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Post Office Centre 30 Rudd Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 268 1370
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“gamberi” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Post Office Centre 30 Rudd Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Assagi has come a long way - from previous celebrated owner to present (?)owner. I find the menu and service and less than comfortable setting the same - acceptable if the food is good - but with food being prepared in a 'slap dash' manner,...More

Thank philipinlondon2017
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try out Assaggi again as we hadn’t been for a good few years and we were highly disappointed! Although one gets decent sized portions the food was drenched in oil which was disgusting and made us feel quite ill.......More

Thank Juanita C
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Always reliable to produce great food. The open kitchen is a treat and the zucchini chips are an absolute must! Does not cater for typical cheap kids food - if that's what you're after. Ask for a table inside in the winter. The passage get...More

1  Thank Lizelle V
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Great meal , great services, outside parking Magnificent Zuccinis . Lovely food Need to book Highly recommended

Thank ebryer
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A simply delicious dinner. We were +/- 20 people, Assaggi accommodated us easily. The service was quick. The restaurant was cosy and warm even though its slightly open. Melanzane and Pasta was amazing. All dishes shared came in separate servings which was great. Even my...More

Thank Trisha G
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Whew! Assaggi must be the restaurant that attracts the most diverse reviews of any restaurant I have been to. Its also the only Italian restaurant that I have ever been to that does not sell pizza which I find amazing. So here is my input...More

1  Thank Adrian A
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Good food bad service and no aircon plus noisy would recommend they train their waiters and do something about the noise levels

Thank Padraig_JHB
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

You wanna go somewhere nice for dinner? This is the place to come, the food here is so damn good like it's not even funny, from starters, mains, to dessert. Honestly worth going to, especially for dinner.

Thank kits0s
Reviewed 5 February 2017

now overpriced, poor service. food average. there are several better italian restaurants now in Johannesburg. pity, once upon a time i was a regular and it was great

1  Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I was appalled by this restaurant. The service is close to the lowest possible level of mediocrity. Menus came 15 minutes after being finally seated. Wine came 20 mins later. Decent starters, although when faced to an order of "antipasti misti" of cold meats AND...More

3  Thank Cris F
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Post Office Centre 30 Rudd Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 1370
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Assaggi Illovo is under new management and ownership it is back to its original state. Assaggi's original menu is back along with of our traditional authentic dishes. Talented and adored Head chef Luca Toni is back in the kitchen full of passion and generosity which shows in his food he serves.
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