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The Mad Italian

€€ - €€€Italian, Pizza
66 Adelaide Tambo Avenue | Durban North, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 573 2938
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“risotto” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (11 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
€€ - €€€
66 Adelaide Tambo Avenue | Durban North, Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I believe recently a new owner - and this shows - very good quick service, understated but pleasant venue, and a fabulous menu. I had the Filleto la Bosca which was really good. The sauce was superb, and the fillet unbelievably tender.

1  Thank Gail565
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended for all types of groups. Looks like a family run restaurant frequented by locals. It’s festive just like typical Italian places are. Food was excellent and waiters professional and helpful. I loved this place and will be back.

Thank craigwW9764ZH
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We loved every minute of our experience at the most cosy restaurant ever. I have never felt more comfortable and more well looked after than by The Mad Italian owner, Chef and waitrons of the Mad Italian. It takes a special kind of person to...More

Thank koral777
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Staying in North Durban within walking distance of this shopping area and The Mad Italian was recommended to us. We have family living in Rome and eat Italian meals regularly. We were very happy with all the meals, pasta, risotto, steak and fish that we...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Made a reservation for dinner on friday night. Arrived on time and were shown to our table. We were not not given menus and no drinks order taken. After being ignored for 10 min we left , We walked over the road to Kung Thai...More

Thank Daverab66
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Have not been to this restaurant for a few years and the quality of the food has not changed at all, still very good. Nice atmosphere with the waiter who served us being friendly and efficient. Free parking close by with car guard in attendance....More

Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in on Sunday night after a long drive from Joburg. Matt was our waiter and we had a fantastic evening! Food was perfect and service was impeccable! We will go back. Best steak in Durban...! Good selection of food and drinks, not huge but...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We come here often and without fail because of the outstanding quality and taste of the pizzas and pastas. Great waitrons too and good service!

Thank abiglover93
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The fittings and fixtures in this restaurant are somewhat plain, but the food is consistently amazing , the portions are large and are good value for money . If you are in Durban North and want a very good Italian meal , this is the...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Probably the best and most positive atmosphere I have experienced when entering a restaurant, from clients as well as staff. Awesome. Can not wait for the next visit.

Thank Willem M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Adelaide Tambo Avenue | Durban North, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 573 2938
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