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La Cucina di Ciro

43 Seventh Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2120, South Africa
+27 11 442 5187
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“duck” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
43 Seventh Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2120, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We have been here a few times! We went this month as a group! The service for such a big group was great! It's an intimate and cost atmosphere. The meals are delicious and portions generous. Good wine list! Decent cuppachino.

Thank Shrimp1987
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We are regulars to La Cucina di Ciro and are treated like family, from the parking attendant to Ciro himself! This is excellent for any occasion, from intimate dining to family or business functions. The seasonal printed menu is limited to what Ciro knows he...More

Thank Tony B
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We were a large group of 20 patrons, some of Italian decent. The menu testified of a keen and able chef. The food more than lived up to expectation. I highly recommend the duck with black cherry sauce. The seafood pasta got rave reviews all...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

What use to be one of my favorite restaurants has now fallen out of grace, food quality was poor, steak over cooked, unappetizing sauce, ice cream melted on dessert, with little or no focus on presentation of the food

1  Thank globalcitzen
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

First time visit and we were blown away by this restaurant! The staff were excellent; very attentive and professional. Congrats to whoever trained them. The food isn't your typical Italian trattoria, but is more upmarket. I had the wild boar carpaccio followed by the special...More

Thank martinuksa
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I ordered a rissoto which was average and a caparinha drink which was small and very overpriced. Beautiful setting inside but I was ushered outside which I didn't mind but every time a car would drive in a wave of dust from the gravel and...More

Thank shivanis595
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Our good friend Cosmo always takes his good friends to Ciro's for special celebrations and we are never disappointed. Once you have negotiated the busy road and parking, the restaurant is a joy to the eye and the palate. Ciro is a fine host and...More

Thank PaulDJohannesburg
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The dishes are very expensive. You order veal and you have to pay extra for potatoes and for vegetables. My veal was not refined it was like a schnitzel swimming in melted butter .wines are overpriced not a nice experience. Owner not very friendly.

Thank Leilaleka
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I absolutely love his mix of interesting flavours and the setting is so lovely. but there was something missing for me in terms of service. You kind of feel like the "locals" who go often get extra special attention. Plus when you add up everything...More

Thank sirensash
La_Cucina_di_Ciro, Owner at La Cucina di Ciro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Hi SirenSash Thank you for your remarks, but just a question from my side, I feel your pain about the expense of food these days, but unfortunately that's what we all have to live with here in South Africa with the increase of food.

Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Salmon evening for me - carpaccio starter and pan fried... WOW! Thank you Ciro - personal and memorable - as always not worth trying anywhere else.

Thank Marc N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Seventh Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2120, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 442 5187
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Description
In a society where everything is about the pace of modern living, sometimes we need to be reminded to take the time to enjoy one's food while sitting around a dinner table.
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