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Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 2 February 2022

Sad to find that they have moved - No notice or change on their website, or here..... And not just down the road anymore. Attention to detail is a general in their space and they do it well.... I think the ball has been dropped...here.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 11 November 2021 via mobile

All round excellent experience. Great service- friendly, efficient and extra touches e.g. sliced strawberries to add to our champagne. Delicious food - the calamari served with black rice, the stir fry sesame chicken, fresh pasta. Spoilt for choice and every dish a delight. Definitely worth...many repeat visitsMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 7 October 2021

Pasta to die for!! Staff was extremely friendly! They put on a great show! Awesome dessert to top it all off.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 16 April 2021

We have been going to cafe del sol classico for many years and it was always so so good! I always take the carbonara and I must say it used to be the best. My husband and I went about 1 month ago and it...was a bad experience. First the waiter forgot to tell us about the specials. When I asked it was too late as we already ordered our meals. I am not saying we would have ordered the specials but as a rule of thumbs we always know about specials. When my fresh pasta came they were not cooked so I had to send it back and my husband ate alone. Finally I received my pasta but I definitely needed a magnifier to see the pancetta. I know that pancetta is expensive but it is what makes it special and I never had that problem before! The staff had no clue about food and sadly there was no supervision. I must say it was one of the only restaurant where I never had any complaints as good food is becoming a very difficult thing to get in Johannesburg.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 15 November 2020 via mobile

Have supported this restaurant for many years now. Without a doubt it has been the very best in our area. Sadly I am now only giving it a 3 star. This is not because of the food quality - it remains good - but because...of the unbelievable hike in the prices and disappointingly slow service. Of course there was the blow of Covid, but to try and recoup losses at the expense of very loyal customers who have also been hard hit by the pandemic seems to be very short sighted indeed. There were signs of a decline well before Covid in fact, but with further increases who knows how it will end.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2020

Hello there and thank you for your feedback. We have tried to keep our prices as low as we can for as long as we can and unfortunately we had no choice because of massive increases in food costs to increase them. We were also...More

Reviewed 7 November 2020 via mobile

Headed over after finding out a Joburg favorite had closed down during lockdown. The restaurant has a very warm setting in a quaint little space which was so therapeutic for a Friday Night dinner catch-up with a friend. The food was absolutely outstanding and mouth-watering!...I had the steak with streaky beacon in cheese sauce! Talk about sauce - it was saucy! I would go back here without hesitation! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2020

Thanks so much for your fabulous feedback. We truly appreciate your visit and your support and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Consistently good food. Always a treat! We last went here for my wife's birthday and it was an excellent experience! Great friendly service and most of all, excellent food!

Date of visit: March 2020
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cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2020

Hello and thank you for your wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Perfect for a business lunch. Unobtrusive but attentive service, superb good that stands out from the crowd and an ambience that requires closer evening inspection with my wife

Date of visit: September 2019
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cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2020

Thanks so much for your amazing review. Very much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 18 February 2020

We had the most amazing time at Classico on Valentine's Day. Our waiter - I believe his name was Lindani - was the best. The food was sublime, too. My absolute favourite dishes on your menu (based on this visit and many others), would have...to be the crispy squid heads, the mussels, the gnocchi, Nonna's Ragu, the Duck Ragu, and of course the panna cotta (yours is the only panna cotta I'll eat that wasn't made in my own kitchen). My husband is crazy for your nougat cheesecake, too. All in all, we love this branch, the staff and the food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2020

What a compliment. Thank you, thank you. Very much appreciated. Please come and visit soon.

Reviewed 19 January 2020

I have been to both cafe del sol restaurants with family, friends and I have always had a good experience from the different style/takes they have on their meals like pastas and meats to the pizza. Service is good, and so is the decor in...both including bryanston.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2020

Ah thank you we have a fan. We are thrilled with your review. We hope to see you again soon.

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Cafe del Sol Classico is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5