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Villa San Giovanni

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Wonderboom Airport | Main Terminal, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 543 0501
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:30 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:30 - 22:00
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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a splendid breakfast buffet at Villa San Gionvanni. Die food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and always nearby should we need anything. There is a playpark for kids and you can keep an eye on them from your table. A big thumbs up for VSG.

Thank Lynette V
Pretoria, South Africa
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been back quite a few times with the family or on my own and even took the family for my mothers birthday party. Good food, great service.

Thank Awethu_International
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We recently had supper at Villa San Giovanni, their Pizza's were rated as one of the 10 Best Pizza's in Pretoria. Not so, it was soggy tasteless thing, The base was not the standard tomato base but a tomato and onion sauce from a tin. No spices and tasteless filling. Definitely not worth another visit.

Thank Stuart L
Tonnie692015, Owner at Villa San Giovanni, responded to this review

Dear Stuart Thank you for the review, It's unfortunate that you had such a bad experience, we however do pride ourselves in what we do and have never used tin tomatoes on a pizza or a pasta at Villa San Giovanni since we opened our doors in 1980, we always make our open napoletana sauce from scratch! Not sure which... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed spending valentine's day at Giovanni. 4 course meal were served with wine pairing...if you wanted u could include a helicopter ride. Thank you for excellent food and service.

Thank eelehb
Tonnie692015, Owner at Villa San Giovanni, responded to this review

Thank you! We so happy you had a great time! See you soon. More 

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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We visited one Saturday evening after a rather busy day. Drinks and food were priced in the midrange and the service was fast (including the food and drinks). The food still tastes great (a couple of days later). Although we visited after sunset, this is definitely a must see during the day. Note :Airport parking is limited and the there... More 

Thank Pieter B
Tonnie692015, Owner at Villa San Giovanni, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We booked for the fine dining restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised by the ambience, the service and the food. We were expecting a typical pizzeria but this was far better. I would highly recommend the Osso Bucco.

Thank fsx276e
Tonnie692015, Owner at Villa San Giovanni, responded to this review

Thank you ! More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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203 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

What a great place to go for a few hours. The restaurant is right next to the parkway with only a glass wall separating one from the parkway. The service is great and the food just as good. we had a lamb shank and an oxtail. Both were most tasty and full of flavor. The waiter named pardon was exceptionally... More 

Thank hendrix2015
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Off the beaten track is most likely how one would describe this establishment at the Wonderboom Airport. It is in operation for decades and offers well prepared food in a wonderfully decorated restaurant with a cosy and relaxed feel to it. They have a comprehensive wine list, well trained staff and the cherry on top: live music over weekends. Not... More 

Thank Helena5731969
Simon's Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Flying with SA Airlink's very convenient Cape Town to Wonderboom (Pretoria), spending three days in Pretoria, it made perfect sense to stay over at Villa San Giovanni. Being an aircraft fanatic helped! The very spavious, modern, cleanand sterile room perched on the second floor overlooking the airport apron. Imagine being woken at 06:00am every morning by the APU of the... More 

Thank leonsteyn70
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I ordered a light lunch prior to catching a flight. A simple order for calamari took about 40 mins. When the dish arrived it smelled of fish and after one bite I stopped eating as it tasted bad and the textures were mushy. Service was so slow that it would not have been possible to order another dish. The waitress... More 

Thank Bella L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wonderboom Airport | Main Terminal, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 543 0501

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