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The Mad Italian

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66 Adelaide Tambo Avenue | Durban North, Durban, South Africa
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Wed 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Durban, South Africa
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Peri peri chicken. Good pizzas, and a cosy atmosphere. We always return, which must say something. Their pizzas are great and pastas just as good.

Thank Zelda D
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this place many times when passing through the area. Thought is looked good, so one lazy night, my sister, husband and I decided to try it out. The decor was fun and cozy. We had pizza for a starter and it was good. For our mains, I had chicken with pasta and my sister a pasta dish and... More 

Thank Khudo12
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Calamari in town. This is an Italian restaurant, so their pizza's and pastas are to die for. The focaccia's are beyond amazing. Tried quite a few dishes and they are all impressive. The highlight for me is their Calamari starter. Pack with flavour

Thank Mala P
Garden Route, South Africa
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300 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We were out for a relaxed and casual meal, and chose the Mad Italian as none of us had eaten there before. 3 of our party chose the mushroom risotto. The menu promised; "Risotto Michelangelo This intriguing Northern Italian speciality is a combination of Arborio Rice, Porcini & Black mushrooms, topped with shavings of Parma Ham & Pecorino cheese, Lovingly... More 

1 Thank m0zchick
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Although we love to eat at the restaurant we also enjoy ordering take aways from them. Lovely place, great food, great service!

Thank 242nadiner
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Great relaxed vibe, waitrons are relaxed but efficient which contributes to a chilled evening out. Excellent food, especially the seafood! Thank you Mad Italian folk for redeeming my faith in the humble Creme Brûlée - their own and not the ubiquitous standard restaurant issue we have all been subjected to for far too long!! Prices are slightly above mid range... More 

Thank Graemevdw
Durban, South Africa
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The mad Italian is a great Italian restaurant. We regularly go for family dinners. Although the menu is varied, we generally have our favourite meals - mine been their line fish, the kids being pizza or pasta. The complimentary focaccia started is usually quickly devoured and we have to order another because it is so yummy. It has a great... More 

Thank Jay4051
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126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We have been wanting to eat here for a while now and we managed to get a table on a would be busy night evening. Browsing through the menu was pretty much the same as any other menu but there were some amazing treats like a Malibu pasta which we really enjoyed. I love spending on great food but we... More 

Thank Tina N
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has a buzz to it. The food is good and it is also offers good value for money - it serves as a great place for family and friends and a wonderful venue to host large parties.

Thank Tomhudson
Perth, Australia
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97 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The night we visited The Mad Italian it was pouring with rain but the ambiance in the restaurant exuded warmth and character, we have never been to Italy but I would imagine that your average trattoria would not be too different from this quaint little restaurant. The place was almost full and the noise of conversation and laughter, usually irritating,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Adelaide Tambo Avenue | Durban North, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: 0315732938
Reviewed on Google and others. Always busy this Trattoria / restaurant. Don't forget to book to avoid disappointment!

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