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“Excellent attentive service and a great menu.”
Review of Piccolo Mondo

Piccolo Mondo
Ranked #5 of 210 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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“Excellent attentive service and a great menu.”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

A great evening. An excellent setting overlooking NM Sq. Excellent menu and extensive wine list. Food was superb and the wine great.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank John P
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PiccoloManagement, Manager at Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Dear John P

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor.
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the food and wine selection, we look forward to hosting you again very soon.

Regards

Piccolo Mondo Management
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Pretoria, South Africa
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26 reviews
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“Vegetarians Avoid”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

I decided to treat my wife for her birthday at Piccolo Mondo and although the restaurant have a good atmosphere I was rather disappointed with the menu. As a vegetarian I was surprised not to see any vegetarian dish on the menu and upon request I was offered a pasta meal with no parma ham. The dish was tasteless and must've been the worst pasta dish I've ever had and then still got charged for the full dish with parma ham. (I am sure with parma ham it could be a great dish but without it most certainly not)
However, my wife ordered lamb and was very impressed, the desserts at least made up for a rather unsatisfactory evening out.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Martin017
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PiccoloManagement, Manager at Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Dear Martin017

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that your lamb dish was a success
Our service and culinary team will ensure that we have a more comprehensive vegetarian offering available, freshly made to order.

Regards

Piccolo Management
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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“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
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“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
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London, United Kingdom
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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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