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“Consistently Good!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Al Firenze Ristorante and pizzeria

Al Firenze Ristorante and pizzeria
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in La-Lucia
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Consistently Good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

A buzzing italian trattoria. One of my favourite eateries in Durban as it is, in my opinion, consistently good. The service is outstanding and Tony the chef/owner is always present and always happy to fulfill all our special requirements. So many dishes are excellent. My favourites are the brinjal starter, fresh mussels, spaghetti vongole, fresh rock cod, rack of lamb....to name a few! A definite must!

Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food at this superb restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

This is a cosy local family restaurant and never fails to please. I have visited this restaurant many times now, and yet to be disappointed. The busy lively atmosphere just adds to the great experience. The owners are great hosts, and always around to make you feel welcome and comfortable.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Durban, South Africa
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“To be or not to be..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

This has been our second visit to Al Firenze and still can't decide if we like it or not. Its busy, atmosphere is great, service so so, food ok (lamb shank was great), lots of pasta dishes on the menu, Ferrari flag on the wall but yet, it doesn't have that Italian feel to it. Could not offer me Vecchia Romagna (Italian) brandy but had Aguardente 1920 (Portuguese) brandy available. Overall between average and good. Not the place where you want to go for a quiet, romantic time. Will be back though, oh still haven't met or seen the manager.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Maybe I made the wrong choices!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

This was our second visit to this cosy Restaurant. The vibe is noisy and busy which contrbute to the very nice ambience. The food served to everybody around me looked fabulous and very appetiting. Pity though our starter of antipasta was disappointing- lots of lettuce, and very little cold meats. My wife was very happy with her Risotto dish, but my Tribe was to say the least tasteless. I will return but will be more carefull with my choice.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Johanestelle
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Durban, South Africa
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good Food In a Casual Open Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

As in Italy, good food can be enjoyed in a casual environment.

Last week we went as a group and we all enjoyed our meals. The suggestions from the host Tony were spot on and the waitress was attentive.
Not cheap, but good value for money thus we have supported them

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank John B
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