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“La Scala Montecasino”

la scala montecasino
Ranked #128 of 1,185 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$22
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“La Scala Montecasino”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Good service and fairly speedily provided very good food. Located in a piazza. Good place to watch the world go by.

Visited October 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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London
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“An excellent meal and top class service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

I don't often post reviews on restaurants but as this has to be one of the best restaurants I have dined at during my visit to South Africa I thought it would be worth nothing.
The food was amazing. There was plenty of options on the menu and the main problem was deciding what to go for. In the end we both had steak as the main course and it was outstanding - the flavour from the different sauces was amazing.
The atmosphere was very nice in the middle of the Montecasio complex though as it was upstairs you didn't feel caught up in the hustle and bustle of the place.
Finally the service was exceptional. Shannon our server was top class - she knew all the dishes in detail and was definitely able to offer some very good suggestions through out the meal.
Having had dined in different restaurants in Montecasio over the years I would now say that this is one I will definitely come back to and it is well ahead of any of the others.

  • Visited October 2013
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Sandton, South Africa
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Romantic atmosphere on the balcony”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

I visited this restaurant for a business dinner. We were a large table on the balcony. Even though you are under an artificial roof the atmosphere is very warm and welcoming, as if you were sitting outside with perfect weather.

The table setting was crisp, clean and simple. The service from our waitress was excellent with prompt and highly professional service.

In terms of the food it was authentic, in my limited knowledge of true Italian, having visited Italy only once, I have never tasted food that is truly Italian but I think they might get pretty close. The meals are slightly overpriced. The wine list selection is superb bar the glaring spelling errors. The wines prices are hugely inflated up to 300% on some bottles, but this is normal for most Joburg "fine dining" restaurants. Having said that, I would not class this restaurant as fine dining more like sophisticated Italian. Portions are too large for that!

Overall it was a nice experience and I would return for a more romantic dinner in future.

  • Visited October 2013
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Randburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
“Excellent Italian Restuarant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Very good choice for Italian meal, not cheap but the meals are excellent and the wine choices superb. Cant fault the service or meals, and owner very friendly and chats to clients.

Visited September 2013
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177 reviews
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“Authentic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

Been eating here for years. The quality is always good. You need to book a table. Pino, the manager, is always willing to make off-menu Italian dishes. Try the butternut ravioli. Best in country. The Panacotta is very good and light for dessert. He gets very upset when you order Cappucino after dinner ! A great venue for small exclusive corporate functions. Pity it's in a casino complex, but ignore this and go.

  • Visited August 2013
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