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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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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 yesterday NEW

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 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Elie, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Franschhoek, a place of beauty and jammed packed full of great places to eat. But not all are to everyone's liking and the way we were treated here has left a very sour taste in my mouth! Again like another reviewer this overworked waitress tries to cover the whole place whilst the other server does his best to avoid any... More 

2 Thank David M
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived here for a late lunch - we were just passing through. From the start the service was poor. One waitress doing too much. We ordered food and drinks as did several tables around us. 10 mins later a party of about 20 arrived and we were grateful we had ordered before them. The drinks came and we waited... More 

Thank millietess
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is now known as Piccolo. When we stayed in Franschhoek we ate in this restaurant twice as we were so impressed with our first meal. The chicken livers piri piri are outstanding, steaks melt in your mouth and the fresh Angel fish so tasty. We were really impressed with the service, very attentive friendly staff who new their... More 

Thank Judbetty
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The new Piccolo - Probably the worst dining experience in Franschhoek at the moment. Not only are they expensive, but the food is really below par! The worst of all is that they only have a few things available on the menu, no seafood, no sushi, every time you try to order something you get the "sorry we don't have... More 

1 Thank HerschelleMentoor
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

A genuine place with the true local food.. Good for lunch. It is not fancy, not faux french and is good value. There are some reasonable wines on the list and the service is friendly.

Thank CJTim
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We often went to the old Kalfies on a sunday , its was always packed & was an excellent experience . We have now been twice to the new Picolo & this last sunday was the last. Watery coffee - definitely not an Americano which is what we ordered. Table was dirty.But worse of all is that they got our... More 

6 Thank Tami G
Franschhoek, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Went for coffee yesterday and it was disgusting. Watery coffee and chiped cups, dirty tables. Im sorry but the new Picolo must get the things togheter if they want to make it in this town. It is all about service and using the best and freshest produce money can buy. For me it was a very last.

4 Thank Herman S
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

I drove almost 100km to come for Kalfi's famous Babotie. I had been 2 years before and they had started with a piping hot Vetkoek in a brown paper bag. Babotie was rich and authentic. Today it was bland and watery with absolutely no flavour whatsover. They served it with boiled rock hard potato slices. No Chutney. When I complained... More 

1 Thank Robin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $14
Breakfast, Dinner
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
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?