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US$4 - US$12
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

Good food BUT, 1) They dont value their customers equally 👎 2) Very poor customer service, we had to keep on making requests because we weren't attended to promptly. ( Imagen and the restaurant was empty) 3) Restaurant looks abandoned, there where boxes everywhere + No...table cloths or place mats on the tables, apparently this is only on request 🙈) Where is the passion and family atmosphere?More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

Totally over rated . Expensive and surely not worth the money. Portions are small. Can do better with my money

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 April 2021 via mobile

I had heard a lot about Gemelli from my friends and was eager to try it. I went there on a Saturday at 5pm for dinner with a friend and found it very noisy. It was busy which is great, but the noisy level made...it difficult to hold a conversation. The food was ok, I had the lamb ragu pasta, which was tasty but truthfully not exceptional. I found it to be pricier that other restaurants in the same tier. It’s definitely the place to go if you want to be seen as it is fashionable, but maybe not if you want time to relax and have a good meal and conversation with your friends.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 25 January 2021

If a meal out at a restaurant was only eating the plate of food presented, I would give Gemeli a much higher rating. Due to the covert pandemic I chose to eat on the patio; or on the car park. It would appear the youngsters...in very sports cars are encouraged to use the top car park area and make a show of either arriving or leaving. Very noisy The patio area is run down. The ceiling is literally falling to pieces. If I were to have an area in this condition I would not invite friends around let alone charge people to eat there! I ordered a beer and it was served in a wet glass with a couple of teaspoons of water on the bottom. My second beer was brought through from the kitchen already poured. Very strange. The waiter did not find it strange at all when I noted my displeasure. The food was very good, I must admit. I had sticky lamb riblets. and pene alessandr. Both were very good. My wife had the calamari starter with a Prosciutto , Pear & Gorgonzola Salad. The ham had dried out slightly on the tips making me think it had sat around for a while. The other dish was the Gemelli chicken which was great. All in all a pleasant outng, but not number three in Bryanston??More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 17 November 2020

With all the rave reviews I was excited about dining at Gemelli but I was completely and utterly disappointed. This is the worst Italian Restaurant I have dine at ever!! Gemelli is terribly overpriced, the prices do not justify the the quality, taste and presentation...of the meals. My husband did not eat his calamari starter, my "pasta" was dry and completely tasteless, the prawns were overcooked and hard. Gemelli did not live up the reviews and webpage which was the reason I booked at the restaurant. In my opinion, this Italian restaurant lacked the "passion, taste and family atmosphere of Italy”More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 2 October 2020

I visited on a Tuesday evening in September. The restaurant was full, and the atmosphere bustling. Definitely not the place to go if you want a quiet, intimate dinner. The food was absolutely divine. I had the beef fillet, the description of which states "Potato...and garlic puree. Aged parmesan crema. Wild rocket salad. Balsamic. Parmigiano wafer. Mustard seed jus." My date had the glazed pork belly - "12 hour glaze. Soy and honey glaze. Potato puree. Pak choi. Sesame mayo. Beurre blanc. Toasted peanuts." Both were mouth-wateringly delicious. Dessert was the almond nougat cheesecake - "Baked Almond Cheesecake. 1701 Almond Nougat. Cranberry. Meringue. Biscuit Crumb. Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream." This was also amazing. Service was good, and I would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 11 March 2020

Nice Italian restaurant with good food. Staff are good but can forget about you from time to time. From the reviews and web I was expecting more.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020

I went with friends on New Years eve and we had a great time. It was busy but the service was fine. The food was great we all enjoyed our meals and we where a mixture of meat eaters and vegetarians and all ordered something...different and everyone finished their meals and really enjoyed it. It may be a little on the expensive side but we all had a great time.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

Randomly came in on a rainy day, best decision ever. Service was friendly and attentive, which means a lot as a solo diner. The cocktails are POTENT, order wisely. I had the bourbon Breach drink, and I liked it. For the main, I had the...spicy chicken dish with fried polenta. This was the best damn combination and the best damn meal I had during my entire stay. The meat was PERFECTLY seasoned and eased off the bone. The fried polenta served a subtle complement. The real winner here is the nougat cheesecake with almond flavored gelato. The cheesecake was fluffy and flavorful and the ice cream was a nice touch. The ambiance of this place coupled with reasonable pricing makes Gemelli a hit. I dined solo, but most people were there with family or on a date. Highly recommended, and I'm going to figure out a way to have that spicy chicken again before I dip! 😋More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 3 November 2019 via mobile

A repeat visit to this stylish, slick Italian restaurant. A warm welcome, great service and really delicious, flavorful dishes.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Alan B
16 January 2018|
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Response from Alan B | Reviewed this property |
Once again I note a previous respondents comment that - it seems that only replies are received to positive questions - and that the negative ones are ignored! Sad!
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lorraine620611
30 March 2017|
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Response from the_bill_please | Property representative |
Hello. There is no stipulated dress code at Gemelli. You're welcome to dress as comfortably as you please.
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MiaS1497
21 October 2016|
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Hi Mia, Thank you for your inquiry and please accept our apology for the delay in response due to technical difficulties. Average price per head including wine would normally be between R300-R500 for 3 courses and wine... More
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Gemelli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4