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La Cucina di Ciro

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43 Seventh Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2120, South Africa
+27 11 442 5187
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a large group of 20 patrons, some of Italian decent. The menu testified of a keen and able chef. The food more than lived up to expectation. I highly recommend the duck with black cherry sauce. The seafood pasta got rave reviews all round. The young men declared the steaks with a mustard crust 5 star. A variety... More 

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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What use to be one of my favorite restaurants has now fallen out of grace, food quality was poor, steak over cooked, unappetizing sauce, ice cream melted on dessert, with little or no focus on presentation of the food

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Thank globalcitzen
Benoni, South Africa
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit and we were blown away by this restaurant! The staff were excellent; very attentive and professional. Congrats to whoever trained them. The food isn't your typical Italian trattoria, but is more upmarket. I had the wild boar carpaccio followed by the special sirloin. My wife had the pear and gorgonzola salad, followed by the duck. All of... More 

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Thank martinuksa
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I ordered a rissoto which was average and a caparinha drink which was small and very overpriced. Beautiful setting inside but I was ushered outside which I didn't mind but every time a car would drive in a wave of dust from the gravel and stone in the parking lot would land on me and my beautifully presented dish. Very... More 

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Thank shivanis595
Johannesburg
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Our good friend Cosmo always takes his good friends to Ciro's for special celebrations and we are never disappointed. Once you have negotiated the busy road and parking, the restaurant is a joy to the eye and the palate. Ciro is a fine host and is humorous and knowledgeable about the food and wine. The specials are always really "special"... More 

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Thank PaulDJohannesburg
johannesburg
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The dishes are very expensive. You order veal and you have to pay extra for potatoes and for vegetables. My veal was not refined it was like a schnitzel swimming in melted butter .wines are overpriced not a nice experience. Owner not very friendly.

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Thank Leilaleka
south africa
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I absolutely love his mix of interesting flavours and the setting is so lovely. but there was something missing for me in terms of service. You kind of feel like the "locals" who go often get extra special attention. Plus when you add up everything it was soooooo expensive and for me there are better options for the price.

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Thank sirensash
La_Cucina_di_Ciro, Owner at La Cucina di Ciro, responded to this review

Hi SirenSash Thank you for your remarks, but just a question from my side, I feel your pain about the expense of food these days, but unfortunately that's what we all have to live with here in South Africa with the increase of food. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Salmon evening for me - carpaccio starter and pan fried... WOW! Thank you Ciro - personal and memorable - as always not worth trying anywhere else.

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Thank Marc N
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

We went to La Cucina di Ciro on Saturday night 21st January with friends (so it was 4 of us). Our starters were great. 3 of us had the Red pepper / tomato (i think) soup which was very tasty. Had a bit of a kick but I would recommend it. When it came to the main dishes - both... More 

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Thank lnd_beale
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Our company headed out to this restaurant for our year end function 2016. What a gem!! We sat in our own area, rustic and airy and just delightful. The décor and ambience and the food completes this really good package! Ciro himself came to greet and assure himself that we were well looked after and I cannot find one thing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Seventh Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2120, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 442 5187
Description
In a society where everything is about the pace of modern living, sometimes we need to be reminded to take the time to enjoy one's food while sitting around a dinner table.

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