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“Quirky Italian with a bit of fun”
Review of Rabbit in the Moon - CLOSED

Rabbit in the Moon
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Rabbit in the Moon is a stunningly beautiful Italian restaurant. Bohemian colours and art pieces, together with a Tudor-style tent and a herb garden set the mood. The freshest ingredients are used to prepare wholesome dishes with a touch of flare and delightful freshly baked bread is always available. Upmarket Italian cuisine is the order of the day and panzerotti, bruschette and panna cotta are just some traditional favourites on the menu. It is said that'Those who can see the rabbit in the moon, must be truly in love'.
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Having driven past this restaurant often and amused by the quirky name, I finally decided to try it on request by the missus for an "Intimate Evening"

Booking was easy and well handled.

We were placed in the "outside" section - suitably closed up for winter - and were unfortunate to be placed next to the barrels - which is a drinking section. Initimate became noisy. The waiters did offer to move us, but were pressed for space as the restaurant filled up rather rapidly after we got there.

That aside.

Winelist is well populated with some nice wines and the only gripe I had there was the price of the wines were a tad well marked up. A Bouchard Pinot Noir that retails for R170 should not cost R535 for the pleasure of enjoying it outside of home.

Starters were good: Large Portions of Bruschetta with generous toppings and the requested free chilli were well received by both of us. The starter menu is typically italian with some nice items such as cured meat platter for two and cheese platter for two on the starters side. Could be a nice choice if you want a long lunch.

Celia had the Butternut Ravioli and raved about the taste. I had nice pink lamb chops and truffle chips. Chops were a tad bland, but were cooked to perfection and once again generous.

Pizza's looked nice as they passed our table, and this could be a good choice if you are a big Pizza fan.

They had a water problem in the centre, so no double expresso's to end the meal. Desert was out due to the afore mentioned generous portions.

Service was great - friendly waiters who were effecient and helful. (and had a sense of humour)

I do appreciate a waiter who recognises that red wine should not be served at 20 degrees and offered an ice bucket to chill the wine without been asked.

Overall - a good experience with good food, good wine and good service.

Parking was not a problem as it is in a shopping centre.

I would be happy to go back in the future.

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1  Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

We loved the sunny, fresh location. Food was delicious! Staff friendly and well trained. Owner on site over looking all which is always a good thing! Definitely give it a try! We had a fantastic experience !

Thank Lucinda40
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

this was my second visit to Rabbit in the moon and my experience was as good this time around. Love the outdoor setting, great wine list and fabulous vibe. Everyone loved their meals, my steak looked incredible and tasted simply fabulous - highly recommend

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Thank Liesl B
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Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Loved the food - and the craft beer. Service was very good - and the atmosphere quite jovial. Nice setting - try the lamb chops / or burger ......

Thank Lindameyer2
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

First time here and was not sure what to expect. Simon the owner was exceptionally helpful with his recommendations and it was spot on. Bent over backwards were my wife only drinks Chardonnay and they don't serve it by the glass so Simon decided he would open one and have a drink with us.
We had the Salmon, lamb chops and the fillet. It was great. Desert was as good and one of the outstanding features was good hot coffee!

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1  Thank ajcJohannesburg
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