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39 Greenhill Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Renato's was recommended by friends who have been going there for over 15 years. Excellent Italian food, good service, small and cosy atmosphere. Have now been there 6 times in the last few months - tried a number of dishes and never disappointed!

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Thank MaxLoe
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something new for a Sunday lunch . After a quick search we found this . The food , service and set up was all great . The prices were very reasonable a typical restaurant for the surrounding areas close by . Highly recommended this place

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Thank AlanMendy
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I have been eating here for years. The pizza by Mario is excellent. I think it is the best Italian food in Joburg. The tables are very close together if you are dining in but I think that goes to the intimacy of the restaurant.

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Thank kirith2301
Bloemfontein
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183 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is one of our family's favorite places to eat in Johannesburg, and it is as consistent and good as it has always been. I never even bother to go beyond the pizza (Sicilian-style, with lots of anchovies), and the same holds for the others: Pepperoni for the grandchildren, usually. You will not be disappointed. This is Italian cuisine at... More 

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Thank HunterBloemfontein
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

My go-to choice for honest Italian fare in Johannesburg. Get there early though as tables fill up (mostly with locals) soon after the 6pm opening time for dinner service. The ravioli arrabiata is a winner.

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Thank Rajesh L
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Everybody has a favourite little Italian restaurant. This is mine. It's been around for years, but I've only been dining there for the past 5. A tiny little place with a wood-fired oven, with unsophisticated decor and a limited menu - but the food that comes out of that kitchen is just brilliant every single time. Authentic, unfussy, quality ingredients... More 

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Thank Peter v
Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

casual dining, mediterranean atmosphere, very tasty and typically Italian faire, Limited wine selection but bring your own bottle allowed

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Thank Uwe P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have been dining at Renatos since I was a child and it remains excellent to this day. The home-made italian pasta is simple yet delicious. The service is good and it is well priced. I love visiting with my family regularly as we always have an outstanding meal. Great pizza and pasta! Tip: Make sure you order a Renatos... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband's family has been going to Renato since the late eighties, and I have been here my first time in 2007. The food is just simple and delicious. The portions are generous and prices are really good for the quality you get. The foccacia and salad as a starter is a must. The family who runs it nowadays is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you looking for a place for good Italian food and a cozy atmosphere then this is the place for you. Service is a bit slow but worth the wait.

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Thank Greg G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Greenhill Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg

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