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“Great friendly oasis from the Winelands heat”

Christina's Bistro at Van Loveren
Ranked #2 of 29 Restaurants in Robertson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The place to lunch in the Robertson Valley if you love Thin-crust wood-fired gourmet pizzas, award winning burgers, great food made to order from fresh local seasonal produce. Located within the lush gardens of the Van Loveren Estate, child and pet friendly seating under the vine-covered pergola, or inside the old Manor House with french doors opening up into the gardens. Also open on Sundays when local musicians set the tone for a laid back afternoon!
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Great friendly oasis from the Winelands heat”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Great family vibe, accommodating and friendly. Cool outside dining, possibly live, music a bit loud.

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“Impeccable family pizza”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

I loved this spot and felt a huge amount of empathy with the restauranteur on the second day after christmas when hearing that her staff didnt pitch after christmas. The pizzas were delectable. Even considering all the environmental circumstances. The best in SA. Homegrown basil and most other ingredients from the farm. think hawaiian pizza with slow roast pork instead of industrialised ham. Better than any alternative wood-fired pizza in the big city. Go here if you are in the area. The best, nothing better in the Langeberge. Cheesecake to die for - 100 times over. Taste it for yourself!

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Montagu, Western Cape, South Africa
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15 reviews
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“Best Pizza!”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

As usual we were not disappointed when we visited Christian's last Sunday. It was very hot outside and the place was filling up very quickly. The service was great, and "The Anton" pizza's we had have to be the best pizza we've ever eaten, anywhere! If there was a small blemish it was perhaps the volume of the 'background' music. The live saxophone was good but a bit too loud for easy conversation at table.

  • Visited December 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

We had a late lunch after a morning of wine tasting at Christina's. It was the middle of winter, we were the only guests at all the wineries we visited, and yet, even at three o'oclock on a weekday, this restaurant was fairly busy, which should tell you all you need to know! It seemed to be locals for the most part, and by the look of it, regulars, in case you're still uncertain.
Fantastic, thin and crispy based pizzas with original toppings and yummy burgers in a beautiful setting. Generous portions, great service and the best cappucinno we had in a very long time. All in all, a winner!

  • Visited May 2012
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Robertson, Western Cape
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“A lovely Restaurant on a Winery”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Christinas has recently opened. Their hamburgers and pizzas are different and a pleasure to eat. It is obvious that management are serious about giving their clients satisfaction. Service is excellent and managemant presence is obvious. We have been here 3 times and have seen the number of full tables inctreasing each visit. Word among the local Robertsoners is that it is the place for a good relaxing meal. A real compliment where mediocraty in an eating place is not accepted.

Visited May 2012
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