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“An Italian Basil Fawlty”

Sale E Pepe da Giovanni
Ranked #372 of 1,304 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Tried to make a booking with the owner who was like Basil Fawlty in his rudeness. When he said that there was no bookings just come I asked for rough directions and was told to just come very rudely. I have eaten all over the world and not had this treatment. Try Luca's or Luigi's at least you get a smile as well as great food

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Reviewed 19 October 2013

This is not your average restaurant. You should most certainly pop in and give one of their pastas a try. I cannot really say much about each pasta as I am vegetarian however you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. Their prices may be a bit high but their portions and quality do make up for it. Try one of their home made pastas as fresh is always better!

You can easily share a meal between two. Not the most romantic setting but well worth it to enjoy with friends. Always worth enjoying a starchy evening with a few couples or friends.

Try the caprese salad as a starter.

An interesting word to note... Giovanni who runs this restaurant started most of the italian restaurants of this style by himself or trained those who now run other Giovanni's in the City of Johannesburg

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Thank Gary G
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Great food and portions are big enough for 2. Make sure you get there early as they don't take bookings and it is generally full. Friendly staff.

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Thank Julie312578
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

I don't give 5 star ratings very easily but I can't fault this restaurant at all. Food portions are big enough for two so don't be put off by the price. I visit this restaurant at least 3 times a month.

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Thank Greg G
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Had a wonderful dinner here. The restaurant was packed on a Tuesday night, seemingly with returning patrons. Nice buzz, great food, excellent service - will definitely be going back.

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Thank Mandy B
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