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Illovo Mastrantonio

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3 Rivonia Road | Shop 5c, Illovo Square, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 268 6754
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Mastrantonio since the beginning, more off than on lately. The decor has remained pleasant, the staff attentive, but no manager in sight (Christmas period, the owners are gone away, which is the problem) The starters were delicious and well prepared, nice simple presentation. We were told to the specials and decided on the veal chops and calf's... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently discovered this good Italian eatery. The food was really good, the service was fast and friendly. There is much to choose from. We had the porcini risotto, pasta with italian sausage & the ribs. Everything was very tasty, but the ribs were the winner. The complimentary bread basket was a nice touch, and the flat bread was very,... More 

Thank ivabella
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285 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mastrantonio has delivered time and time again. It's great Italian dinning with a full menu of your favorite pasta choices. We enjoyed a quick meal with friends and all enjoyed the quality of food . Try the pasta with claims , or the veal lemon The personalized service by the owners is also the recipe for this restaurants success.

Thank EONJoburg
Franschhoek, South Africa
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had business lunch and enjoyed a good meal. The return is conveniently located. The food was good and good service too.

Thank Gordonfrz
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went by as my friend lives in the area and said it's been around forever. Calamari starter was lovely, big portion which was well received as I was starving. My pasta main Penne Salmone was cooked al dente and again very generous portion. Service great. It's not mind blowing or life changing but good solid Italian in a very warm... More 

1 Thank MikeBlue42
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Birthday dinner which was perfect all round - ambience, service and food! Having owned and operated a number of establishments in Johannesburg for more ham 20 years I am aware of the mark up on some red wines, but in this particular instance (ordered by my daughter who probably never even noticed the S/P), pricing was way "over the top."... More 

Thank Geoff W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had always had good experiences at Mastrantonio in the past. I ate there last week. The sole on special was very waterlogged and raw on the inside. It had obviously been frozen and not properly thawed before cooking.

Thank B F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We had dinner with work colleagues, what a great evening. The starters, just awesome, make sure u order an assortment, it was delicious. Depending on the number of people it could make for a great venue but could also work for a romantic evening. My kingklip on the bone was just what I needed. The freshness of the vegetables came... More 

1 Thank Chris L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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260 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This restaurant has been around forever and the formula still works. Solid Italian food at solid prices with decent service works for us every time, Nothing fancy, nothing spectacular, but good food value.

1 Thank TravelOften1968
Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I have frequented this Italian restaurant from the day it was opened by Gianni & Paolo.They have created a great ambience where food & service is delivered to a point of excellence.The many regular clientele confirm the consistent quality offered.I have taken friends & family for lunch & dinner and have always enjoyed the gourmet experience.🍾🍾🍾

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Rivonia Road | Shop 5c, Illovo Square, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 6754

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