Freedom Day... What a disaster! I had to spend over an hour waiting for my order while watching later arrivals get their meals and leave. "It'll be ready now" translates into "Complain a few more times and then we'll see". The food wasn't even that great. What a waste of a day :(

Thank Yuvesh B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

In March, my family and I went for dessert at Primi Piatti at The Zone, Rosebank. It was honestly the most horrid evening ever. We had a problem with the Crème Brûlèe ordered. It tasted stale, as if it had been standing for over a week and to top that off, they burned the top of the dessert. This was... More 

Thank Mishkaa J
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I went here with my family, our first lunch outing in the new year the food was tasty,and the waiter was friendly, but I just think their prices do not talk to the portions of food served, the portions are small and highly priced, the table we sat on was sticky,and also wobbly, and we kept on balancing it, the... More 

Thank Sue M
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

What I loved most about this place was the patio, which provided much needed shade yet allowed me the perfect location to people watch! I enjoy the fact this place offers half size options as I can never eat a full pasta portion at lunch. They have a multitude of options for vegetarians and carnivores alike!

Thank Jessica M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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156 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Went there on a Monday afternoon. The place was empty but the service was still rear. Even one of the waiters who was not serving us said our waiter was too scarce and he'd have fired him by now. Luckily we were not to concerned about service as we were friends catching up. I ate chicken livers with roasted (white)... More 

Thank 8mmSA
Level Contributor
123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2015

I visited for lunch on Friday with 3 colleagues. The restaurant was really empty despite it being Friday and lunch time. I'm guessing but not more than 6 tables were occupied. The service was good and the food arrived promptly. I really enjoyed my meal and so did my colleagues. I have read a few negative reviews about this place... More 

Thank Robzaza
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2015

Romantic dinner with great service and DIVINE food. Absolutely love the beef carpaccio and love my fish so the Norwegian salmon was a definite winner.

Thank JadeJames23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 455 0331

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