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Allora Restaurant

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Cnr Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive | Shop #1, 24 Central, Sandton, South Africa
+27 11 784 2152
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Ozzie Traveller
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a good Italian experience. Alloa provided just that. Comprehensive menu complimented with a diverse wine list. Service very good.

Thank Ozzie149
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The restaurant is beautiful, the manager was very well informed and helpful. My boyfriend and I are vegans and so we have the continuous question of whether or not food has dairy in it. The waiter had no knowledge of this, telling me pesto has cremora in it. Eventually I asked the manager and he assisted in telling us which... More 

Thank kirsten875
Johannesburg, South Africa
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This restaurant is surrounded by numerous financial institutions in Sandton. I had lunch here with two financial mathematicians. The restaurant was very busy with a businesslike atmosphere. The staff were efficient, helpful and friendly. Italian type dishes were on offer on the menu and the wine list was extensive. Our pasta dishes were excellent and I will definitely return, but... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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411 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We took a client for a late lunch and popped in to Allora which is close to our office. I have not been for a while and was again impressed by the food and service. It has a great seating area on the wooden deck. The pasta was superb. Good wine selection. Our overseas guest enjoyed the prawns and risotto.... More 

Thank Beechman1
Tzaneen, South Africa
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Lunch for 3. Atypical of an authentic Italian restaurant.Sweet buns. Pre- cooked vegetables . Snapper fresh but overcooked.Mediocre service. Not convincing.

Thank aldor737
Bangkok, Thailand
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A limited menu with most dishes being "fusion" as opposed to traditional Italian fare. The food was pleasant, the wine good and, the service attentive and knowledgeable. If you are going for something you recognise then, this isn't the place. if you fancy something alternative then - give it a try. Certainly nicely laid out inside and, no complaints but...... More 

Thank WalkingPoint
Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Have been here umpteen times over the last 8 years. The standard is still high, have some really great menu items like the Moscovita pasta and occasionally superb venison steaks (depending on availability). The welcome is always great, feels like the owners take a lot of pride in their place. The prices had a big kick up about 2 or... More 

Thank MartinP1974
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Went here with business colleagues. Not very busy for a Thursday evening. We shared the antipasto which was nice. I had one of the specials - sesame coated salmon. The salmon was delicious, although there was no sign of sesame seeds! A colleague had the herb encrusted steak; unfortunately the steak was a bit tough and it looked like it... More 

Thank Stephen H
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Wonderful service, lovely atmosphere and delicious food. I had the lamb shank and found the portion of the mash to be a little to small and did not enjoy the al dente vegetables. Apparently that is how people like it. Perhaps they could ask how someone wants the vegetables in future. My partner had the veal which was delicious.

Thank secreyme1
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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343 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Feb 13 dinner: An impromptu dinner since no mood to cook. Since was at Wolfpack few days back, decided to come here for some Italian food. The place is quite big - inside as well as outside. They have a nice wine selection. If you sit inside, one can see where they make the wood fired pizza. We were not... More 

Thank Maulin_Parekh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Grill, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive | Shop #1, 24 Central, Sandton, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 784 2152

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?