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“I love Punchinello's!”

Punchinello's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 69 Restaurants in Fourways
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Punchinello’s Restaurant offers Venetian cuisine and a variety of wonderful dishes using the flavours of the Mediterranean as the inspiration with an emphasis on freshness of ingredients and simplicity in the recipe preparation and presentation.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“I love Punchinello's!”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

I have used this restaurant for small dinners and lunches with friends as well as for Client food and wine degustation evenings. It's also a good option for business breakfasts and Sunday lunches.

I enjoyed all the above experiences so much that I had my own birthday party there this year.

It's a great restaurant for a variety of target markets.
Upmarket decor, a nice look and ambiance for a hotel restaurant.
The open plan kitchen is great and can be very interactive.
The Antipasta buffet is very good indeed and offers good value for money.
The chef is flexible and obliging and will make you what you want for main course.

I will be going back there repeatedly!

  • Visited August 2013
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Sandton, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Seating too close together - food great”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Antipasta buffet was excellent with good variety. Had a night out for two package, but choice for main course only beef or chicken. As I do not eat beef, had to order the chicken breast. Was average.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Ugen M G
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Somerset West, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Masterchef judge Benny Masekwameng is tops!”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

I recently attended the MasterChef dinner with Sunday Times Good Times at Punchinellos in Monte Casino. Besides having a little trouble finding the place (not in Monte, but in the Southern Sun hotel), I was very impressed. The hotel is opulent and beautiful. The restaurant is gorgeous and inviting, but the food is what got me. Absolutely amazing!! From the wild mushroom risotto to the lobster bisque to the crispy salmon ... everything was amazing. Chef Benny is a worthy judge of MasterChef, as he is a Master Chef himself. He is friendly and warm and made the whole experience a memory of a lifetime!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Heidi L
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good place for Sunday lunch”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Enjoy a pre-lunch drink in the sun sitting on the deck and then go through to the restaurant for a buffet lunch. You are welcomed at the door with a cocktail drink, taken to your table and then have a delicious starter buffet. The roasts and veggies were average but the desserts were pretty good. The staff were extremely attentive, good selection of wines, and not bad live music. Most enjoyable place for a Sunday lunch. Will go back as it is good value for money.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Heather F
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Johannesburg
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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“Fabulous transformation”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

I am pleased to say that the Sunday buffet lunch is a real treat.
With a change of management has come excellent service and a superb Sunday lunch. Excellent selection of starters (got to try salmon and grapefruit starter) lots of fresh salads too. Main course boasts a good, tasty variety. The usual roasts but also casseroles and much more . Tantalising desserts also part of the deal.
Happy to say the pizza bread served was DELICIOUS! ( last year we were served raw pizza bread )
Needless to say the restaurant was full ( unlike last yrs empty restaurant)...of course it would be.....with great food, fabulous service and good value. Well done to Punchinellos management and staff !!

  • Visited March 2013
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