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Trattoria Renato

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39 Greenhill Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 646 9203
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We tried this after reading the reviews.I had the best fettucine pescatore ever. The staff are friendly and efficient. The tables are close together which makes for a very congenial atmosphere. We chatted to people at neighbouring tables. All great fun and highly recommended. We'll be back to try out more dishes.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

If you're keen for fantastic food and a quiet night out, this is the place. A small, intimate and lovely family restaurant. It's small, so you might have to wait to be seated - but do, because it's worth it!

Thank SWelz
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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168 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We recently found Trattoria Renato when we were invited there with friends for lunch. We had an absolutely delightful meal!! One of the best Italian meals we've had in Jo'burg, for sure! In fact we enjoyed it so much, we went back the next weekend for lunch. Don't look for a fancy decor and atmosphere, but that is way overshadowed... More 

Thank LW1214
Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Renato's was recommended by friends who have been going there for over 15 years. Excellent Italian food, good service, small and cosy atmosphere. Have now been there 6 times in the last few months - tried a number of dishes and never disappointed!

Thank MaxLoe
Johannesburg, South Africa
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158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something new for a Sunday lunch . After a quick search we found this . The food , service and set up was all great . The prices were very reasonable a typical restaurant for the surrounding areas close by . Highly recommended this place

Thank AlanMendy
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I have been eating here for years. The pizza by Mario is excellent. I think it is the best Italian food in Joburg. The tables are very close together if you are dining in but I think that goes to the intimacy of the restaurant.

Thank kirith2301
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217 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is one of our family's favorite places to eat in Johannesburg, and it is as consistent and good as it has always been. I never even bother to go beyond the pizza (Sicilian-style, with lots of anchovies), and the same holds for the others: Pepperoni for the grandchildren, usually. You will not be disappointed. This is Italian cuisine at... More 

Thank HunterBloemfontein
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2016

My go-to choice for honest Italian fare in Johannesburg. Get there early though as tables fill up (mostly with locals) soon after the 6pm opening time for dinner service. The ravioli arrabiata is a winner.

Thank Rajesh L
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Everybody has a favourite little Italian restaurant. This is mine. It's been around for years, but I've only been dining there for the past 5. A tiny little place with a wood-fired oven, with unsophisticated decor and a limited menu - but the food that comes out of that kitchen is just brilliant every single time. Authentic, unfussy, quality ingredients... More 

Thank Peter v
Johannesburg, South Africa
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

casual dining, mediterranean atmosphere, very tasty and typically Italian faire, Limited wine selection but bring your own bottle allowed

Thank Uwe P

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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Greenhill Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 646 9203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?