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La Piovra Pizza & Pasta

9 Union Centre | 19 North Reef Road, Germiston 2008, South Africa
+27 11 455 4100
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
19 Jan 2018
“Average food, poor service and dirty place”
4 Nov 2017
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
9 Union Centre | 19 North Reef Road, Germiston 2008, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 19 January 2018

My family and I decided to have lunch at La Piovra today. Firstly, it was a scorching hot day and we would have gladly sat outside except for the fact that it is a smoking area so we had to opt for inside seating. The...More

Thank Herbert S
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Terrible. Both of us ordered pasta mine was Alfredo it was watery and tasteless, the other was Penne Pollo, very bland. Place is grimy and waiter didn't understand English????

Thank Sharna D
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Good food, noisy ambiance, but too dirty and grimy for me. A coat of paint, a feather duster and a serious mop is needed.

1  Thank forfoodsake2016
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This was the first time I had been to this restaurant although, I subsequently learned, it has been around for over 20 years, and it shall certainly not be the last. I shall ensure that I make up for lost time. The food was really...More

Thank Clive V
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Because i know the owners like to make an exception to people, i made my same order as always: pesto pasta with olives, mushrooms and feta as take away! The owner wasnt there! I got home and realised i just got DRY PESTO pasta!!! Disgusting+...More

Thank SamanthaBooyens
Loretta V, Owner at La Piovra Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Hi Samantha We are very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at La Piovra. We are investigating this matter internally and will take action to ensure that this does not happen again. That level of service is definitely not at an acceptable...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016

Friday nights are very busy consequently the service was appropriately poor. Waited 40 mins to be served. Had a penne pasta which required my asking for more chili and garlic from the chef. Willing to give the restaurant another go, this time will try the...More

Thank AJP2108
Loretta V, Owner at La Piovra Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Hi We are very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at La Piovra. We are investigating this matter internally and will take action to ensure that this does not happen again. That level of service is definitely not at an acceptable standard....More

Reviewed 22 September 2016

Had dinner with friends. The food is amazing. Pizzas are delicious and there is a great selection of pizzas and pastas. There is a relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant and a interesting selection of specials on the boards all around the restaurant. A good place...More

Thank tobes727
Loretta V, Owner at La Piovra Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Thank you for a lovely review :-)

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Don't be put off by the industrial location or rustic interior, this little gem is that authentic Italian eatery that makes pizza and pasta like mama used to. We come here every Friday and are yet to have a bad meal. Every Friday night it...More

Thank Blommie1509
Loretta V, Owner at La Piovra Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Thank you for a lovely review :-)

Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I have eaten Pizza at more than enough so called "Italian restaurants" yet La Piovra has set the bar high! No matter where ad what I feel like for dinner I land up at La Piovra. From Pizza to monthly specials it is never disappointing....More

Thank Darryl C
Loretta V, Owner at La Piovra Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Thank you Darryl - awesome review!

Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The worst Italian food I have ever had. Salmon pasta has no salmon and pizza was like an oil well. When I complained about the pasta the owner told me I was wrong, I asked my friends to try it and guess what it tastes...More

2  Thank Michelle C
Loretta V, Owner at La Piovra Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

Hi Michelle C We are very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at La Piovra. We are investigating this matter internally and will take action to ensure that this does not happen again. That level of service is definitely not at an...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Union Centre | 19 North Reef Road, Germiston 2008, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Germiston
  • Phone Number: +27 11 455 4100
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