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Ciao Baby

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Cedar Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 705 2770
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Sandton, South Africa
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Time and again this restaurant is consistently good. We took an Italian guest there for lunch this Sunday and he was not disappointed. My salad "Caesar with smoked salmon" was simply scrumptious, a meal I have developed a craving for! The house Chardonnay is also good The patio with a view is the perfect place to spend a relaxing Sunday... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Ciao baby restaurants are franchise in South Africa. Good Italian classic and average wine lists. What I like about Ciao baby is the consistency with each restaurant, good quality ingredients and good service. Oh yes and the most important part, it's the homemade ice cream they have! Yummy! Cakes also in case you need one!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The pizza was good but the service wasn't. Fine for a quick meal but not the best place to have a relaxing and social tome.

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Thank Diana O
Johannesburg, South Africa
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307 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had an impromptu dinner at Ciao Baby last night and it was very good. My lamb chops were absolutely delicious - tender, juicy, tasty. It was a simple meal with chips. My wife has here chops well done (which is a waste).... I also had the Creme Caramel which was also super. Nice bottle of Edgebaston Pepper Pot to go... More 

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Thank africantravel
Johannesburg, South Africa
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, very Italian styled. Great atmosphere, homie feeling with Italian face brick interior and dimmed lights. The main course was good, but not wow. Mango Sorbet was fantastic. One criticism: the cutlery was not clean, we had to replace it twice. Hence, lower rating.

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Thank KirillOussov
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

It's a pity the staff care so little about their customers because the food is actually quite good. For example, the gelato is easily the best in Joburg but to be greeted with "What do you want?" Is extremely off putting, to then be served what you didn't ask for with nothing more than a dirty look is truly unacceptable.

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Thank Marle M
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered a panzerotti pasta and pizza. I had really high hopes given prior franchise experiences. Nothing was particularly bad but it was certainly bland and well below par for what I and my partner expected. The freezachino however was 10/10.

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Thank David J
Gauteng, South Africa
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The calamari was old, too long in freezer. Tasted rubbery and off. It was taken away and replaced with a steak that was a better option.

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Thank Sakiwi04
Moorreesburg, South Africa
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The variety of food on the menu at this establishment satisfies both vegetarian and meat-lovers alike. We had a vegetarian selection of tasty veggies & bread for anti-pasti and bean soup and oven baked ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta for mains. The cheesecake for dessert was a slight let-down after the high standard of the previous courses. I would... More 

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Thank Amanda C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

My husband and I had a focaccia to start, and as a main an excellent sirloin with fries and grilled veggies. Well prepared!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cedar Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 705 2770

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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?