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40 Whisken Avenue, Midrand, South Africa
+27 (0)11 702 1234
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service very good, relaxed environment, secure parking and very little traffic problems. Good central location for people meeting between Pretoria and Johannesburg

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Thank _alickj_gordon
Johannesburg
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fun place for the kids with all types of activities available to them. Atmosphere and food was good although the service was slow.

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Thank Robert P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Entertaining a guest from Germany, we went to this Restaurant for lunch. We were greeted friendly and shown to our table. The restaurant was fairly empty seeing it was middle of the week and just before lunch time. The waiter had to be "found" on numerous occasions and the service seemed slow and impersonal. The food was that of a... More 

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Thank Anton N
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Changed name now but still great food for the whole family and we had friends with little ones, who played the whole time and were well looked after by the very competent staff in the playground. Service and portions excellent, a great place to go.

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Thank Julie G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Papachinos is firm favourite of ours! Delicious food, warm fire in winter, to fabulous play areas and wonderful childminders!

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1 Thank roxyruth
Vanderbijlpark
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Food was on par to the Fourways branch Papachinos and did not have to wait to long for food. Good venue to visit but very busy. Bookings essential over weekends. Kids love the play area and pizza making area

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1 Thank elmarien2016
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Went with a group of friends, been a few times but won't go back anytime soon, the food was not great, we booked but still had to wait for them to pull a table together for us which could have done with a good wipe and the floor underneath was covered in food not a great experience.

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Thank Ellehi
Centurion, South Africa
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We were there on sunday during the easter weekend. Very busy but friendly. Love the space outside, kids play area is big, and they have a crew to look after the little ones. Prices are reasonable and the portions big. Loved the pita and linguine. Waiters are friendly and have no problem helping a table that's not theirs. Enjoyed the... More 

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Thank Fatz26
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

We visit De Ristrettos (new name ) regularly. Warm welcome as usual with drinks delivered promptly. Chicken Wrap and 220gm med rare steak ordered. Wraps delivered and were good. Cutting into the steak it was Blue - the steak was returned. Instead of cooking from fresh , it was put back on the fire and tough and medium. It was... More 

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Thank cpes100
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast so can't comment on the evening fare. A great place for children with two playgrounds. The coffee is good. Service is slow and the food is passable at best. Breakfast was cold eggs on floppy "toast". A waste of calories! The menu is over-complicated and it is difficult to find something simple that isn't over dressed. Overall... More 

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Thank Frank F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Whisken Avenue, Midrand, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Midrand
  • Phone Number: +27 (0)11 702 1234

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