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Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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.

Reviewed 11 January 2020

If you are an italian food lover you have to visit Cafe del Sol Classico. When you walk in you can see the love of food everywhere. We were greated very friendly. The kitchen is open so you can see the fresh pastas hanging. The...decor is so interesting. A lot to take in. You get this warm home feeling and feel special. I had the Ladies Porcini Chicken. The Chicken breast was cooked to perfection, soft juicy with a nice crispy skin. It was served with a Truffle oil Risotto, a bed of Porcini mushrooms and green peas. It tastes as good as it looks. Hubby enjoyed the homemade lamb Ravioli of the day. And my daughter had the Calamari with creamy Limoncello sauce, served with Parmesan black rice, which was awesome. They shared the Salted Caramel creme Brulee served with popcorn ice cream. Truely amazing. An Awesome experience. A must to visit. And booking is essential.More

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

Ah Cathy thanks so much for your wonderful review. It is great to read that your experience was amazing. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 January 2020 via mobile

The pasta here is absolutely amazing! The restaurant looks very nice and the service is always good. They are a bit on the expensive side, but definitely worth it if you feel like the best pasta you've ever had. Leave some space for dessert, because...the cheese cake is magical. They get quite busy, so be sure to make a reservation.More

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

Hello there and thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

If your time in Johannesburg is limited, don't waste any time (lunch or dinner). Come to this place and have a fantastic time eating wonderful food.

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you Nigel. What a wonderful review. We appreciate your review. Come visit us again soon.

Reviewed 18 November 2019

Great Homemade Italian Food with Authentic flavours . Very well priced Meals with constituency the order of the Day . It is a bit of a drive from Sandton metropolitan area - but IF you have time , worth the drive

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

Hello Laurence, Thanks for your review and for your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

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