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No 66 4th Avenue, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
482 4309
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to fetch a take-away pizza on an afternoon midweek. perhaps 10 patrons seated in the dining area and outside. I came in and it took about 5 minutes to be asked what I wanted after calling a waitress that strolled past on a cellphone and did not look at me, the lady behind the bar had kept on... More 

Thank Rob T
Ware, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner here on a Saturday evening in early March 2017 – had booked - not full inside but outside seating filled up during our meal – evening was warm – inside felt hotter - Portia was our server – sat outside – candle lighting intimate but needed a torch to read menu – table for 2 – menus... More 

Thank PeteD60
Eaton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Nestled in the suburb of Melville, Johannesburg, lives a family-run traditional trattoria with a divine menu, extensively packed with pastas, and pizzas as you may expect from an Italian restaurant but includes a huge number of choices of bruschettas, insalatas, and meat plates that pronounce the restaurant’s flair, creativity, and attention to excellence. Eating as I am trying to do... More 

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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Caught in between meetings? Rainy day ? Or just looking for a little gem? I have known Cafe Picobella since the day it opened and have always enjoyed the food and service levels. It's been awhile since I popped in ..I have enjoyed many a dinner, long boozy lunch and quick coffee meeting here. It's a rainy day in Joburg... More 

Thank Elsabe B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Picobella is a quaint restaurant in the heart of Melville, Johannesburg with a charming ambiance and fantastic menu. Our meal was most enjoyable, although the dessert portion was small for the price you pay. I would highly recommend a visit. A seat on the patio adds to the experience.

Thank jleone435
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We visited two nights in a row with friends and family. The food was good and the service friendly. I had Pizza on both nights and enjoyed them thoroughly. It is thin base style and they even offer various banting style bases too. It was within walking distance of our B&B and I would definitely come back again in future.

Thank R8979PFandrewe
Durban, South Africa
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The food was great, I had the Seafood Soup served with fresh bread. I found the service a bit slow seeing the restaurant was practically empty on a Sunday early evening. The waitress also seemed a bit uncertain about the menu. The menu with its delectable Italian dishes is enticing.

Thank pmoonsamy
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Me and my girlfriend had a great evening in this Melville restaurant. The food was excellent (as was the wine), the atmosphere warm and the service just wonderful. if you're looking for Italian food and a cosy place, this is it!

Thank Arno S
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Looking for something different like I always am then try Picobella in Melville. Excellent food and nice ambiance!

Thank Eben L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I have been many times at this Melville institution. The menu is now smaller but much nicer having shedded unpopular dishes. The pizzas are great I think the seafood pasta with spaghetti is tops. The seafood soup is great. So are the smoked salmon salad the chicken liver starter the rump the two chicken dishes. I like seafood but have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 66 4th Avenue, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: 482 4309

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