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Ritrovo

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103 Club Avenue | Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
+27 12 460 4367
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11:30 - 14:00
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An authentic, and extensive menu with the taste of provenance in every dish. The place for long lunches and great dinners.

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Thank Jaco-Pierre S
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place with a beautiful view and excellent food and fast friendly service. We will definitely be back. Ask for the wine made by the owner Fortunato Mazzone. Absolutely delicious.

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Thank Albert C
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I January we went to Ritrovo restaurant, I made a booking for the informal lounge, the decor and the upkeep of the restaurant is lacking and in need of attention the menu also needs to be updated, the way it is at the moment I would not say that it is worth the money spent, the staff was very friendly... More 

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Thank Dirk C
Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

What can I say that a hundred others haven't said already? Great service, great ambience and super delicious food (albeit a little pricey). I'm so happy we got to visit before they move to a new location. Check out their website for details. We'll definitely visit them there!

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Thank mkknipe
Pretoria, South Africa
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

What a magnificent place to go for an Italian dinner! Not only is the food breathtakingly delicious, the atmosphere is amazing because of the live classical/opera singing live entertainment. What gives this restaurant a special twist is the friendly chef who comes out to introduce himself and who may give you a treat by singing a few famous numbers! Only... More 

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Thank jodz-m
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your wonderful review. You just made a chef very happy indeed. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We received excellent service from entering the restaurant, friendly and helpful staff escorted us to our table , situated beside the window with an amazing view of Waterkloof. The restaurant has an amazing, relaxed atmosphere and a menu to suit all tastes, wine included! Food was excellent!

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Thank SheikofAraby
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Hi There. Thank you for your very lovely review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. Kind regards Forti More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Ritrovo is an old favourite of mine - been there many, many times over the years and have never been disappointed. On arrival we were welcomed at the door and received friendly, professional service right throughout dinner. In our party of four we ordered different dishes and everybody was well satisfied by quality as well as quantity. The ambiance in... More 

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Thank Helena5731969
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Dear Helena. Thank you for your lovely and constructive review. We appreciate it. Kind regards Forti. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We have been to Ritrovo several times before and have never been disappointed. Good food, excellent atmosphere, great service, impressive wine list.

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Thank SpringbokPTA
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for these few very selected kind words you wrote about us. Consistency is our watchword. Thank you for getting us. Thank you for supporting us. We are humbled. More 

Magaliesburg, South Africa
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207 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful receiving by the door. Waiter Josef was great and immediately say is down, we ordered some table water and got the menu s , everyone got involved on perhaps what we should choose or what was recommendable. Head chef sang opera ?? Wauw ! We had Parma ham and the most delish satin soft fish soup , duck and... More 

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Thank hekpoortheksie
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Dear Heksie :) Thank you for your amazing review. How lovely of you to take the time. Many thanks for your patronage More 

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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Ritrovo is still an awesome experience for Pretoria locals and folk who are visiting the area. What they promise, they deliver. Variety and quality is their trademark. Never been disappointed.

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Thank 701marlener
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Hi There. Thank you for your very kind review. More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Contemporary, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Club Avenue | Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 460 4367
Description
Ritrovo was established in 1995 as South Africa's first fully authentic Italian fine dining venue. Over the last 20 years Ritrovo has won more than 50 local and international awards and has become SA's most award winning Italian restaurant. At Ritrovo fresh seasonal ingredients and very traditional Italian regional specialities fuse with old school European restaurant service and a magnificent 10,000+ bottle wine cellar with two internationally qualified sommeliers to guide you through its treasures. With the owners always on hand Ritrovo is an experience to be savoured and enjoyed in comfort.

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