La Cucina di Ciro

La Cucina di Ciro

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 14:30
Tue
12:00 - 14:3018:00 - 21:30
Wed
12:00 - 14:3018:00 - 21:30
Thu
12:00 - 14:3018:00 - 21:30
Fri
12:00 - 14:3018:00 - 21:30
Sat
12:00 - 14:3018:00 - 21:30
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Does this restaurant serve Tuscan food?
About
In a society where everything is about the pace of modern living, sometimes we need to be reminded to take the time to enjoy one's food while sitting around a dinner table.
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles232 reviews
Excellent
111
Very good
71
Average
25
Poor
12
Terrible
13
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

VincentMinnaar
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 couples
Service 5* Setting 5* Food 5* Waiters are well trained, very attentive to all tables regardless of whether they are assigned to them or not and know the menu well. The food was fantastic! Mussels are probably the best we have ever had, we asked for more bread to make sure we got every last bit of sauce on the plate. The pumpkin fritter was also excellent. Canelloni and seafood pasta was spot on and generous portions . I honestly cannot fault the food at all. All in all, utterly superb restaurant and highly recommended! Next time we won’t eat so much bread so we leave space for dessert.
Written 13 January 2020
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Camilla Leeds
Johannesburg18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 friends
This was our first post-lockdown evening out and we were not disappointed. The meal was very good and the service was quick. Three of the party had the sirloin as a main and it was done as ordered. I had the duck which was delicious. There was a good selection of starters and desserts - we were spoilt for choice everyone was very pleased with their respective choices. Covid protocols were in place and we felt quite safe in the environment. Highly recommended.
Written 26 September 2020
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traceyj0an
Pidley2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
This is the first time we’ve been to Ciro’s since lockdown lifted. There were 5 of us, the food was fantastic, one of the party had a Pizza which was superb., Melanazane to die for, cannelloni like only Ciro can make, chicken that was so tender and tasty. Desserts that one dreams of…… Service is attentive, without being overpowering, Ciro has always known how to create a great atmosphere, and is one of the best chefs out there. Can’t wait to return when the weather is a little warmer, to take advantage of the beautiful garden setting!!
Written 17 September 2021
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Margrit W
Johannesburg165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Was lucky enough to have dinner there last week. It was busy but not too noisy, too hot for my liking, but we were seated inside, the terrace would probably be cooler. We both ordered duck liver pate and crispy roast duck. Really delicious and to be highly recommended. There were many other delicious sounding options like wild mushroom soup, a delicious sounding bruschetta with various cheeses , there was a pasta dish - mains were yellow tail, and a steak fish with an asian style sauce. There was also a really good extensive menu if you didn’t choose a “special “ We had to skip dessert as portions are generous and the duck was served with crispy potato wedges and a goji berry sauce. A great meal and a good venue - lovely for a special night out - the service was excellent. I can’t wait to try it again.
Written 1 March 2020
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IanBayne
Sandton78 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 business
I try order the specials, expecting them to be the kitchen showcase dishes. This time I did the same ordering the French onion soup and the steak special. The soup was over garlic and too salty, and the steak special was like a Spur steak - good, but not worth R300. During the meal our plates were cleared before both of us had finished, leaving the still-busy party awkwardly rushing. The bill for two of us with no alcohol was over R1000 for a mediocre meal and mediocre service.
Written 9 April 2023
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Nadsacel
Sandton14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 solo
We used to be regulars at the restaurant. Had a bad experience there about two years, so we then decided to give it a break. As they say: Tine heals all. So we gave the restaurant another try. It was fabulous! We took a miss on the starters. Cocktails ordered were great although took a bit longer than expected to arrive. For the main course, one chose a ravioli another duck, one had fish and I had a rib eye steak. All done to perfection! Ciro was as usual, an extremely friendly host, as was his very knowledgeable chef. The atmosphere was great. All in all, a highly enjoyable meal. Great recovery, Ciro. Restaurant highly recommended.
Written 5 December 2021
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elizarenn
Chattanooga388 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
