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Cafe Picobella

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No 66 4th Avenue, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
482 4309
08:00 - 22:00
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Eaton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled in the suburb of Melville, Johannesburg, lives a family-run traditional trattoria with a divine menu, extensively packed with pastas, and pizzas as you may expect from an Italian restaurant but includes a huge number of choices of bruschettas, insalatas, and meat plates that pronounce the restaurant’s flair, creativity, and attention to excellence. Eating as I am trying to do... More 

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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Caught in between meetings? Rainy day ? Or just looking for a little gem? I have known Cafe Picobella since the day it opened and have always enjoyed the food and service levels. It's been awhile since I popped in ..I have enjoyed many a dinner, long boozy lunch and quick coffee meeting here. It's a rainy day in Joburg... More 

Thank Elsabe B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Picobella is a quaint restaurant in the heart of Melville, Johannesburg with a charming ambiance and fantastic menu. Our meal was most enjoyable, although the dessert portion was small for the price you pay. I would highly recommend a visit. A seat on the patio adds to the experience.

Thank jleone435
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We visited two nights in a row with friends and family. The food was good and the service friendly. I had Pizza on both nights and enjoyed them thoroughly. It is thin base style and they even offer various banting style bases too. It was within walking distance of our B&B and I would definitely come back again in future.

Thank R8979PFandrewe
Durban, South Africa
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The food was great, I had the Seafood Soup served with fresh bread. I found the service a bit slow seeing the restaurant was practically empty on a Sunday early evening. The waitress also seemed a bit uncertain about the menu. The menu with its delectable Italian dishes is enticing.

Thank pmoonsamy
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Me and my girlfriend had a great evening in this Melville restaurant. The food was excellent (as was the wine), the atmosphere warm and the service just wonderful. if you're looking for Italian food and a cosy place, this is it!

Thank Arno S
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Looking for something different like I always am then try Picobella in Melville. Excellent food and nice ambiance!

Thank Eben L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I have been many times at this Melville institution. The menu is now smaller but much nicer having shedded unpopular dishes. The pizzas are great I think the seafood pasta with spaghetti is tops. The seafood soup is great. So are the smoked salmon salad the chicken liver starter the rump the two chicken dishes. I like seafood but have... More 

Thank PhineasfoggduCap
Long Beach, California
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201 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We were vacationing and visiting our son and wife who live in Melville. They had eyed this restaurant and never visited. We were SO glad that we decided to go in. We were greeted warmly and sat inside the warm cozy, romantic restaurant. Very welcome as the night was chilly!!! Our waitron was so friendly and helpful. We enjoyed great... More 

Thank boloca
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I have always driven past this place wanting to visit...we ended up here on our way home as a spontaneous date night. All I can say is WOW...the place completely won me over it was like I walked into a dream. The candle light and cosy tables were dream like and the ambience was very romantic. I loved the decor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 66 4th Avenue, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: 482 4309

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