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“Mi ci Ritrovo”
Review of Ritrovo - CLOSED

Ritrovo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Ritrovo was established in 1995 as South Africa's first fully authentic Italian fine dining venue. Over the last 20 years Ritrovo has won more than 50 local and international awards and has become SA's most award winning Italian restaurant. At Ritrovo fresh seasonal ingredients and very traditional Italian regional specialities fuse with old school European restaurant service and a magnificent 10,000+ bottle wine cellar with two internationally qualified sommeliers to guide you through its treasures. With the owners always on hand Ritrovo is an experience to be savoured and enjoyed in comfort.
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Finally a true Italian restaurant in Pretoria. If you want match Italian standard cuisine, you have to start from the bases: bread, olive oil and wine. Three of them amazing. Secondly the behavior of the owner has to be Italian. Friendly, Italian speaker and singer (close to Pavarotti) as well. Last but not least food. It's not easy having a fresh and tasty carpaccio bresaola in South Africa and really fresh and simple cooked fish in Pretoria. Well done Fortunato (the owner), next stage it will be taste Pasta.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We decided to have our wedding reception at Ritrovo, we had a very small intimate wedding only about 20 guests. We had our reception dinner in the cellar private dining room and we couldn't have chosen a better venue. The atmosphere was intimate and romantic, the food was amazing and the staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. The owner really made a great effort to ensure everything was perfect for our special day!

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1  Thank Yolandi M
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

A duty business meal so not expecting to enjoy it but quite nice - with a father and son team; Dad explaining the dishes and the (rather large) son cooking. Good value wine and two courses each for $65 - I had the fish which was very good althouth the mashed potatoes were a bit runny! My colleague had pork ribs (which I have never associated with Italian fine-dining until tonight) but it looked very nice. All in all - good value, a nice place, nice service but I would never be able to find it again!

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1  Thank Gavin J
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Have been here a number of occasions during past 2 years while on business in Pretoria. Although on the outskirts of Pretoria it is in a very good and safe location.
The ambience is first class, the food and service are very good. Overall always a very good dining experience.

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1  Thank Mike B
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Had excellent starters, lamb kidneys, followed by Tilapia accompanied by Louis Sauvignon Blanc. Friendly staff and good food and wine in a formal yet convivial setting. The location is central with secure parking and good access from N1.

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