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Gia's on Montrose

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66b South Road | Morningside, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 326 5074
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07:00 - 16:45
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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203 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

We went to Gia's as a group of 15 colleagues, for a lunch. We made a booking and pre-ordered our lunch which was brought out in good time. The food was well presented and tasteful. The setting in the garden area was very private and relaxing. There is indoor and outdoor seating and a small playground for little children. There... More 

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3 Thank Elizabeth B
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth, I'm so happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Gia's and that everything was to your satisfaction. I hear you with regards to the one way, it is something that unfortunately is out of our control. I usually turn left into East Road a few meters up, and then immediately left again into Centre Road... More 

Sandton, South Africa
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed this smoked salmon & eggs benedict ! Will be coming back for this real soon... Service was also great. Well done guys !

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1 Thank Pedro M
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Pedro M, thank you for your rave review about our eggs benedict :) we use our own special recipe, I'm so glad you like it! Look forward to serving you again soon, Kind regards Michelle More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

The restaurant forms part of the nursery and as such you are located out in the garden. So understand you are pretty open to the elements which includes falling leaves as it is Autumn - this could be a problem for some folk as fishing the leaves out is needed at times! The service was OK., bit sloppy on things... More 

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Thank Beemer535
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Beemer, thank you for taking the time to review Gia's on Montrose. Constructive criticism is always encouraged and appreciated. The day in question, if I am not mistaken, was Mothers Day, or the Monday morning following. Our coffee machine broke down mid service, which was very unfortunate for both us as owners and the patrons. We made a plan... More 

Sandton, South Africa
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

If you want to forget you're in the city for a while, this is the place. Friendly service. Good food. Beautiful peaceful surroundings.

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Thank Pedro M
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

hi Pedro M, thank you so much for your lovely review. I must say, we are extremely blessed to be surrounded by all this simple beauty every day considering that we are in the heart of bustling Sandton. We are so fortunate to be able to share it with our customers. Look forward to seeing you soon at Gia's! kind... More 

Durban
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

We have been really loving the Gias experience. Surrounded by beautiful flowers, trees and ofcourse wonderful food. So seating would be a problem @ Gias on Valentines so all my wife said she wanted for Valentines is their scones! I emailed through, placed an order and what I got was more than I asked for! Beautifully placed in a basket... More 

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Thank Ushir S
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Hi Ushir, thank you so much for your kind words. So happy that your lovely wife enjoyed her scones :) look forward to making her some more soon! kind regards, Michelle More 

Randburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

If you are looking for an outdoor spot to have brunch and to take the dogs with, stop at Gia's. It is not the most affordable of places, but sitting under the trees having brunch with your dogs, is so worth it.

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2 Thank DanielJHMaritz
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Daniel, thank you so much for taking the time to review us, and for your very kind words. We are besotted with our own dogs (a beautiful friendly German Shepherd and a gentle Dobermann) who are like children to us, so we welcome our customers furry kids with open arms :) We do have water bowls for them, and... More 

Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

We went to Gias with my family for lunch. First off, we were seated in an area littered with cigarette butts. We were also with an infant, so we had to constantly watch what he was picking up. Secondly, we the waitress showed us the specials menu, but didn't really know more than what was written on the board. The... More 

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Thank Julian C
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Hi Julian C, thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant and for bringing a few issues to my attention. I regret that you didn't bring it to my attention on the day of your visit in order for us to rectify the situation and ensure that you left a happy customer. The litter around your table is absolutely... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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172 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

This is a great garden restaurant! The staff are always friendly and accommodating even when they are super busy! They have good selection on the menu and this is a regular restaurant for us! Service has never been bad in the 10 odd times we have eaten there!

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Thank Chris C
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Chris C, thank you so much for your kind words and extremely positive feedback. Reviews of this nature really uplift every staff members spirits, especially when the weather is a little dreary and skies are grey! It is very encouraging to all of us to know that customers love the little piece of tranquility we have tried so hard... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

Good food and service in a lovely setting. Tables places outside under trees or on veranda. Open for breakfast and lunch, closed on Mondays. Good food well presented by friendly staff. I went with a few friends to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant was mostly booked out for a 21st. The corkage charge on wine is R40 but for champagne... More 

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Thank Avery1_13
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Avery1_13, thank you taking the time to review our little business. It's always a pleasure to read how much customers enjoy the usually tranquil environment during the day. I remember the day you came as we had hosted a 21st for a few girls in the afternoon until 4.45pm. We are fully licensed and have the most incredible supplier,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

My husband and I came for breakfast on Saturday 9th August. I noticed that the waiters aprons were rather grubby. I also noted that when they set the table in front of you, they handled the knives and forks with the end you eat from. While waiting for our cappuccinos I saw that quite a few waiters use their hands... More 

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1 Thank Elaine756
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Elaine, both myself and my husband (co-owner) were devastated to read your review. I chatted to my manager about it who informed me that he remembered you, and in fact had a serious meeting with all the waiters following the encounter with you. We are having a disciplinary meeting with each and every one tomorrow morning when they are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:45
Monday
07:00 - 16:45
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:45
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:45
Thursday
07:00 - 16:45
Friday
07:00 - 16:45
Saturday
07:00 - 16:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66b South Road | Morningside, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 326 5074

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?