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“Very average Italian restaurant”

Amarcord Italian Food
Ranked #187 of 1,212 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Authentic Northern Italian cuisine with a splash of southern, brought to you by the original owners of Assaggi! Come join us for an authentic Italian experience with pastas homemade fresh daily, stews, meat, fish, we have it all, made in the traditional way!
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Description: Authentic Northern Italian cuisine with a splash of southern, brought to you by the original owners of Assaggi! Come join us for an authentic Italian experience with pastas homemade fresh daily, stews, meat, fish, we have it all, made in the traditional way!
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Very average Italian restaurant”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We had a lovely evening with our friends at the restaurant. The food is good, wholesome italian food, but nothing special. The ambience is great and the service is efficient and friendly. Nice, average italian restaurant.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Another Italian restaurant”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had dinner with a few friends at this new Italian restaurant. The company was great and we had a great evening with them. The decor and ambience were great and the service was good. The food wasn't outstanding to me. I had the mussel starter which was nice and the rib-eye steak for mains. The meat was cooked well, but there was nothing special to it. Dessert was Tiramisu which was great. All in all, the dining experience didn't stand out for me and was quite average. I felt it was just another italian restaurant. Pity, because I had great expectations!

  • Visited June 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Uninspiring”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Apon arriving you assume that how busy the place is you are in for a treat.

My understanding is that it is a family run restaurant, with mama in the kitchen and family members running the floor, the kitchen is glass fronted so you can see all the action which is always a nice touch in a restaurant.

We only ordered main courses, which was a nice mix of dishes from a good menu that seemed to offer great homemade Italian classics! My particular dish wasnt good at all, I ordered Veal ravioli finished with a burnt sage butter sauce, served classically with a well made sauce wouldve been amazing, but i got undercooked raviolis in a pool of melted margarine, and no sage how they thought that was a burnt butter sauce is beyond me.

The manager\owner seemed little concerned that i mentioned the difference from the menu to what was served, not even offering a coffee, nevermind comping the dish! oh well i just wont return, and i doubt any of us would.

On the plus side, service was fair and the atmosphere lively, night before Valentines i guess contributed to this, friends had the Veal Limone which they enjoyed.

Makes you wonder if they'll make it?

  • Visited February 2013
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