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Il Giardino Degli Ulivi

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44 Stanley Avenue | Sunnyside, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
+27 11 482 4978
11:45 - 21:00
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Sun 11:45 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:45 - 21:00
Sat 23:45 - 21:00
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Esher, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant swings because of the extremely good group. As opposed to background music this is loud and music for dancing. This restaurant is very full for Sunday lunch and I advise booking for a Sunday. Service is slow but with the music time passes. 4 hours for us but no one complained in our group. Music costs R35 per... More 

Thank watchman2015
Windsor, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am visiting from the UK and after doing a three week road trip through the Cape experiencing and being enriched with the arts, I was greatly looking forward after arriving back in Johannesburg to some decent live music. And so I spent my last night at Il Giardino watching and living some excellent music. Now I can't fault the... More 

Thank Tracy K
Roodepoort, South Africa
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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really feels like sitting under the olive trees in some Italian village in the countryside! Service friendly but somewhat laid back. Our choice of mains did not disappoint. The lamb cutlets and filet mignon were excellently prepared. Interesting menu and small winelist

Thank ljkilian777
Johannesburg, South Africa
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113 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a group lunch for 8 adults. The atmosphere is reasonably authentic for a venue a long way from Italy. Menu is interesting, albeit on the high side and the entertainment adds to the atmosphere. All dishes ordered seemed to pass the mark and earn a thumbs up. we ordered a selection of starters which we shared, followed by a... More 

Thank 271hiltont
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and geat vibe with live music. We have been several times abd it is consistently excellent.

South Africa
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Food was average. Pizza was dry and tasteless. Wine selection limited. Had to ask for ice for our wine 3 times. The rest gets 10 out of 10. The setting under the trees. The musicians played with so much passion. Bookings are essential, as the whole outside area was fully reserved. Cutest little gardens. Will be back because of the... More 

Thank RoxySouthAfrica
Accra, Ghana
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Very interesting setting with a lovely ambience. Food was good and portions rather on the genrous side. Wine selection was limited but what was available was good. I loved the garden and laid back atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

Thank EJTS
Sandton,South Africa
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198 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

You feel happy to enter this beautifully decorated place. There is seating outside, which is very pleasant, but looking at the suspended orchids, chandeliers, light fittings etc in this glassed space, really enhances the experience. The warm apple dessert was the best Ive tasted.

Thank Gilda18
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

If you want to avoid the crazy malls of Johannesburg days before Christmas few other places offer as perfect a break from the festive season busyness as the lovely Il Giardino at 44 Stanley. The garden setting is great and the mix of furniture creates a vibey feel. Italian inspired menu with lots of pizza and pasta choices. We chose... More 

Thank DallenV
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Amazing food. Includes some designer's stores and a nice garden. I recommend it for a weekend lunch.

Thank Michelle P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:45 - 21:00
11:45 - 21:00
11:45 - 21:00
11:45 - 21:00
11:45 - 21:00
23:45 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?