This authentic Italian restaurant was able to handle our large, post-rugby-match group efficiently and gracefully, which says a lot! The service was patient and consistently impeccable, and the food was outstanding. From the pizzas to the fresh pastas to the house-made desserts, everything was excellent. I will definitely return (maybe without the rugby fans!) the next time I’m in Johannesburg!
Written 11 September 2023
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340akashs
Johannesburg58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 friends
Good was great. Menu is limited however the upside is that chef is great at what he does. Service left much to be desired. Drinks order not taken, had to ask for a coke and wine twice before it arrived, fries never arrived despite asking twice....ambience was great.
Written 24 April 2021
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Jax4781
Johannesburg8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 friends
Caught up with close friends, 2 years after the pandemic was declared. This was a very special evening. The staff were attentive and engaging and the food was really delicious. The consensus at our table was that we have to keep coming back for those specials. We will definitely be back, and soon!
Written 29 June 2022
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KazzerH
Worthing11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
Regular visitors from over seas to this superb restaurant. Ciro is fantastic host and chef who welcomes his dinners personally. We have been visiting the restaurant for about 8 years. Always a great menu with subtle changes. Friendly and helpful staff and a great sidekick when Ciro is off on Grandpa duties. You will not be disappointed if you dine here, just don’t book our table (end of veranda), in case we decide on a quick trip back from the UK.
Written 9 February 2023
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Adrian H
Johannesburg1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 friends
Pasta,good not great.although the Scandi minimalist made up for some of its charm, the reception was poor and service non- existent.2 managers/ owner present...only 3 tables booked and not even a hello.
Written 27 September 2023
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Roshan C
Johannesburg4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
Had a valentine's dinner. Lovely ambience, friendly service and really, really good food! Would definitely go back for a special treat meal!
Written 14 February 2023
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Sabine L
Johannesburg South3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 business
Lovely fresh coffee and delicious cake. Tranquil atmosphere and great service. Plenty of cakes to choose from, I will definitively visit again.
Written 27 May 2022
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SafariQueen777
Gauteng3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
We were looking forward to our first visit to this restaurant, it was highly recommended to us and the close friends who recommended, are foodies like ourselves! We made a reservation in advance and upon arriving were searching for a road parking, when the guard directed us to a small parking facility in the rear of the restaurant. We were shown to our table and shown the chalk wine board, the choice, despite being on the chalkboard, was unavailable, so we selected another. Subsequently the food menu also chalkboard was presented, no alternatives were offered/presented, aside from being told there was ribeye instead of fillet now. There was only one pasta dish being the seafood pasta. Surprising for a restaurant which sells itself as fresh homemade pasta daily! We elected to have the bruschetta with red pepper and anchovy as a starter, followed by ribeye and seafood pasta - fettuccine. We were disappointed as neither of us are keen on meat nor seafood, however as there was nothing else offered, despite me asking if the caprese, which I had seen, would be available, we were told it was only available as a take-away! Our meals were sadly mediocre at best, strips of roast red pepper with a dash of anchovy, on what tasted like fried bruschetta. My main was the seafood pasta, soaking in a bland neopolitana sauce, my partners ribeye was clearly frozen, thawed and broiled (tasteless) and served with chips and standard mixed vegetables drizzled with oil. Disappointing given what we had led to believe would be a scrumptious taste sensation!! It was the opposite - we could do better at home! We then we heard another waitron outside, running through a vastly different menu, we summoned our waiter, and asked if there was any reason why we were not offered any daily special choices - he just laughed and asked if we wanted dessert. At this stage, we had reached our limit, and wanted to get out. We will be letting our friends know of our vile experience, perhaps we were just unlucky!
Written 29 August 2021
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Niamh
Dublin91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Lovely food, great venue, lovely selection of different foods. My hubby had Duck which he hadn't had in years it was yummy and crispy he was Happy.
Written 11 January 2020
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