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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
08:00 - 21:30
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food, reasonable, great view excellent atmosphere, service was very good, lovely afternoon spent there

Thank Denise B
Durban, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful location overlooking the ocean. Hubby ordered the chicken for mains - delicious. I ordered the calamari, and I received more squid heads than calamari. (I don't eat squid heads). I explained to the manager that the menu does not state calamari with squid heads, and would not have ordered the meal had I known. He did not apologise and... More 

Thank Lushe_B
London, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Patrons walked out, even though there were only 4 tables occupied, the owner (who is not Italian) is totally indifferent to the lack of service and untrained staff

Thank HillDavid_13
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is in such a beautiful location overlooking the ocean...even though the weather was so miserable today, the warm hosts made our breakfast such an awesome experience. The breakfast was excellent. I had the kippers and it was cooked really well. The staff seem to be trained extremely well when serving customers, warm and friendly service from the staff.... More 

Thank serumoodley
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting is lovely. The food leaves a lot to be desired and is average at best. Steak was dry and bland, as were the lamb chops. The melanzane was good but we've also had better. We had the chocolate volcano for dessert which was good.

Thank Natalie D
South Africa
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I always looked at the restaurant and never really went in. Just a quick walking past as we never really new what to expect. To our surprise we went for a Sunday breakfast and wow, I truly missed out every time I walked passed. Loved the view and the quality of food.

Thank JohanleRoux11
Langebaan, South Africa
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast on the Sunday morning of the long weekend. A lovely setting for breakfast. Breakfast was great and presentation good. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank sauers2016
Shaka's Rock, South Africa
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326 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not often that I give 5 stars and it's not often that I do not complain about something at a restaurant. We had breakfast at Gianni's 2 mornings in a row and found the food to be an excellent and consistent quality and the service on both mornings from Pelile (spelling) and Zimi (spelling) to be of a high... More 

1 Thank Stephne A
foodfundi888, Owner at Gianni's Beachfront Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you Stephanie for your kind review, pleased you enjoyed your breakfasts and look forward to seeing you again. I will pass it onto the waiters. More 

Hilton, South Africa
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful surprise! Great seafood, beautiful view of the Indian Ocean. We had a Seafood platter and Langoustines beautifully prepared and quite delicious. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank AMBER830
foodfundi888, Owner at Gianni's Beachfront Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying yourselves in our restaurant. Yes, the Langoustines and Seafood platters are very popular. More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice setting for a restaurant, ocean view and beautiful interior The pasta dish met my expectation = tasty and exactly what I wanted, pasta al dente with 1/4 mushrooms in the sauce.

1 Thank _mardajoy
foodfundi888, Owner at Gianni's Beachfront Ristorante, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed our pasta. Safe trip back. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?