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“Best italian food in Pretoria” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Caraffa

Caraffa
Ranked #21 of 668 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“Best italian food in Pretoria”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

This family run restaurant has the best Italian food in Pretoria. The owner herself or her daughter will take the food order and does not mind if one wants to make changes to what is on the menu. The setting is not new but if one wants to eat a fantastic meal, then this is for the food lover. I do not think they are open on Saturdays and Sundays. There T-bone that they cook in the pizza oven is unbeatable.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank harmsc
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Pretoria
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

First time at this restaurant and went on the spur of the moment. Polite and attentive service, food was great. When deciding what to have, was told the specials of the day, and was even brought a little taster of the rabbit stew to help make my decision easier. I will return!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Sam0017
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Never again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013 via mobile

The place needs a make over. Table cloths are a 100 years old, interior dates out of the fiftys.  It does not feel warm nor welcoming. As it was after 14:00 on a public holiday we were told that we can order only pizzas. So dissapointing!! About 7 to choose from! When pizzas arrive, not the best looking I have ever seen, and lack any real authentic taste. Sorry, we will not return.  Mimo's can do it better

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Douline P
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Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Pretoria”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

For business I get to go to the finest restaurants in Pretoria, and Caraffa is hands down my favourite. I have had most of their starters, Pizza on many occasions, steaks and even a lamb rumb. This place is hands down one of the best restaurants I have eaten at. The food is simply delicious and are good portions. It's owned be Italians and you can therefore expect some of the finest Italian ever.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Johan S
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

I have to admit, after waiting to finally get a reservation, we went for dinner on Monday evening and were very disappointed in the service. The waitress knew little about the wine first off. When I just wanted to be sure we got a wine that was more on the dry side, she didn't know what that meant. After making a decision, we ordered a starter and our main course. The starter, focaccia, more like pizza, came and was fairly tasty, but then we waited, and waited for the main course. After calling over one of the managers, we were brought our food which was not hot. The lasagna I got was tasty, but barely warm. There were no concessions made at all other than an apology. They are obviously not concerned about getting returning patrons because we won't return and they don't really care.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Chickson1
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