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Ritrovo - CLOSED

103 Club Avenue | Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
+27 12 460 4367
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb kidneys” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (23 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Pizza, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
103 Club Avenue | Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Ritrovo is the place to go if you want authentic Italian cosine. The owner is very welcoming. The restaurant has an old fashioned but cozy and heartwarming feel reminding you of childhood dinners with the grandparents. Stunning views of the town, nice music and good...More

Thank marussiav
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I have had some great meals there and some average ones. the menu is large and there is certainly something for everyone. The wine list also has something for everyone. I also enjoy getting some authentic Italian food stuffs to take home from the deli....More

Thank MattieMcC
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Ritrovo is a special place. The service was great. Food was a bit patchy and expensive. Steak and Sole main courses were excellent. My pasta was not so great. Pesto sauce was tasteless. Mushroom soup starter was over creamed. Another party was happening which was...More

Thank Abbas B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

An authentic, and extensive menu with the taste of provenance in every dish. The place for long lunches and great dinners.

Thank Jaco-Pierre S
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Lovely place with a beautiful view and excellent food and fast friendly service. We will definitely be back. Ask for the wine made by the owner Fortunato Mazzone. Absolutely delicious.

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I January we went to Ritrovo restaurant, I made a booking for the informal lounge, the decor and the upkeep of the restaurant is lacking and in need of attention the menu also needs to be updated, the way it is at the moment I...More

1  Thank Dirk C
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

What can I say that a hundred others haven't said already? Great service, great ambience and super delicious food (albeit a little pricey). I'm so happy we got to visit before they move to a new location. Check out their website for details. We'll definitely...More

Thank mkknipe
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

What a magnificent place to go for an Italian dinner! Not only is the food breathtakingly delicious, the atmosphere is amazing because of the live classical/opera singing live entertainment. What gives this restaurant a special twist is the friendly chef who comes out to introduce...More

Thank jodz-m
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Hi. Thank you for your wonderful review. You just made a chef very happy indeed.

Reviewed 14 January 2017

We received excellent service from entering the restaurant, friendly and helpful staff escorted us to our table , situated beside the window with an amazing view of Waterkloof. The restaurant has an amazing, relaxed atmosphere and a menu to suit all tastes, wine included! Food...More

Thank SheikofAraby
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Hi There. Thank you for your very lovely review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. Kind regards Forti

Reviewed 8 January 2017

Ritrovo is an old favourite of mine - been there many, many times over the years and have never been disappointed. On arrival we were welcomed at the door and received friendly, professional service right throughout dinner. In our party of four we ordered different...More

Thank Helena5731969
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Dear Helena. Thank you for your lovely and constructive review. We appreciate it. Kind regards Forti.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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