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103 Club Avenue | Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
+27 12 460 4367
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Italian restaurant in Pretoria with the possibility to taste the real pasta cooked in an Italian way. Eccellente the services and the ospitalità of the owner Fortunato that can enjoy the people with Italian song

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate there three times in Oct-Nov 2016, so clearly I was enjoying the experience. Cooking in a far higher class (and only perhaps 15-20% moire expensive) from the two other restaurants on this Waterkloof Heights mall that I tried. Rigatoni-ragu not only sounds nice, but is absolutely delicious. Duck carefully and successfully prepared. Osso buco: a vast portion of... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ritrovo has a wide variety of food and fantastic wine selection to suit everybody's taste. They have a fantastic selection of wine.

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Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Hi There and thank you very kindly for your enthusiastic review and lovely words. Best regards Forti More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Institution in the area; super menu,charismatic owner and a wonderful wine selection - including Highlands Road

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Thank Michael W
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

I would argue that we are not an institution but that we should all be institutionalized. LOL. Thank you for your awesome review. Kind regards Forti More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Italian food. Not a run of the mill Italian restaurant. Nothing about this establishment is commercial. Enjoyed excellent food and service albeit at a premium.

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Thank Cindy D
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

We have always tried to be authentic at all costs. Thank you for appreciating that. Kind regards Forti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, best food in Pretoria. Be sure to try the lamb shank or the fillet duo, the famous chef will come and sing opera too

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Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review and please come again soon. Best regards Forti (the chef :) More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The gnocchi was a bit dry, but still nice, the beef fillet was excellent, the desert was very good and the (red) wine was the best that I had in a long time - well worth repeat visits!

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Thank SACas50
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your lovely review and for your business. Please let me know when you are here next and I will ensure you get the extra saucy gnocchi!!! I look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Forti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Personal reception when we arrived and taken to table as booked. The whole evening was marked by excepllent service, and the food was really special. Suaces and spices are never overbearing and complimented the taste of the fish or meat perfectly. We highly recommend this restaurant for a special evening!

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Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Hi Krisjan. Many thanks for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Forti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent place food fantastic wine list the best in Pta ... enjoy with business partners or family professional services

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Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your kind words. Regards fortunato More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Came back just for the Zabaione tonight. Difficult to find authentic Zabaione in SA. Once again worth the visit. Hope to be back for dinner soon.

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Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

We will always be here for your Zabaione!!! anytime. Many Thanks Fortunato 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
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Contemporary, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Club Avenue | Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 460 4367
Description
Ritrovo was established in 1995 as South Africa's first fully authentic Italian fine dining venue. Over the last 20 years Ritrovo has won more than 50 local and international awards and has become SA's most award winning Italian restaurant. At Ritrovo fresh seasonal ingredients and very traditional Italian regional specialities fuse with old school European restaurant service and a magnificent 10,000+ bottle wine cellar with two internationally qualified sommeliers to guide you through its treasures. With the owners always on hand Ritrovo is an experience to be savoured and enjoyed in comfort.

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