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Piccolo Restaurant

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17 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Kalfi’s Restaurant)
+27 21 876 2520
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I usually don't give negative reviews but this restaurants' seafood was atrocious to say the least. The calarmari was not calarmari but lumps of batter. We then sent our meals back and ordered the yellowtail fish and 6 king prawns. Definitely more palatable compared to the calamari but also dry and overcooked. The chef in my experience is not a... More 

1 Thank Orlanda62
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for lunch on a Saturday. I ordered the sushi which was really good and my 2 friends ordered calamaris and the sea food platter for 1. Both dishes were very overcooked. Our waitress seems to be a bit clueless. Several things were ordered incorrect, rice instead chips for the platter, salmon roses instead of california rolls. We... More 

Thank NellekeKo
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129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought we would call in here for supper. It used to be called Kalfi's, and indeed, it still is on the bill! This is a homely, friendly restaurant serving excellent Cape food, and also Sushi, which many people were eating and ordering seconds and thirds. We were on a table next to the sushi counter, and the chef was... More 

1 Thank Pick1962
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Friendly staff and an unrivaled lunch menu. Awesome stuff guys. Thanks for having us.

Thank Sunisha J
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Piccolo is the new Kalfi's. We have been coming to Franschhoek for the last 15 years and have always loved the simple home cooked meals at Kalfi's even after Kalfi left several years ago. The interior has been changed and the lovely fire has gone! Our meal was ok. Not outstanding, and to be honest we thought rather expensive. Bobotie... More 

Thank Shanghailiz
Reykjavik, Iceland
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On another late afternoon, we were out in the village. We were hungry and looking for a quick, early bite. We went to an old waterhole, but now it had changed hands, and was serving sushi. Well, why not try that then? We ordered and then the wait started, after half an hour we were about to leave. Then a... More 

Thank Agustina T
Franschhoek, South Africa
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a little lunch recently, and after ordering a drink, and having my heart set on some sushi, I was then told the sushi menu was not available as the sushi chef had not arrived that day. Period. No one seemed too phased by this, including the manager. One gets the sense the restaurant needs a proper shake... More 

Thank Travelnut064
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try the Franschhoek Roll, the chef's signature's dish. Try other sushi, made with real Japanese rice and nori. The chef makes his own special soy sauce so you can skip the Kikoman ;) The boboti!!! Awesome..!

Thank Ama S
Somerset West, South Africa
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great sushi lunch . Freshest sushi made while you wait. Service was very good and the waitress attentive. The owner always in attendance and he has over 20 years experience in the Sushi business. Decor not terribly exciting and the "Ladies" could really do with a clean !!!!! Give it a try.

Thank linyanti2014
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

I enjoyed my meal here. It is not fine dining and is not trying to be. It was flavoursome food and good value for money. I found the staff very friendly and attentive. I would certainly go back.

Thank DSB57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $14
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 am
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Kalfi’s Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2520
Restaurant new owners & managemeent

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?