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Gema Trattoria & Pizzeria

143 Queen Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
+27 11 622 9716
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good42%
  • Average0%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
13 Feb 2017
“The Best Italian food in SA”
14 Oct 2016
“Still amazing”
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143 Queen Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Hard to believe that you can find the most authentic and best quality Italian food so far from Italy. The grilled articokes (out of season) were amazing and tasted fresh, the porcini grilled in the pizza oven were perfect. The home made pasta with scampi...More

Thank HowiFev
Reviewed 14 October 2016

As mentioned in my previous review we were so amazed by this restaurant back in 2014 that we definitely wanted to come back. So we did, twice, and we were not disappointed. We had again a perfect pizza and delicious deserts. I still highly recommend...More

Thank Pat K
Reviewed 15 September 2016

So glad we found this place...food was perfect. Four stars as the reception was a little cold on the day we visited from the owner, however we shall see if that changes over time as we will be back again for sure - best pasta...More

Thank jane-ewan
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Found the Melanzane Parmigiana quite okay - a bit tasteless and overloaded with pasta - very little melanzane. The focaccio was nice. Had to remind waitress to bring olive oil. Small restaurant, cosy and nice venue.

Thank kuzak
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Took a walk with the kids down the road to Gema . Was greeted by both owners. Great family business Good food. Great service and very friendly staff.

Thank claujess
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We found that restaurant by hazard and were totally surprised. As we live close to Italy and love italian food we know what a good pizza is. But getting one of the best if not the best pizza ever in SA was something we did...More

Thank Pat K
Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

As per Italian food this one is the best around. Amongst my favourites are the pizza the rabbit and not to talk of the home made sorbets.

Thank RuiFragoso
Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

I have to say that i am an italian living in Joburg,so i may have too high expectations...but,Gema's pizza was really good,and thin (which is the best way an italian pizza should be!) and tasty! The owners are really friendly, and they offer a good...More

Thank SilviaFUdine
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Gema is such a gem !!!! The owner/chef is the quintessential Italian papa and he and his wife offer attentive and personal service. The a la carte menu is rather short, with mainly the traditional pastas and pizzas, but there is a large list of...More

Thank Claudie267
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Gema's is the real Italian deal. In this world of scaled, mass produced everything you find a homely Italian pizzeria run by a real Italian couple. My Mexican pizza was perfect, with adequate toppings, base the right thickness, and baked to perfection in a wood...More

Thank Claude W
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  • Address: 143 Queen Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 622 9716
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