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Illovo Mastrantonio

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3 Rivonia Road | Shop 5c, Illovo Square, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 268 6754
12:00 - 23:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in Illovo Square in Sandton - the restaurant is designed to make the best use of wonderful weather. The food is always good, and even during the week was fairly full over lunch time.

Thank batier2016
Tel Aviv, Israel
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It wasn't me certifying it a good Italian restaurant. It was the Italian company I was with. One dish stood out - Zucchini based pasta. No carbohydrates for those watching it. Nicely presented. Delicious. Service by Percy was attentive & courteous

Thank ZvikaGl
Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was my first visit in over a year. But when I called to make a reservation I had a unpleasant exchange with Priscilla who absolutely refuses to use the word "please" when asking (demanding) for details, and her pleasant but clueless manager Jane. No on else around to help. Fortunately the lunch itself was nice with an al dente... More 

Thank NicktheNomad
Johannesburg, South Africa
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have visited Mastrantonio since the beginning, more off than on lately. The decor has remained pleasant, the staff attentive, but no manager in sight (Christmas period, the owners are gone away, which is the problem) The starters were delicious and well prepared, nice simple presentation. We were told to the specials and decided on the veal chops and calf's... More 

Thank VivaKermit1
Johannesburg, South Africa
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We recently discovered this good Italian eatery. The food was really good, the service was fast and friendly. There is much to choose from. We had the porcini risotto, pasta with italian sausage & the ribs. Everything was very tasty, but the ribs were the winner. The complimentary bread basket was a nice touch, and the flat bread was very,... More 

Thank ivabella
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308 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Mastrantonio has delivered time and time again. It's great Italian dinning with a full menu of your favorite pasta choices. We enjoyed a quick meal with friends and all enjoyed the quality of food . Try the pasta with claims , or the veal lemon The personalized service by the owners is also the recipe for this restaurants success.

Thank EONJoburg
Franschhoek, South Africa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had business lunch and enjoyed a good meal. The return is conveniently located. The food was good and good service too.

Thank GordonFrz
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went by as my friend lives in the area and said it's been around forever. Calamari starter was lovely, big portion which was well received as I was starving. My pasta main Penne Salmone was cooked al dente and again very generous portion. Service great. It's not mind blowing or life changing but good solid Italian in a very warm... More 

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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Birthday dinner which was perfect all round - ambience, service and food! Having owned and operated a number of establishments in Johannesburg for more ham 20 years I am aware of the mark up on some red wines, but in this particular instance (ordered by my daughter who probably never even noticed the S/P), pricing was way "over the top."... More 

Thank Geoff W
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had always had good experiences at Mastrantonio in the past. I ate there last week. The sole on special was very waterlogged and raw on the inside. It had obviously been frozen and not properly thawed before cooking.

Thank B F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Rivonia Road | Shop 5c, Illovo Square, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 6754

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