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Al Firenze

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21 Ray Paul Drive | La Lucia, Durban 4065, South Africa
+27 31 572 5559
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I reckon this is the best Italian restaurant in Durban. The Melanzana Rosti is out of this world, don't forget to order this when you next visit Al Firenze. We also had chicken and fish and everyone raved about their food. I'm a regular so I know what to expect but my party had guests from out of town and... More 

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Thank RonnieDBN
Oxford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six of us had a table on the terrace which was quite nice, given that the place was full and noisy (we wanted to have some conversation). Service was good, although at the end of the evening it took some time to get the bill. It's a nicely varied menu. My own starter, the Avocado Gamberi (a traditional avocado ritz)... More 

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Thank Ian220451
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a birthday lunch and my first visit. I found the restaurant décor to be fun and fresh looking and commercially Italian. There was a lovely breeze blowing and we sat near the open front - very pleasant. I ordered the octopus special, I found my first few mouthfuls to be very oily and the taste of olives really... More 

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Thank Mishdawg
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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237 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The restaurant struggled to service our table efficiently - the place was humming. Besides the "heat" caused by the almost full restaurant, the interior of the venue can be quite hot. Terrace seating is preferable. Ok, back to the food: the steamed mussels just did not seem freshly cooked; the calamari was very average; both dishes not large portions. No... More 

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Thank capeintl
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Tucked away in a back street, you do not stumble across this restaurant accidentally. The food though makes it a popular choice and for good reasons. We had the Caprese salad followed by spaghetti meatballs which were very tasty and juicy. Strangely the tiramisu was perhaps the weaker dish with far too much cream which was drawing the otherwise well... More 

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Thank JayAimDee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Always the best, home food away from home. The best meals are the ones not on the menu card. Ask Tony or Gena to share the secret menu....

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Thank manoghm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We had not booked and arrived to a full restuarant but were immediately seated and the service from our waiter was great! The pizzas we had from the authentic pizza oven were world class!! the atmosphere is special and one gets to experience a great atmosphere !

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Thank Andre L
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The restaurant is well run and food excellent - Italian style . Service is good and one must book even on a week night. It is good for both business and family/friends meetings. They serve a variety of food. pastas, peri peri chicken very good and fish great ad meat dishes - also pizzas - something for everyone including vegetarians!!

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Thank 622tasha
South Africa
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Venue is a bit hidden away in la Lucia area Well known by the locals .Food is great service is good enough Make sure you make a booking ...a must .Vibe is good Excellent Sunday late lunch venue chill with mates or family

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Thank PieterM88
Durban, South Africa
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I do enjoy GOOD food! And it's unfortunate that this restaurant has fallen short on specifics that I find to be staples of what is considered to be authentic Italian food. The first blunder was their Caprese starter which should be served with fresh mozarella, it was served with convenience slices of mozarella which killed that for me. And then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Ray Paul Drive | La Lucia, Durban 4065, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 572 5559

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