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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
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Franschhoek, South Africa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Gaborone
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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42 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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.

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Thank B F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

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Thank Chris L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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260 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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.

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Thank TravelOften1968
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Joburg
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262 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This remains one of the quality Italian restaurants in Joburg. The personal touch of the owners is noticeable , and the service levels are accordingly always on point. We enjoyed the buffalo cheese and tomato , grill calamari as starters. For mains the calfs liver is a treat , and the veal options remain a regular choice . A good... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This is a Fabulous eatery book ing essential the place Was Packed to capacità the owner Was on the Floor the staff were lovely and the food simply delicious i had a salad starter with mozzarella a sui table accompaniment of wine with the Parma ham and for main course spaghetti carbonara changing the wine to a lovely shiraz finishing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

If you have eaten in great restaurants in Rome or were born in Rome,welcome back home. Great food of 100% italian origin, fast and pleasant service. Not cheap but cheaper than flying back to Roma.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?