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“Probably my favourite”

Cafe del Sol Classico
Ranked #1 of 1,211 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Level 6 Contributor
330 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Probably my favourite”
Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Years before Eat Out found it a friend introduced us to this gem one lazy Sunday afternoon. After tasting the chicken roulade I realized this restaurant would have a life long love affair with me. To this day ( despite how popular it has become) this is a haven of taste. The lemon-cello calamari, beef balsamic and amazing wine list (compiled by Ryan) is magnificent. The quotes on the walls is also unique- more than a restaurant. A taste sensation. Best Italian in SA? Definitely!

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
“Outstanding menu”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Had a lovely ladies lunch - outstanding...!!!!
Going back for dinner with husband
Can't beat this menu and Mama's Pavlova !!!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Johannesburg
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Absolute taste sensation”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Outstanding food. Make sure you book well in advance, but worth the wait. No matter what you order you cant go wrong. Excellent service. Try the specials.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank happy2bJohannesburg
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Always fantastic”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

It is completely understandable why Cafe del Sol was rated the best Italian in South Africa! The food is always outstanding. I've visited many times and it is always perfect! Service is great and this restaurant has a great vibe.

Be sure to book as it gets booked up very quickly!

Well worth a drive from anymore in Johannesburg.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Anja42
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great risotto”
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

I had what is probably the best risotto I've had in South Africa - the butternut risotto with truffle oil. Overall I loved the experience. Service was great, wines well priced. Everyone else had the lamb rack with porcini risotto. I tasted it and it was also really good. Will definitely return.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Janice S
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