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“for a southafrican so called italian it is ok”

Al Firenze Ristorante and pizzeria
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in La-Lucia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Milan, Italy
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1,351 reviews
898 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
“for a southafrican so called italian it is ok”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

as an italian travelling abroad you find 2 types of restaurants. the ones which claim to be italian but have lost the real character and cannot even spell the menu correctly and the modern recent ones which are in line with current italian and real food. this one belongs to the first category . hinest and fait in prices but do not look for sophistication

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Durban
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Italian dining pleasure”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great food, good wine, a popular local eaterie. we have spent many occasions there, sitting on the outside terrace sharing good food and loads of laughs

Visited February 2013
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Durban, South Africa
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213 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This restaurant has a very comprehensive Italian menu and the food is excellent. It has a pleasant vibe and altogether a pleasant place to eat.

Visited December 2012
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Durban, South Africa
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142 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great to be back!”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Having not been to my favourite restaurant Al Firenze for some time due to a bit of a fall out with Tony the owner, I thought I am cutting my own throat for what! So we returned for a light Saturday lunch and were pleasantly surprised that the food was up to its same great standard even after the legendary Enrico's passing. After the garlic and herb pizza bread dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinigar Rita chose the Melanzane Parmingiana a melody of brinjal, mozarella & napoletana sauce baked in the wood-fire oven - what a dream! I opted for my old faithful of Tagilatelle Alfredo [ham], it was still as wonderful as I remembered, creamy, flavourful and generous - so much so I took almost half home to savour later. The only down side was our waitress Mona. After opening the wine she never touched the bottle again - we were doing the pouring from then on. We had to ask for our meal before it came and our bill, not a very cheerful soul, maybe blame her parents for giving her such a name! Yes Tony we will be back!

  • Visited June 2013
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Local favorite family restuarant”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

this is one of my favourites, very accommodating staff and owners, whenever I'm in the mood for good Italian or fish, my first choice is to call Al Fienze. tucked away in the leafy suburb, away from the hustle and bustle of the city or big malls, an ideal venue to relax and enjoy good food and wine...

  • Visited May 2013
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