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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited Italy several times, and have a particular soft spot for Italian joints in South Africa. And as someone who eats pizza and/or pasta at least twice a week, I can with some confidence say that this is the best Italian restaurant I've ever...been to. The melanzane starter is out of this world, and as for pizza: this is the only time that I would argue that a margarita pizza is better than one with any toppings at all. For a pizza with some unique flavours, try the "Tra La La" house pizza, and if you're more interested in red meat, the fillet is absolutely divine. We read the menu the very first time we visited, and have never viewed the menu since - La La (the owner and chef) has the most mouthwatering specials that are made fresh each day, so it's much more delicious to just arrive and be enchanted by whatever is the dish of the day!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 6 April 2022

I used to go to this restuarant in the past, I'm talking as far back as in their previous location other side of the highway. Its still as great as before with more focus on the personal touches from Lala. If you dont like this...go elsewhere; if someone explaining the menu and why they do things a certain way while sitting at your table is not for you, then avoid. If you want to have the best experience listen to what she suggests and give your inputs and get the best culinary experience to be found in Midrand. Seriously. The tastes and food are that good. Ostrich Carpacio is a winner, some good wines on offer, great classic pastas done perfectly. Had the perfect dinner with my wife and will return.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 20 March 2022

I went this week with colleagues who'd been before and therefore recommended. The outside is perhaps not what you'd expect but do get past that and go in and eat. Great menu but more importantly brilliantly and passionately described by the owner/head chef. UNQUESTIONABLY the...best Italian food (various shared starters and a wonderful Dolcelatte Gnocch maini) I've had anywhere and a must try for anyone in the area.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 8 March 2022

They must have realised we were from out of town. When the bill came most of the items were considerably more than the menu price. When we questioned the owner she said she made bigger portions. No apology as per most crooks just excuses. She...ripped up the bill and was incredibly rude For a pleasant evening go somewhere elseMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 November 2021

From the time you make your reservation to the time you leave - Lala treats each guest with such passion and love! How she describes each dish feels like you want to eat it all. Best Italian food ever Excellent portions The Wine! Chianti -...can be drunk in the gallons!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 16 October 2021 via mobile

I have travelled the world, eaten in 3 star Michelin restaurants in Italy, spent a fortune on dinner the night before in what claims to be one of the best restaurant in Sandton and let me tell you..... my experience was a 100 times better...5 minutes after walking through the door and before even eaten the food! You are greeted in true Italian style, made to feel at home, welcome, warm and hearty. La La herself comes and joins you at the table to tell you about the daily specials, as the words roll out of her mouth - you are salivating and there is turmoil - because how can one simply choose one dish! YOU WANT THEM ALL! The food arrives and its a work of art on the plate, beautifully plated with fresh ingredients, but its nothing compared to the taste explosion once it hits your mouth! This is truly great passionate cooking, a delight to eat and a warm homey feeling while you enjoy your meal! Thank you so much for being unpretentious and just delivering heartfelt great food!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 29 September 2021 via mobile

The best authentic Italian cuisine in Johannesburg!!!! La La (Owner/Chef) is just awesome in the way she greets, treats her guests. Her passion for her food oozes from every word she utters when she tells you about the specials and believe me her food is...even better than how she describes it. It's a must come and dine place in Jbrg.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 9 June 2021

Best Italian food I have ever had! Must have when come to the city. Highest quality food and service!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 12 April 2021

A welcoming atmosphere and delicious food!!! An Italian family restaurant for families a great dine out!!!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 24 February 2021 via mobile

I have been wanting to try La Trinita for a long time, given the rave reviews on TA and its recurrent #1 spot. The signore in charge were very charming, if rather scattered and stressed. They clearly love what they do and do it with...a slightly exaggerated, operatic air that doesn't always ring true. The menu is 'classic Italian' and there are several specials which do not appear on the rather pedestrian general menu published on the website. On the night we visited, there was a fillet, calamari and several other pasta specials, two of which we ordered but were nothing to write home about. Good no doubt, with some subtle flavours, but not particularly memorable. The starter portion of melanzane was passable, but small. There was apparently some problem in the kitchen which meant that the main courses arrived 90 minutes after they were ordered. The prices are quite high all considered. In short, an interesting experience, and a genuine trattoria (I think 'ristorante' is clearly an over-statement), but rather dull on the tastebuds. A little more originality would go a long way. That said, it was about three quarters full in a normal week night in Covid, so it's obviously popular; and unlike the classic Da Graziella which I hear has closed down, and was streets ahead of most ordinary Italian places in Johannesburg, managed to survive the crisis. Well done for that!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Hi Sue, thank you for your enquiry, but unfortunately we are closed during that period. As we are usually open throughout the year we close for 3 weeks just before christmas and re-open in January.
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Ristorante La Trinita is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5