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“Best meal of the festive season”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Allora

Allora
Ranked #34 of 211 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Grill, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best meal of the festive season”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

We visited for an office year end function on 22nd November, the restaurant was packed and the weather glorious, we had a table of 14. The platter starters were varied, well presented and very tasty. We had probably 12 different main courses between us, all were good value & absolutely fantastic. Staff were attentive and the service excellent.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Mark F
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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  • Polish first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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696 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Great local Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

We chose Allora at random when looking for a restaurant for a fast inexpensive meal. Happily it delivered on all counts. We were impressed by the service, friendly and interested, by the quality of the food, salads were fresh, large and delicious and the pasta perfectly cooked and an adequate size for a main meal. Judging by the number of diners, the noisy buzz of the place, and the apparent satisfaction of those present, this is a popular restaurant that satisfies most of its clients. This is not a fancy restaurant for special occasions but a friendly inexpensive restaurant. We were most impressed by the Manager's hands-on approach and his genuine pleasure at our expression of satisfaction.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank John P
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Did not live up to expectations”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Went to Allora for dinner on a Monday evening at (21h00) - very disappointed with what we received, since the venue had been picked up from recommendations on the internet.
The service from the waiter was extremely poor - very little training, no definitive good statements on food available. Did not know if the pizzas were thin-based and couldn't offer any guidance.
Two seafood pizzas were ordered and these were extremely below par - very dry, seafood appeared over cooked, no juice (a drizzle of olive oil would have sufficed), no garlic, no cheese!!
The two pastas were average with one being a particularly small portion.
When we requested the dessert menu we were informed that the chef had gone home (?) - without notifying the guests......
We won't be back
Not a good experience and it would take a lot to

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank John B
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Kirton in Lindsey, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“What A Delight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

I was taken to this restaurant by two of my friends who live close by, and my what an experience, the food was exceptional, the service a sheer delight, the atmosphere was so relaxing, it made a good experience in to a great one, what more can I say.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Derek S
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not up to Expectation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

Tried the Sandton Allora after having a good experience in Bedfordview a few months back. This place has got so much going for it in terms of the fantastic venue. We sat on the deck on a great summer evening which was perfect. the service was outstanding. So what let the meal down?
We had a salad starter which was poor as it tasted like it was left over from lunch. The salad, cucumber and tomato were not fresh and crispy.
The mains were very good but after a poor start i cannot give more than an average rating

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank steve n
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