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“a tuna steak that melts in your mouth!”

Illovo Mastrantonio
Ranked #92 of 1,315 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Was invited by a business associate to dinner on a Monday night in a suburb or Johannesburg. Was surprised to see how busy it was for a Monday, located in what seemed to be a non descript shopping center (to be fair it was dark) . But in entering the restaurant, there was a nice buzz of conversation and friendly waiter. The chef or owner even came out and asked how the meal was.
I ordered the grilled tuna and was amazed by the tender steak that I was presented with. Sushi grade and lightly grilled andas the French would say "succulent" The wine servings were generous and delicious. I do recommend it.

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Thank fontygirl
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Going back to Mastrantonio in Illovo is always a pleasure. The restaurant is always a hive of activity and speaks volumes for the loyalty of its clientele. The staff are friendly, the owners always present and the food is consistently good. Lunch or dinner....either are great. I don`t think you will be disappointed.

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1  Thank Greg S
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

There are a few that vie for top of the pops in Johannesburg for pasta, but the original Mastra still takes it. The ragu is sublime, and they will moelst your taste buds (in the good way!) with their Porchini mushroom dishes - out of this world - try the Risotto

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1  Thank TheMooly
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

The restaurant was full when we booked but made a plan seat us that Saturday evening. Service was average because they were very busy but I like the fact that they are still hands on. My favourite meal there has always been the prawn pasta - it defies description its so good. My daughter and friends also eat there from time to time and can't fault it either

1  Thank Bongitole
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

I used to come here ,when living in Johannesburg, mainly for nostalgia . now livingback in italy , invited here by friends , i realized in full how far this food is from real italian food . so it is ok, but the polenta i had with my ossobuco was closer to glue than anything else, while the meat was very good. of the 3 other friends, the lucky ones had penne with crab, while the pumpkin panzerotti were drowning in too much sauce . other italian restaurants in South Africa are much better .noise was also quite significant .

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Thank nicolas s
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