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La Trinita Ristorante has been in business for 20 years serving incredible food, Italy made in South Africa, Pizza, Opera and Pasta.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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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Reviewed 6 February 2021

The owner tends to talk-up the meals but they are substandard. No unique flavors or tastes. She loves engaging with the patrons, which is good but does tend to overdo it. We're of Indian decent. She went to great lengths asking us to pronounce the...meals correctly. Well its a good thing we are unable to pronounce them correctly as the meals were not authentic. Fully agree that the owner is overbearing and arrogant too. Her responses to some of the reviews here reflect that. Enough said.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 16 December 2020

Stunning! Its traditional, authentic, very tasty. Perfect for families. You'll struggle to find an Italian restaurant to match this gem.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

This traditional Italian restaurant is family owned and food is prepared with love and passion. Every item on the menu is sensational. Highly recommended!! We frequent this establishment regularly and have only had exceptional meals and service.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

Tasty authentic italian food.. the owner is very warm and friendly, makes you feel like you are part of the family.. pasta was amazing! Will definitely go back!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

This Italian family owned restaurant offers delicious, home made pasta, pizza and other Italian favourites... Let the ladies recommend something for you, they are true Italians who live food... it feels like you’re in mamma’s kitchen! And by the time you leave, you’ll know the...whole family. Definitely going again.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic, great vibe and awesomely yummy food! Works definitely recommend and will certainly be back! My bolognaise was delicious and unfortunately the tiramisu was sold out but the panacotta was yum! Look forward to our next visit!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere. Hands on management that engage with guests. Exceptional meals. Specials prepared fresh. Really an experience that is truly Italian.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 4 February 2020

The most authentic, perfect and homely Italian ristorante we have been to yet. The food is excellent and the service is an experience on its own. They are passionate about their food and they thrive by building a rapport with all their customers. I highly...recommend this ristorante, its value is unmatched.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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6 October 2018|
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Response from Shamita M | Property representative |
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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Apologies on delay on reply. I'm sure they would be ok with that.
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