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PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$20
CUISINES
Italian, Steakhouse, International, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: Forti Grill & Bar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. What a find!
1. What a find!
"My friends and I had a wonderful evening at Forti bar and grill."
yvonnep286
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2. DIVINE WINE & DINE EXPERIENCE
2. DIVINE WINE & DINE EXPERIENCE
"dishes packed with explosive and exquisite tastes perfectly prepared"
Charissakok
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3. This is your FIRST Choice
3. This is your FIRST Choice
"the best is the personal interest from the Chef in what we would like"
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Reviewed 27 April 2021

We went there for an evening dinner - and was first stunned by the beautiful location. Then there was the most friendly service you can imagine - followed by wonderful food. My steak wasn't quite like I had wanted it - no problem: I was...given a new steak. "With pleasure!" Great hospitality - I shall surely be back!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Forti, Owner at Forti Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2021

Hi. Many thanks for your lovely words and sorry you had to wait for your steak. Kind regards Forti

Reviewed 27 March 2021 via mobile

I Booked via Tripadvisor a tabel for our 12 anniversary at Forti and after going through a lot of restaurants and their reviews I decided on Forti. Not because of the good reviews but the replies that Forti gave for good or bad reviews. Let’s...be honest, any chef worth his weight in gold will take the good and the bad reviews of his restaurant and appreciate the review or be brutally honest. I will rather go to a restaurant were the chef is honest and will stand by the dishes that he puts in front of his patrons and knows that every dish is made almost to perfection. I just want to thank Aubrey our waiter and Mark the manager on duty as well as Forti that made or anniversary a experience that we will not forget and will definitely return....More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Forti, Owner at Forti Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2021

Thank you for these very kind words and I am honoured that we were able to make your anniversary a very special occasion. And thank you for "getting" us and what we are about. Kind regards Forti

Reviewed 14 October 2020

My wife and I decided to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary at Forti Grill & Bar and we were not disappointed! From the personal whatsapp messages from Mr Mazzone, wishing us a happy anniversary to enquiring if his staff are treating us like VIP's in...his absence, the experience, ambiance, food and drinks was simply superb! The desert was a beautiful surprise to a perfect evening.... a plate of sweet treats with "Happy 25th Anniversary" written in chocolate sauce. Would I recommend Forti's? Absolutely!! Would I go again? No question!! Fine dining experience with options to suite most budgets. Great service with a homely feeling. Fortunato, my wife and I would like to thank you and your team for making our evening one to remember. Grazie Mille!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Forti, Owner at Forti Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was our honour to serve you.

Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

My wife and I went for a Friday evening treat, well we were treated to one of the worse meals we have ever had at a fine dining restaurant, I ordered a 450 gram T bone, what I got was nothing more than 300gram underaged,...off cut meat, the fat was lumpy and more fat that fillet, well there was no fillet, my wife’s fish had ice burn on the sides, tasteless and what appeared to have more sauce to hide the tasteless fish, the owner a person whom iv known, approached our situation with arrogance and confrontational, he did one thing correct, by telling me not to ever go back as I’m of lower class, one thing is for certain, i will never go back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?10  
Forti, Owner at Forti Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2020

I normally respond to reviews but your psychopathic behaviour in front of the whole restaurant gave you the response you deserved. Spontaneous applause from our diners as you left. I suggest you get some treatment. Your language and physical confrontation, loud filthy behaviour and your...More

Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

What a great experience. Linden was our waiter and a star but all staff were great. We had starters and plenty of drinks. Lamb kidneys and mussels were great along with the drinks and cheeseboard. Allround good experience.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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FortiMazzone, Owner at Forti Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2020

Many many thanks for your kind words. Lynden is indeed a star with a great personality. Our waiters are professionals that have followed this course as a career choice and are the best and most well paid in their field. It is always good feedback...More

Reviewed 13 August 2020 via mobile

We currently in Lockdown level 3 ,My hubby and I decided to try eating out we ended up in Times Square and I opted for Forti grill as I love there food and hope to taste everything on there menu in time lol ...We heard...that they won the competition for the Best Lobster Pizza in Africa it was a bit pricey but such creations deserve the applause !!!It was absolutely divine ,light and crispy and I could taste the seafood perfectly! It’s definitely worth every cent !!!! Forti Grill thank you for putting out such happiness at a time like this.We enjoyed dinner to the max !!!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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FortiMazzone, Owner at Forti Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2020

Dear Madam. Firstly thank you so much for your lovely review. I won the Global Pizza Challenge with the best overall pizza being the one you ate. It is called "oro del mare" and features a full Natal Rock lobster tail as well as prawns...More

Reviewed 10 August 2020 via mobile

This was my first restaurant outing since I returned to South Africa at the beginning of the lockdown at the end of March 2020. When a friend recommended this restaurant, I visited same promptly and loved the service, the willingness to please, lots of choices...on their menu to cater for many tastes,magnificent food and relaxed atmosphere and great ambience. They need to cater more though for wheat and gluten free allergies and increase their knowledge of same.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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FortiMazzone, Owner at Forti Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2020

Hi Mthunzi. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I do make gluten free pasta dishes and I have gluten free pizza bases. They are both indicated on my menu. Please come again ask for me in person and I...More

Reviewed 9 August 2020 via mobile

Last night we went to Forte restaurant for the 36th wedding anniversary of my parents. Was just 3 of us.. The food was absolutely brilliant, had the ribeye, sole and prawns.. Everything from the french fries to the mushroom sauce accompaniments was outstanding. The establishment...was at a good capacity and we still got top notch service. Thanks to Mr. Forte, the manager and wait staff.. I would recommend to anyone and for a real italian experience, I believe this maybe top 3 restaurants in the country.. Regards Yashin BhagwandassMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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FortiMazzone, Owner at Forti Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2020

Dear Yashin. Your words are so welcome at this tough time of COVID and it was an honour to host you on such an exceptional occasion. Thank you for taking the time to review us and always be certain that your family will always be...More

Reviewed 5 July 2020

Ordered the fillet for 4, what a meal.... pick up was made easy at the entrance by the awesome staff who made it easy to settle the bill with a portable pay point. Meal was served to perfection with a awesome bottle of red wine....A must for anyone looking for super quality take away food at really good pricing with exceptional service. Keep it up Forti, as always delicious!!!!! Johnny Pinheiro & CoMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Forti, Owner at Forti Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2020

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We love feeding the Pinheiro family and hope to do so for many years to come. Kind regards Forti

Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Food was watery, mentioned this to the waiter who became defensive and rude instead of offering a solution or apologizing. We paid and left. In a country like South Africa where there are high rates of gender based violence cases the last thing any female...needs is to dine at a restaurant where male waiters are rude and sexist. After emailing management, they proceeded to tell me that “I have in all my 34 years in the industry never received a complaint of this nature.” Again, no acknowledgement or accountability of their staffs crazy behavior. Wouldn’t return or recommend it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Forti, Owner at Forti Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2020

Madame, I exchanged two emails with you and even went back to review my staff behaviour on the cameras. You ordered a beef Carpaccio and complained it was watery. My manager Richard (not the waiter - we do have black management in South Africa) came...More

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FredG1766
18 November 2017|
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Response from Forti | Property representative |
Hi. If you had asked me as the owner I would have happily assisted you in this regard. We have a terrace menu where everything ranges from R70 to R100 with burgers, steakrolls, fish and chips and spaghetti Bolognaise. All... More
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I am sure if you chat to the chef/owner they will be more than accommodating.
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Forti Grill & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4