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Luigi's Italian Restaurant

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14A Lighthouse Mall | Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on holiday in Umhlanga and chose a different restaurant each evening for dinner, so one evening we went here. The premises need to be renovated because they are shabby especially in comparison with the surrounding area. The first lady to serve us didn't seem to know what she was doing and forgot what we had ordered only 1... More 

Thank Sonya S
Derby, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A quick evening meal due to time restraints but it never happened.They don't do speedy anywhere in SA! The cannelloni and lasagne were boiling hot and very tasty. Watch out for the very hot chillies that come with the lasagne. There was a massive thunderstorm while we were there and the 'tent covering' was a little suspect and leaked massively... More 

Thank Suer040153
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

THis is my favorite lunch spot right on the edge of the beach with unobstructed views of the ocean. The waiters have been there for years and are super friendly and the beers are alsways ice cold and the "Slap" chips are the best. Their calamari and prawns are delicious and the burgers are huge

Thank Liesel11111
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

A very unassuming restaurant at first glance , but stop and see their menu and you will definitely find something worth sitting down and trying whatever the time of day

Thank rod72016
Lusaka, Zambia
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90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was one of the worst Italian restaurants I have been to in a long time. I actually got ill on their food. The food quality is not good, the restaurant is not very clean. Although the service was actually not bad.

Thank ElleVee288
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This the best pizza I have had in years. Wood fire done, it takes a while but when it arrives it is really worth the wait! The service is amazing, the decor could use some work. But the food makes up for that!!

Thank Kim M
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

My family are Italina food lovers so we seem to always end up at an Italian restaurant. This one was fair compared to the other around Umhlanga, but the tented roof was tatty and the portions relatively small

Thank Nic D
Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

what happens on the day you decide to go out for lunch at the spur of the moment, the day when my favorite Italian restaurant was filled to capacity & i had to look elsewhere, the day everyone was clad in their favorite rugby gear & though we know what the outcome was going to be but was still hoping... More 

1 Thank Nasgti
Durban South Africa
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294 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This restaurant has a relaxing ambiance. The owner is always welcoming and the staff attentive. The meals are very tasty and good value,especially the prawns!

Thank Peter F
Durban, South Africa
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

While we thoroughly enjoyed the food, the pizza in particular, I believe that this places offers no ambiance. The deocr is shabby, especially the white tents and table cloths. It is is one of the prime tourist spots in Durban so the travel and tourism of SA seriously needs to re evaulate this restaurant. But, yes, the food is incredible... More 

Thank Priyal P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14A Lighthouse Mall | Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban

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