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“One of the best ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Piccolo Mondo

Piccolo Mondo
Ranked #4 of 211 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: True to its name, the Piccolo Mondo really is “a world in one”, combined with superb food, excellent wine and a sophisticated ambience. The Piccolo Mondo instantly turns your visit into a distinctive culinary experience.Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served seven days a week in this magnificent restaurant, which overlooks the Nelson Mandela Square.
Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“One of the best ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Amazing food and great service. Eric was very friendly and he served the wine in a very unique way. It was weekday so we had a quiet, calm and perfect dinner, I loved it!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank JuMarques
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PiccoloManagement, Manager at Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
Dear JuMarques
Many thanks for your personal feedback about Eric, he is a true asset to our team and I will definitely share your comments with him, happy to hear you enjoyed the food, wine and service.
Safe Travels
Regards
Piccolo Mondo Management
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“Excellent attentive service and a great menu.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

A great evening. An excellent setting overlooking NM Sq. Excellent menu and extensive wine list. Food was superb and the wine great.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank John P
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PiccoloManagement, Manager at Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
Dear John P

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor.
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the food and wine selection, we look forward to hosting you again very soon.

Regards

Piccolo Mondo Management
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Pretoria, South Africa
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26 reviews
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“Vegetarians Avoid”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

I decided to treat my wife for her birthday at Piccolo Mondo and although the restaurant have a good atmosphere I was rather disappointed with the menu. As a vegetarian I was surprised not to see any vegetarian dish on the menu and upon request I was offered a pasta meal with no parma ham. The dish was tasteless and must've been the worst pasta dish I've ever had and then still got charged for the full dish with parma ham. (I am sure with parma ham it could be a great dish but without it most certainly not)
However, my wife ordered lamb and was very impressed, the desserts at least made up for a rather unsatisfactory evening out.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Martin017
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PiccoloManagement, Manager at Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
Dear Martin017

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that your lamb dish was a success
Our service and culinary team will ensure that we have a more comprehensive vegetarian offering available, freshly made to order.

Regards

Piccolo Management
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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“Great Italian, with lovely views of the most active, interesting square.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

Just a really pleasant Italian; a lovely place not only to eat, but also to sit outside on the square, watching the beautiful people at play. Could happily spend hours here!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank whothefox
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PiccoloManagement, Manager at Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Dear whothefox
Many thanks for your review on Trip Advisor.
Our location certainly is one of the best in Sandton overlooking the now famous Nelson Mandela Square, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the food and service and on your next visit to South Africa we look forward to welcoming you back.
Kind regards
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Midrand, South Africa
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83 reviews
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“Fine dining & wine pairing experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

On the last Friday of the month, Piccolo Mondo offers a 4 to 5 course meal and wine pairing with some of the top cellars in South Africa. Last Friday was done with the Cavalli Stud and Wine farm.
The restaurant seems to have reviewed its' portion sizes, so that it was possible to do justice to the beautifully presented and delicious meal, and service was attentive. We didn't find the wines remarkable, but the pairing was well done, and each variety did complement the dishes with which we were presented.
I would definitely recommend one of these evenings as a special treat. Essential to book your place, and remember to take some cash with you for the charity collection and lucky draw.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank CathieWebb
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PiccoloManagement, Manager at Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Dear CathieWebb
Thank you very much for your review of our Cavalli gourmet food and wine dinner, we value your feedback.
We invest a lot of time and effort into the menu and wine pairings for these evenings, so I’m glad that you enjoyed the pairings, they often take up to 5 tastings before they are perfected.
We next host Lourensford wine estate, so we look forward to welcoming you back for what must be one of JHBs best kept secrets.
Kind regards
Piccolo Mondo Management
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