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Gianni's Beachfront Ristorante

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17 Compensation Beach Road | Beachfront, Ballito 4399, South Africa
+27 32 946 3217
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08:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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Phalaborwa, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very disappointed in the quality of food especially when paying mid to high prices for vacationers. Hope it was an once off bad night.

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Thank Marthinus C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breath taking stunning views over looking the dolphin coast beaches with schools of dolphins swimming in the distance. Breakfast is always outstanding and service is excellent. Definitely value for money. If you are coming to Ballito you have to stop at Gianni's and book your table on the deck to enjoy the superb views.

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Thank Lantek D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a fantastic view of the ocean. Service was slow. The wine list adequately accompanied the menu, and the fish dishes are worth mentioning as they were good.

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Thank Coenraad L
Lagos, Nigeria
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Management has improved since our last visit - service was good, the manager was attentive and the food, atmosphere and general experience very good. Baked potato was cold but quickly replaced and the rest of the food very good and value for money reasonable.

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Thank Hugh G
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5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The worst service and food we have had all of this week. Food cold and chewy meat, service slow and miserable. When we suggested the food was not great the manager shrugged his shoulders, very over priced . Sad times when we only have 7 nights/7 evening meals here one night wasted . Every other night has been great .

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Thank Melissa L
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and management delivered good service, they even offered to do 2 meals which would have only been available late morning. Well done to you and tx for a lovely morning spent with family.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Few things about restaurants annoy me more, than establishments that exist purely because of a location or a view. Sure there is some effort put in, but it seems to need a serious overhall. Some new decor and music playlist. Oh and cutlery would be nice. Food is ok at best. Service slow and disjointed.

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Thank DMSe7en
Shaka's Rock
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Arrived to a friendly place spot with the BEST VIEW ever. Not only had a great service but also experienced the dolphins passing by... food was excellent and we will be back there soon. Thank you Giannis for a memorable time.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

As almost all the places in Ballito, this place has a very good selection of seafood dishes but we decided to take the Italian selection, this place has a very good pizzas and if you combine the good taste with the view you will get a huge relaxing and beautiful experience; the service is a little bit slow but you... More 

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Thank Rogelio_Cuellar
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Team at Gianni is really friendly. I stopped there on my way to dinner with some time to kill. It was dinner time and I had no reservation but the team made me feel welcome and made sure I had a seat too. It's great spot for really good coffee & awesome views! Definitely going to try dinner next time... 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, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:30
Thursday
08:00 - 21:30
Friday
08:00 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Compensation Beach Road | Beachfront, Ballito 4399, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito
  • Phone Number: +27 32 946 3217
Description
Situated on ballito's beachfront overlooking the beach, dolphins are regularly seen as well as whales in season. We offer the best thin based pizza's, cooked in a wood fired oven, pasta's, grills and ofcourse our seafood! Load shedding isn't a problem - we have a generator.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?