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) #282 of 1,046 Restaurants in Johannesburg ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Mediterranean
Post Office Centre 30 Rudd Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 268 1370
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“brie” (5 reviews)
“gamberi” (2 reviews)
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18:30 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Post Office Centre 30 Rudd Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Reviews (119)
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1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Whew! Assaggi must be the restaurant that attracts the most diverse reviews of any restaurant I have been to. Its also the only Italian restaurant that I have ever been to that does not sell pizza which I find amazing. So here is my input...More

Thank Adrian A
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Good food bad service and no aircon plus noisy would recommend they train their waiters and do something about the noise levels

Thank Padraig_JHB
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

You wanna go somewhere nice for dinner? This is the place to come, the food here is so damn good like it's not even funny, from starters, mains, to dessert. Honestly worth going to, especially for dinner.

Thank kits0s
Reviewed 5 February 2017

now overpriced, poor service. food average. there are several better italian restaurants now in Johannesburg. pity, once upon a time i was a regular and it was great

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I was appalled by this restaurant. The service is close to the lowest possible level of mediocrity. Menus came 15 minutes after being finally seated. Wine came 20 mins later. Decent starters, although when faced to an order of "antipasti misti" of cold meats AND...More

Thank Cris F
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I think this restaurant relies on their regular wealthy customers and hence they can charge the prices they do. I do not think this offers good value. Service is slow and décor is very mediocre. The food quite average.

Thank secreyme1
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The space feels good as it is on an internal verandah with good atmosphere. The food was good, the service was not intrusive, but efficient. A good place for good food.

Thank Expectmoretoday
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We had heard that Assaggi was a really special and authentic Italian restaurant, but we had just never got around to going. Well, today we were looking for a good lunch venue and decided to give it a try. Sadly, it fell far short of...More

1  Thank TheGreyBear
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers no-frills food that is normally a notch above but last night, I was a little disappointed. For instance, the Spaghetti Pescatore was the stuff of my dreams. This time, it didn't quite live up to expectations. The spaghetti was a tad too...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Assaggi was an old favourite until we moved to Cape Town. Our excitement at returning was regrettably misplaced. Yes, the atmosphere is still there, and the portions extremely generous, but the food that made Assaggi's a must in the old days is only average. Whilst...More

1  Thank Jeremy R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is is very noisy
11 February 2017|
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Response from Jill M | Reviewed this property |
No. Not at all.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Post Office Centre 30 Rudd Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 1370
  • E-mail
Assaggi Illovo is under new management and ownership it is back to its original state. Assaggi's original menu is back along with of our traditional authentic dishes. Talented and adored Head chef Luca Toni is back in the kitchen full of passion and generosity which shows in his food he serves.
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