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Italian, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 13 April 2024 via mobile

The most amazing fresh foods you’ll get anywhere. Good food takes a little time to prepare! As good as the best anywhere.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2021

Very nice pizzas. Whatever toppings you like, the pizza base is what is most important. I personally love their Calzones but the open pizzas as well. Nice service.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

I love this restaurant... The ambiance is lovely, you can have a romantic dinner with your partner or just chilled dinner with friends. The food is delicious and I absolutely love the pizzas! The chicken livers are by far the best in Nelspruit!!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 February 2020

Always the best pizza in Mbombela and worth the wait. The service could be sharper but the pizza makes up for the warm beer.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

I had the beef carpaccio which was good, but not as good as my main which was prawn and crab linguine with a creamy tomatoe sauce. The chef professes to be able to cook over 200 types of pasta dishes so try test hi.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 28 April 2019

This is the first visit we have had to this Italian restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Three out of the four of us had lasagnes and they were excellent. Tasty and plenty of food. Very attentive waitress too so service was very good. Will definitely...return.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Very poor service, we booked a table and placed our orders but when we arrived nothing was ready for us, we even had to ask for menus as they did not give us some. Apart from that the food was delivered before some of us...recieved our drinks. In general the food was good but service very poor.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Iam writing this review with the thought to encourage the owners not to loose sight of the passion they have that has created this little gem of a place but to get it into there staff. The food flavors are superb the basic Italian layout...classic, the service “Notta that good” waiters making there own drinks for tables slows things down and they need to speak more “ up the vibe”. The kitchen I would say needs some organizing 1hr on a pizza is too long. And the smoking section outside door blows all back in not that good. Other then that I would recommend this place to anyone as the menu I found really enjoyable and good Italian choices!!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Conveniently located close to several shops and parking this place serves great Italian dishes. Love your pizzas! Dance classes every Friday.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We were a company of five and had a variety of dishes - the Piza was great, the Gnocchi was superbly made, and the T-bone was amazing !!! We were looking for a steakhouse and did not expect much of steaks in an Italian restaurant...but it was probably the best T-bone we had in SA. In addition the service was very personal, all our inquiries were answered with a smile and a personal touch, the owner and the Chef came to help us chose the suitable dishes to answer everyone’s wishes. Well done Stefano!!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Tasteless pizza dough with sub standard fillings. Poor service and and lack of management make this Italian Restaurant a sure miss!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

The food at this restaurant was the best I had after traveling around South Africa for 3 1/2 weeks. The owners and staff were very welcoming and went out of their way to take care of me. I stopped in for lunch and came back...for dinner. The owner also shared how they still apply the traditional way of preparing Italian food in their practice and the fact that this type of food preparation is becoming a lost art. I had the Mozembique chicken for lunch and will never forget the taste of this dish. Thank you for your hospitality towards a weary traveler.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I have eaten a lot of authentic Italian food including eating our way through Italy, so this review is based on knowing what Italian food tastes and looks like. I ordered the Caprese Salad to start (a half portion) firstly the size even for a...half portion was tiny. The tomato was huge cut chunks of it with the smallest mozzarella ball I have ever seen and and it was soaked in a plate full of vinegar with hardly any olive oil. That all for about R40. I then had the half portion of the gorgonzola gnocchi, the gnocchi was nice but the sauce was substandard and I could tell a poor quality blue cheese versus gorgonzola was used.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Didn’t expect to find such a brilliant pizza place in Nelspruit, never mind such an authentic italian. We arrived just before closing time but they were happy to serve us and stay open. The pizza was brilliant, lovely stonebaked crispy base with perfectly balanced toppings....The quality was second to none. Carbonara was light and fresh and was clearly made with quality ingredients. Thank you so much for sharing your heritage with us. This is definitely a taste of the real Italy in Africa!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

very good food and excellent service.the owner made us feel like we were regulars. If we ever return from the usa we will definitely eat here again

Date of visit: February 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5