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Il Giardino Degli Ulivi

44 Stanley Avenue | Sunnyside, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
+27 11 482 4978
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“gnocchi” (11 reviews)
“pizza” (27 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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44 Stanley Avenue | Sunnyside, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a tough morning and wanted a fast but good brunch in the area. Selected il Giardino from a host of venues and were rewarded with very very good pizza's and and even better Gnocchi!. Plenty of table , live music and probably the current...More

Thank Stuart f
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The place is really nice and pleasant, with some really nice live music sometimes. But the food is awful, my beef was stale and uncooked (and I like medium -rare!), my wife's fish was left untouched. The service is terrible, they are never available and...More

Thank Gabriel B
Reviewed 18 February 2018

I finally found one of the v cool places in cosmo Joburg to hang out and feel like a local. Il Giardino is just awesome on a Sunday afternoon, and I'm assured not just the one I was there for. Great vibes with a live...More

Thank Lee T
Faith D, Front Office Manager at Il Giardino Degli Ulivi, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you Lee for your review!!

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ordered the salad and salmon pasta. Meals were average/mediocre and so was the service. Setting was superb. Limited wine by the glass selection however was affordable and tasty.

Thank Gavin G
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Food was prepared WELL in advance, you just know when something was given to you when it was probably made the night before for someone else. Some dodgy business going on here.

Thank MargueriteVN13
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Nice atmosphere, although the waiting times are rather long. Good pizza's and also the carpaccio is highly recommendable.

Thank joannezondag
Magrieta P, Owner at Il Giardino Degli Ulivi, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank You Joannezondag for your feedback,the waiting time could have been due to the fact that some of our staff were on annual leave, however, that would be resolved. Thanks!!

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Nice al fresco courtyard with pleasant music lots of happy people. Friendly and attentive staff quickly bringing good food. Recommend the Italian chicken salad - delicious...

Thank NickPann
Magrieta P, Owner at Il Giardino Degli Ulivi, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank You NickPann, hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We often go to il Giardino for a lunch and have never been disappointed. The prawns were perfectly cooked and the service was attentive. Under the trees, it has a lovely el fresco feel.

Thank lynnmurg
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The food here is great, with a good selection of pizzas, pastas, meats, desserts and salads. The setting is beautiful under the olive trees and it's a charming, romantic spot. Live bands on weekends and popular wedding venue.

Thank Nicola K
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We just love the ambience of this lively restaurant in an open garden like setting. The food is great and they have delicious pizzas. They had a terrific live band (Runaway Train) and great little shops in the complex. Bookings on a weekend are essential.

Thank 777SouthAfrica
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Stanley Avenue | Sunnyside, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 482 4978
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