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“Great Italian, with lovely views of the most active, interesting square.”
Review of Piccolo Mondo

Piccolo Mondo
Ranked #6 of 225 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: True to its name, the Piccolo Mondo really is “a world in one”, combined with superb food, excellent wine and a sophisticated ambience. The Piccolo Mondo instantly turns your visit into a distinctive culinary experience.Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served seven days a week in this magnificent restaurant, which overlooks the Nelson Mandela Square.
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Italian, with lovely views of the most active, interesting square.”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Just a really pleasant Italian; a lovely place not only to eat, but also to sit outside on the square, watching the beautiful people at play. Could happily spend hours here!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank whothefox
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PiccoloManagement, Manager at Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear whothefox
Many thanks for your review on Trip Advisor.
Our location certainly is one of the best in Sandton overlooking the now famous Nelson Mandela Square, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the food and service and on your next visit to South Africa we look forward to welcoming you back.
Kind regards
Piccolo Mondo Management
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Midrand, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fine dining & wine pairing experience”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

On the last Friday of the month, Piccolo Mondo offers a 4 to 5 course meal and wine pairing with some of the top cellars in South Africa. Last Friday was done with the Cavalli Stud and Wine farm.
The restaurant seems to have reviewed its' portion sizes, so that it was possible to do justice to the beautifully presented and delicious meal, and service was attentive. We didn't find the wines remarkable, but the pairing was well done, and each variety did complement the dishes with which we were presented.
I would definitely recommend one of these evenings as a special treat. Essential to book your place, and remember to take some cash with you for the charity collection and lucky draw.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank CathieWebb
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PiccoloManagement, Manager at Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear CathieWebb
Thank you very much for your review of our Cavalli gourmet food and wine dinner, we value your feedback.
We invest a lot of time and effort into the menu and wine pairings for these evenings, so I’m glad that you enjoyed the pairings, they often take up to 5 tastings before they are perfected.
We next host Lourensford wine estate, so we look forward to welcoming you back for what must be one of JHBs best kept secrets.
Kind regards
Piccolo Mondo Management
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Come Hungry.....”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Pretty surroundings and friendly staff, had a soup starter that I found could have been a main course. Then had veal tortellini which was okay and the creme brûlée, now I am a big fan of this classic but the jam added to the mix was unnecessary.
Wine list had good options.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Fourie2014
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PiccoloManagement, Manager at Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear Fourie2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor.
We thank you for your support and your feedback regarding our portion sizes, your feedback has been passed onto our Executive Chef for him to investigate. Our signature wild berry crème brulee is our take on a classic and I am disappointed to hear that you didn’t enjoy it, as this is a house favourite.
We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
Regards
Piccolo Management
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
“Memorable Breakfast”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Stayed at the hotel for 3 nights recently and it was by far one of the best breakfasts we have had.
The food was fresh and the selection vast.
What made it memorable though was the attentive and genuinely friendly service we received every morning from all the staff in the restaurant.
The staff were extremely professional and went out of their way to make us feel very comfortable.
Thankyou to Hathi and the team at Piccolo Mondo
from Mr and Mrs Nyathi.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank ITNyathi
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PiccoloManagement, Manager at Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear ITNyathi
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so the Chef and his team invest a lot of time in making our offering extra special, he is really glad that you enjoyed it.
Many thanks for personally mentioning Nathi, he is an asset to our team, and we will personally share your feedback with him.
We look forward to welcoming you back very soon
Regards
Piccolo Management
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Johannesburg
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“Highly recommended, I didn't want to leave”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I was greeted and treated absolutely incredibly well and the service through out the evening was nothing other than excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant and they have made a loyal customer out of me. Thank you Mike.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Lvejosh
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PiccoloManagement, Manager at Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear Lvejosh
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor.
We are thrilled to hear that Mike and his team made your experience here at Piccolo Mondo a memorable one, now that you have enjoyed a dinner with us, you really must give one of our gourmet food and wine dinners a try!
We look forward to welcoming you back
Regards
Piccolo Management
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