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Pomodoro Ristorante

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Rivonia RD Morningside | Rivonia corner Outspan roads, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 87 940 3811
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A fantastic place with wonderful cooking. We go all the time because the chef is inspired and just gets it right. Try the saffron pasta for something adventurous, or a more classic pasta dish, which will be homemade and is sure to be great. Highly recommended!

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Thank GerardSmith122
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Used the Trip Advisor "what's near me" feature and found this place. What a great surprise. Is in a smallish center - Morningside Shopping Center, but had great service and great food. The lasagne was so good, we ordered a second portion. The crumbed veal and mash was lovely. Get the fresh chilli - wow! Go there - say Ciao... More 

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Thank Frank_ZA
Johannesburg, South Africa
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you look around you will see many wise, old heads in this restaurant - it's not because they are the only ones who can afford the prices (the prices are very reasonable) - they are the ones who have seen it all and know where the genuine value lies!! This is an "honest to good" place where the service... More 

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Thank BrianS992
Mount Edgecombe, South Africa
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Pomodoro must be one the nicest family style restaurants - good friendly service with wonderful pizzas and the home made pasta are fantastic

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Thank Melville77
Stefano M, Owner at Pomodoro Ristorante, responded to this review

Hi Melville77, I am really glad you enjoy our restaurant and hope to see you again soon. We are launching some new items on our pizza and pasta menus soon so make sure you don't miss them. Cheers, Stefano, very proud owner of Pomodoro More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Took international travellers there for a lunch.We were a party of 10. We arrived at 12:15 and ordered by 12:30 as some of the party had to leave early which we told the waiter about. By 1:30 the food had still not arrived. Two of the guests tried to get the food for take aways as they had to leave... More 

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Thank jaykay911
Stefano M, Owner at Pomodoro Ristorante, responded to this review

Good day Jaykay, I am terribly sorry about your last experience at Pomodoro. It is true that the food took almost 40 minutes to arrive and there are no excuses. All I can say is that we got very busy very quickly and one of the sections in our kitchen got completely overwhelmed for a short time and we did... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

A welcoming atmosphere, attentive staff and a manager / owner that keeps close to business ensures that the high standards are maintained. Healthy portions and food quality very good. Wine options are varied and well thought out - so a definite thumbs up.

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Thank Beans H
Stefano M, Owner at Pomodoro Ristorante, responded to this review

Good day and thank you for the great review. We work hard to ensure we please all our valued customers and it is nice to be acknowledged. I hope to see you soon again at our restaurant. Cheers, Stefano, very proud owner of Pomodoro More 

south africa
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

An authentic Italian restaurant! Prices are a bit higher than your average Italian, but location,ambiance and service make it worthwhile. Offering pizzas, pasta, carne, fish. Daily specials too. Try the Banting (carb free pizza) or oxtail risotto. Italian owner always visible. Highly recommended.

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Thank africantraveller
Stefano M, Owner at Pomodoro Ristorante, responded to this review

Hello Africantraveller, than you for taking the time to share your great review. I am very proud of our staff and together we try make sure our quality is always high. It's nice to know that, at least in your case, we managed to impress you. Hope to see you soon again at Pomodoro. cheers, Stefano, very proud owner of... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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258 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The Mussels in White Wine & Saffron starter special was delicious and not too rich, followed by a starter portion of Tagliatelle Ragout which was equally delicious. The seating in the open to the passage side of the restaurant is a little cold but the large gas heaters do help. The staff are friendly and overall the atmosphere was good.

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Thank lulu008
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Had a wonderful lunch at this really authentic Italian place in Morningside Johannesburg. Service was excellent with friendly staff and homely vibe. Had a sea food pasta out of the top draw . Also you can get smaller portions over lunch time . All round great experience.

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2 Thank 220cliffordm
Stefano M, Owner at Pomodoro Ristorante, responded to this review

Hi Clifford, I am very glad you enjoyed our restaurant. I am Italian and, as much as possible, we try keep our recipes and dishes as original as possible. Why else would you want to eat Italian if not to experience the real thing! I do hope to see you soon again. We change our specials every few weeks so... More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Food good worth the wait but service too slow. Arrived at 1pm and ate at 3 pm. Overall very pleasant afternoon and good value for money.

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1 Thank Accoglient
Stefano M, Owner at Pomodoro Ristorante, responded to this review

Good day and thank you for your review. I am a bit surprised about the time it took for you to get the food though. A few minutes is normal but two hours is definitely out of our parameters. Could it be that there was a time lapse between you arriving and placing the food order? I am glad you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rivonia RD Morningside | Rivonia corner Outspan roads, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 87 940 3811

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