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Italian, Pizza
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Argubly the worst dining experience ever!! Terrible food, bad service and an overall bad experience!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 17 February 2022

Booked this place as I pass it often and it looked appealing and the reviews here are generally good. Being valentine's day it was busy and had a fixed menu. I am always nervous when good restaurants don't offer al-la-carte on specific days. It was...pretty packed, we arrived to find our table in the far rear corner, it was fine, except I asked for a terrace table. Service was pretty efficient although a little slow and it seemed they had few staff for a busy night. Ordered starters, me, mussels, very good, tasty soup-like dish, wife, salmon, also OK, daughter a rather unusual bruschetta with avo... For the mains I had chicken, cooked well but buried in a rough chopped tomato sauce, so much it overwhelmed the dish and was not delicate. Daughter had fish which was OK. Wife had pasta dish, very overcooked almost mushy. She did not eat it, and sent it back, the manager came and explained that was how his guests preferred it. Somewhat odd, as al-dente is the norm in a proper italian resto. He did offer limoncello which was good. The wine list was very limited, and the wine we chose (as reasonable Chardonnay) was not especially good, seemed it had been warmed too often. Anyway, we will try again, on a "normal" day.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 12 November 2020

I have visited many times, both for lunch and dinner.. Great restaurant. Both the food and the atmosphere are superb.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2020

Mediocre veal marsala, poorly presented; not authentic. Impatient service. This echoes someone’s review of March 19. Will not be returning

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2019

A couple of friends they took me do dinner to Lambruscos. The food is EXCELENT, the service it's very good. The restaurant its very cozy. I will be back for sure. Best regards Paula.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 September 2019

Lambrucos in Northcliff, Johannesburg would have to be one of the best dining experiences we had during our South Africa Trip. Family owned and operated Raffaele and his Family presented an authenic & comprehensive menu of traditional foods supported by an extensive beverage list. Highly...recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

We go to Lambrusco's just got the pizza's. They have a traditional wood fired oven and their pizza's are the best in town! They have a traditional medium thick base with flavoursome generous toppings. If you like traditional then you have to go for the...Napolitana - the anchovies, capers and olives are delicious!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 12 August 2019

The ambiance is warm and welcoming, the food is delicious and the service excellent. The menu has something for everyone as does the wine list. You won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 24 June 2019

Had lunch with a friend at this quint Italian restaurant. On a cold day a lovely atmosphere was created by the wood fire pizza oven. The music playing was nostalgic and the white and black table cloths added to the Italian feel. Our waiter was...very attentive and the owner oversaw the dishes and service. We ordered the red house wine and at R96 it was good value for money. I had the seafood pasta. Pricey at R220 but worth every cent. Succulent perfectly cooked prawns, an abundance of mussels and tender calamari strips served with spaghetti in a beautiful sauce with fresh tomatoes. It was a huge portion but I ate the last morsel. I saw pizzas being served and the toppings looked plentiful and delicious. My friend had the Melanzane Parmigiana and she was not impressed with the portion size for the prize. At least dessert made up for it. A cosy pleasant eatery that I will visit again.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 16 May 2019

Despite being right on the parking lot, Lambrusco's manages to create a cosy (though hot, if you are close to the pizza oven!) atmosphere, with personal attention from the owner. The staff are friendly and competent. I would choose carefully off the menu, as some...meals are tasty and others, just OK. I had the fish, done uniquely in the pizza oven, which made it succulent with crispy edges. What was lacking was stronger seasoning or a sauce of some kind. The veggies were bland. My friends enjoyed their pasta dish and meat dish. Quite pricey, though, comparative to similar restaurants, even those in more affluent areas. Nevertheless, there is clearly a loyal following of regulars.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Lambrusco's Italian Dining is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5