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The Little Italian

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Pavilion Shopping Centre, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 265 0241
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Durban, South Africa
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Sadly, the best place for an excellent snack, breakfast, lunch or coffee in the Pavilion, is no more. Shock, horror to find the establishment vanished, and some arbitrary shop replacing this fine venue. Seems the Centre's management, in their short-sightedness wanted all restaurants to huddle in their coldly atmosphere-less food court. This would have destroyed Italy's cosy ambience, so they... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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190 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

TThis little cafe is in my local shopping centre. I have never been there. I went for breakfast with family. Gosh it's quaint. Service excellent. The breakfast choice is huge. Crispy bacon fresh avo with the most delicious mushrooms I've ever eaten. I'll be giving my normal cafe a miss and be visiting this one in future.Bev Moore

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Durban, South Africa
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93 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

A regular spot for lunch with way more than just pizza or pasta. It boasts an extensive breakfast & lunch menu. The service is good & the food is a really good standard, fresh & generous portions. Coffee's good & they can provide a beer or glass of wine on request from a very limited range.

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Durban
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160 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

I've walked past this coffee shop endless times, and can't actually believe I hadn't gone in before. We sat on the side at the high tables, alongside the conveyor belt for your dishes, which is a unique and interesting touch. The food was great, a nice variety, I really enjoyed the cappucino, and service was good too! The best thing... More 

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Thank Anfield33
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent cappuccino. Barrista is good. Breakfast is quite nice. Nice light meal options. I personally like the bruschetta. Meat and cheese option.

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Thank Ruban N
Durban, South Africa
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

For those shopping in The Pavilion Centre, Westville, Durban's most popular shopping mall, it is always difficult to find a sit-down restaurant that provides a little more than the boring fare offered in the menus of the plethora of national chains that make up the bulk of the food outlets. The Little Italian Coffee shop is a gem. Its menu... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2015

Conveniently situated in the Pavilion Shopping Centre, this little coffee shop offers casual meals. Their toasted sandwiches are the best in town and loaded with filling of your choice taken from the menu. The omelettes are delicious too as the fillings are substantial. Their cappuccinos are always spot on with flavour and presentation. Have been visiting this place for years... More 

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Thank EnglishAnne11
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2014

I enjoyed my meal here a lot. It was a classic Italian menu with all the classics and I really recommend their Pizza's and Pasta. Great place for a romantic evening.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Had the chicken burger and it was delicious and bigger than your normal burger! Service was good. Will definitely eat there again!

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

First visit coffee & muffin courtesy of a friend. Following week & again a couple of weeks later stopped for lunch, good omelettes. Beer not cold enough but the wine was better for some ice. Efficient unobtrusive staff it's a good place to rest your weary feet after shopping at the Mall or to read their newspaper and have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pavilion Shopping Centre, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 265 0241

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