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“Simply scrumptious!”

Cafe del Sol Classico
Ranked #1 of 1,314 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We have eaten at this restaurant since it was an unknown place where you could phone for a table an hour in advance. The food quality remained the same up to this very day! It is modern Italian - if you do not like pizza or pasta (like us) there is so much to enjoy! The food is innovative , well presented , always some specials and the service is personal and always with a smile. We have taken most of our friends here at some time or another and absolutely everybody is taken with the atmosphere and food straight away. We have even been invited back by some of them! We have many favourites, but the (home made) Gnocchi , the Calamari and the Gorgonzola Fillet remain at the very top of the list.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

The beauty of this restaurant is in its simplicity of its meals. The staff are all friendly and helpful and the signature dish(stuffed calamari) is delicious. Its one of those restaurants you can visit over and over again and never get tired of. The pavlova is also just divine.Quite an experience and well worth a visit. You will get hooked!

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1  Thank Prithie
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

The restaurant has expanded into another 20 m2 since my last visit and the white furniture and floors give it a chic, upmarket feel. The maitre d' was great in discussing the "specials' of the day and I opted for 2 starters, rather than a starter and main. The squid heads with aioli was crispy but no garlic was discernible in the aioli. The salmon with pea mousse was very forgettable as the salmon was raw and the pea mousse was white and inedible. The gnocchi with gorgonzola ordered by my vegetarian friend was delicious but quite a small portion for a main course. The Linguine Marina that my other friend ordered was a good sized portion and there were no complaints from her at all. The wine list is extensive and the restaurant is fully licensed with is a good when you take a big party with diverse tastes. The waitress was very attentive and then was nowhere to be found towards the end of the meal. Perhaps I chose the wrong course on the day, but as these were both on the "specials' menu, it should have been much better. Also, the starters were on average R70 per starter, which is at the upper end of what you would pay for a starter.

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3  Thank Lovetravel090
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

The food is amazing. The staff is fantastic. The atmosphere is great. Will definitely go back!! We are foodies at home, so we were not disappointed. Told them it was my mom's birthday when I booked, and the manager took the time to chat to her as if it was his mom. All the waiters that passed our table took the time to wish her a happy birthday...Made all the difference to her to be treated like family and get doted on...

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1  Thank Kgalalelo M
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Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Best food in the area. Not friendly to smokers. Staff are bossy. Interesting menu. We had interesting fillets. Pavlova and avogato to finish.

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Thank Trulyuf
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