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“Excellent Italian food, good service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tortellino D'Oro

Tortellino D'Oro
Ranked #75 of 1,123 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Johannesburg, South Africa
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698 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian food, good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is a family business, mama and papa and their daughter run the place. It is very popular, always rather book ahead, esp for Sat and Sunday lunch. They serve traditional but innovative Italian food, always very tasty and not too much oil or butter. Try the fennel salad or the sole, or the veal, the food is great!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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87 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Honestly not that great”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

It was great sunny day. We thought we´d like to have lunch at one of the best pasta restaurant in Jo´burg, so we found this restaurant and had lunch there.
First of all, service was very slow and not friendly.
The place is pretty and seems popular but spagetti was not that great as everybody comments about. All dishes are a bit more expensive than Johannesburg/Cape Town avarage. But pasta is fresh but a bit too soft and not that impressive taste we both agreed.
We come to South-Africa often. We love fine dining but never found great Italian restaurant so far, include pasta and pizza. So this is also one of them.
About this restaurant, what I didn´t like was the atmosphere their staff creat. As I mention, it was slow and also not friendly. But when we check, the waiter suddenly start to say ´Thank you thank you thank you thank you...´too many times. It was unpleasent lunch experience.
Additional infomation, if you share the dish, they will charge some fee.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank TAK24
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best Italian Fare in Johannesburg!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Consistently good Italian food! Try the pear and gorgonzola salad/or Tiger Prawn salad followed by Bisteca Grigilia and the Tarimisu! All the food and wine s excellent as is the service. Great for families and also patronised by the gastronomical cognoscenti! The restaurant is not ostentatious, nor does it pretend to aspire to fine dining. It is a little pricey and looking upon a car park, patrons don"t go for the views! I return again and again for consistently great Italian food served by Mama!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank brianpatterson273
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tortilini heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

The pasta dishes here are delicious. This family run restaurant serves up real rib sticking food. The portion are good although I found them a bit pricey. Service was good.

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2 Thank Rogerthetaster
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best italian in Joburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Best italian food in Jhb - at a price. View is not great but service and food are exemplary. Try the warm tuna salad - my fave.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank senorneek
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