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“Ambience good. Food poor”
Review of Verdicchio

Verdicchio
Ranked #86 of 1,208 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Verdicchio Restaurant and Wine Cellar is situated in the heart of Montecasino, Fourways. Dine in the romantic setting of an Italian Villa in the heart of Tuscany, with our Mediterranean flavors to accompany wines of all vintages, from all the wine regions of the world, indulge and leave with a true Italian experience.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Ambience good. Food poor”
Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Table for 2. Ambience good. Table in the cellar area with wine bottles and bare bricks all around. Attentive service. Neat ordering - menu on ipad with pics of food. Food did not deliver at all. Mussel starter too heavy. Prawn cocktail with no real taste. Rump (ordered medium rare) tough with lots of sinew. Hacked at it for a while and gave up. Oxtail watery. Disappointed. Promised so much but delivered little.

Visited October 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Class, technology and good food”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

What a wonderful surprise of a restaurant. The service was excellent with our waitron tending to our needs with a smile and sense of humour. The reason technology is included in the title is the fact that you are presented with an iPad boasting beautiful photos of every dish. Every detail has been considered right down to the dual spelling of whisk(e)y. This is such a wonderful place to spend a romantic night out! the food was very good, wine excellent and overall highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
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Johannesburg
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A tasty and pleasant meal”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

The meal was tasty (sole, rumps steaks and oxtail ordered and the wine list was impressive but quite pricey. The overall ambiance is a bit claustrophobic as it's downstairs in a pseudo-cellar. While the food is pleasant and wholesome, it doesn't have that X factor that makes it stand out as a great meal or evening (probably too touristy). The menu and wine list are presented on iPads, quite novel but it meant that the party spent a long time playing with the gadget and after a day in the office the last thing one wants to see was something electronic.

  • Visited September 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, just like a little restaurant in Tuscany”
Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Service, food and atmosphere are great. The wine list is impressive but quite expensive. Overall a restaurant to be recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
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Franschhoek, South Africa
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent food, wine selection and ambiance”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

For a spur of the moment walk-in restaurant we were very pleasantly surprised that the interior was so spacious and decorated in true Italian/Tuscan style. The menus were presented on iPads and the waiters were dressed up in black and white with Borsalino hats... very presentable. Service was very good and the food excellent. Oysters were fresh and the veal highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
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