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Cafe del Sol Classico

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Olivedale Corner Centre | Corner of Olive & President Fouche Roads, Johannesburg, South Africa
27117046493
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

After traveling 17 K's across Johannesburg to cafe Del Sol Classico, to celebrate our 31st anniversary, we had an evening that was so appalling that we will never return. Our waiter, attempted to memorize our simple food order and got it completely wrong. He forgot the starter, the main order was completely incorrect and served overcooked, tasteless and cold and... More 

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1 Thank Susanroseserebro
cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Susan. We are very disappointed that you did not have a memorable experience with us at Cafe del Sol Classico. We strive for excellent quality and service and not sure why this standard was not maintained during you visit. We would love to invite you back to experience our Classico Culture. Please let me know... More 

Jhb
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Really great food, excellent service. The pasta dish prepared to perfection!

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Thank Louise B
cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you Louise, we are grateful for your feedback. Hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Loved our dinner here, nice ambience inside and the food was delicious! Varied menu selection and attentive service. The crepe suzetta desert was amazing! Don't let the outside appearance of the shopping centre put you off. The only negative was the smoke from outside tables came right inside for people sitting along the window.

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Thank CatFBR
cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was such a pleasure to host you for dinner. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Nestled in a quiet shopping centre in Olivedale, one would easily underestimate the dining experience that you could have there but let me assure you that it is far from that. The staff are welcoming , the vibe is relaxed with a warm and modern feel to it. The food is absolutely delicious and speaks for itself. Although this is... More 

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Thank Thanusha M
cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, Thanusha. It was such a pleasure that host you at CDS Classico. Hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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286 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

What a great experience ! Nice ambiance, clean and bright with open kitchen. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Food is delightful! We had a salmon cake as a starter that was delicious, Parma ham primavera roll was OK, not brilliant. All our dishes were well prepared and pasta was perfectly cooked, very light and flavorful! Highly recommended !

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Thank edubimonte
cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, we appreciate it. Hope to see you back soon and thank you for the support. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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142 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

My favorite restaurant... beautifully flavored and prepared food. Great wine list, but it's just overpriced. Great service and reception on arrival. Value for money, hearty portions! The BEST CAFE DEL SOL OF ALL THE FRANCHISES, hands down!

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Thank anri_bester
cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. It was lovely to host you at Cafe del Sol classico and to share the food culture with you. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Cafe del Sol for Sunday lunch and it was really a delightful experience. The service is friendly, highly efficient and our food was delicious. We both had the black sesame salmon, which honestly was the best salmon I have ever eaten. This is a lovely unpretentious restaurant that clearly takes great pride in its offering

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Thank Ilze v
cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you Ilze for your positive feedback. It was lovely to host you at Classico and hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

Ottawa, Canada
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We had booked this place months ago as our first dinner on our South African trip. After a long 12 hour flight from Frankfurt, a couple of hours clearing customs and a drive from the airport, it was a real pleasure to have found a place that met our expectations. The food, wine and service was very good. We were... More 

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Thank Gerry V
cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, Gerry. It was such a pleasure to host you at Cafe del Sol Classico in Olivedale. I will revert you comment back to the manager of the store to look into immediately. We hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The original but not the one and only anymore. Still the best Risotto in town. Great Italian fare , good service and great ambiance!

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cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Wow, thank you- glad we could make this a memorable one. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We loved the whole experienced, friendly staff, great atmosphere and amazing food! Overall a refreshing experienced, which I haven't had a some time!

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cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. What a pleasure it was to host you. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Olivedale Corner Centre | Corner of Olive & President Fouche Roads, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: 27117046493

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