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cnr Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive | Shop #1, 24 Central, Sandton, South Africa
+27 11 784 2152
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (22 reviews)
“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
“kingklip” (4 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Grill, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
cnr Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive | Shop #1, 24 Central, Sandton, South Africa
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

Lovely setting in the centre of Sandton, away from the crowds. Good food, good wines, excellent service and there were 12 of us! There is always a manager present. We have been many times for dinner as well and never had a bad meal. Well...More

Thank donnec2016
Reviewed May 12, 2017

We were looking for a good Italian experience. Alloa provided just that. Comprehensive menu complimented with a diverse wine list. Service very good.

Thank Ozzie149
Reviewed April 18, 2017

The restaurant is beautiful, the manager was very well informed and helpful. My boyfriend and I are vegans and so we have the continuous question of whether or not food has dairy in it. The waiter had no knowledge of this, telling me pesto has...More

Thank kirsten875
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This restaurant is surrounded by numerous financial institutions in Sandton. I had lunch here with two financial mathematicians. The restaurant was very busy with a businesslike atmosphere. The staff were efficient, helpful and friendly. Italian type dishes were on offer on the menu and the...More

3  Thank Coenraad L
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

We took a client for a late lunch and popped in to Allora which is close to our office. I have not been for a while and was again impressed by the food and service. It has a great seating area on the wooden deck....More

Thank Beechman1
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Lunch for 3. Atypical of an authentic Italian restaurant.Sweet buns. Pre- cooked vegetables . Snapper fresh but overcooked.Mediocre service. Not convincing.

Thank aldor737
Reviewed February 28, 2017

A limited menu with most dishes being "fusion" as opposed to traditional Italian fare. The food was pleasant, the wine good and, the service attentive and knowledgeable. If you are going for something you recognise then, this isn't the place. if you fancy something alternative...More

Thank WalkingPoint
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Have been here umpteen times over the last 8 years. The standard is still high, have some really great menu items like the Moscovita pasta and occasionally superb venison steaks (depending on availability). The welcome is always great, feels like the owners take a lot...More

Thank MartinP1974
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Went here with business colleagues. Not very busy for a Thursday evening. We shared the antipasto which was nice. I had one of the specials - sesame coated salmon. The salmon was delicious, although there was no sign of sesame seeds! A colleague had the...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Wonderful service, lovely atmosphere and delicious food. I had the lamb shank and found the portion of the mash to be a little to small and did not enjoy the al dente vegetables. Apparently that is how people like it. Perhaps they could ask how...More

Thank secreyme1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cnr Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive | Shop #1, 24 Central, Sandton, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 784 2152
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