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“Decent Italian Restaurant”
Review of Primi Piatti

Primi Piatti
Ranked #40 of 119 Restaurants in Somerset West
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Strand, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Decent Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

As this place is nearer to where I stay, we go here very often. Pizzas are very good and so are pastas. Friendly staff and the owner. Once can customize the vegetarian pizza as they like. Cost is reasonable and view is very nice. Loved the occasional live music.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank GSaldanha
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Damaging the Primi Brand”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Last night after watching a movie we decided on Primi Piatti Somerset West after great experiences at the V & A Waterfront and Cavendish. Well what a let down. Arriving at 8:00 pm there were 3 occupied tables and that should have been a warning alone!

The best of the evening was my second Peroni! and that after we had to beg for service.

The food however was the bummer. Arrived the bread basket with 3 pieces of stale rusk like white bread 60mm x 40mm x 40mm. What was that???? My wife ordered a Char grilled Chicken Wrap. The thin pieces of chicken looked liked they have been cured in vinegar and not a sign of being near a flame. My son had the hamburger. The patties 4 mm thick and looked like it came straight from the supermarket pre packed in cartons. Totally un appetising.

The cherry on top was my 500g T-Bone served rare. We heard them hammering the meat in the kitchen to try and soften it up. As far as T-Bone, it was 10mm thick and no sign of the centre bone in the meat separating what was to be the 2 juicy cuts. To get it rare they could not put it on the grill and this bleak piece of meat covered in butter arrived on my plate. The great steak knives could not cut through the sinewy meat no matter how hard I tried. I left half on the plate. The thinly cut chips was nice though. At R 145.00 what a rip!

After complaining the manager arrived and his attitude was: What can I say about the complaint? Left and did not try and repair any of the damage caused.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Mielies48
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best value for money”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Excellent. So many different dishes and all good. Nice outside area. Good service. I will go back over and over

Visited October 2013
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Thank Francis V
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Somerset West, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best chicken burger”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Lovely place for a weekend lunch. Nice menu, tasty food and reasonably priced. Great cocktails and the service is good too

Visited July 2013
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Thank HeidiV92
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Somerset West, South Africa
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“Breakkies”
Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

Just had a breakfast here R19.95 and wow!! Absolutely great! Yummy yum .... Overlooking the mountain and driving range, great music in the background too!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank EXQSME
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