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Post Office Centre 30 Rudd Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 268 1370
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18:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 14:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Good food bad service and no aircon plus noisy would recommend they train their waiters and do something about the noise levels

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Thank Padraig_JHB
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

You wanna go somewhere nice for dinner? This is the place to come, the food here is so damn good like it's not even funny, from starters, mains, to dessert. Honestly worth going to, especially for dinner.

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Thank kits0s
Milan, Italy
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1,313 reviews
864 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

now overpriced, poor service. food average. there are several better italian restaurants now in Johannesburg. pity, once upon a time i was a regular and it was great

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Thank nicolas s
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I was appalled by this restaurant. The service is close to the lowest possible level of mediocrity. Menus came 15 minutes after being finally seated. Wine came 20 mins later. Decent starters, although when faced to an order of "antipasti misti" of cold meats AND cheese, the waiter asks you to select either cold meats OR cheese. But worst was... More 

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Thank Cris F
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I think this restaurant relies on their regular wealthy customers and hence they can charge the prices they do. I do not think this offers good value. Service is slow and décor is very mediocre. The food quite average.

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Thank secreyme1
Nairobi, Kenya
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The space feels good as it is on an internal verandah with good atmosphere. The food was good, the service was not intrusive, but efficient. A good place for good food.

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Thank Expectmoretoday
Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We had heard that Assaggi was a really special and authentic Italian restaurant, but we had just never got around to going. Well, today we were looking for a good lunch venue and decided to give it a try. Sadly, it fell far short of expectations. We started by sharing an Insalata Verde con Parmigiano, which was very fresh and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers no-frills food that is normally a notch above but last night, I was a little disappointed. For instance, the Spaghetti Pescatore was the stuff of my dreams. This time, it didn't quite live up to expectations. The spaghetti was a tad too al dente and the mussels slimy but it was good enough. It's a huge portion... More 

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Thank Jill M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Assaggi was an old favourite until we moved to Cape Town. Our excitement at returning was regrettably misplaced. Yes, the atmosphere is still there, and the portions extremely generous, but the food that made Assaggi's a must in the old days is only average. Whilst the calamari with zucchini frites was above average, the scallops in shell were over-cooked and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our family are regulars there. Food always very good. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for great italian food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
Thursday
18:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
Friday
18:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
Saturday
18:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Post Office Centre 30 Rudd Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 1370
Description
Assaggi Illovo is under new management and ownership it is back to its original state. Assaggi's original menu is back along with of our traditional authentic dishes. Talented and adored Head chef Luca Toni is back in the kitchen full of passion and generosity which shows in his food he serves.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?