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El Dente Ristorante & Pizzeria

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103 Club Avenue | Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
+27 12 460 9686
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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La Linea de la Concepcion, Spain
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this establishment highlights the superior cuisine and service. Nestled in the leafy and picturesque eastern suburbs, El Dente offers a gem of an meal experience. The menu caters for a wide variety of excellent options, amongst others, a specific quality, available for meat lovers. The mushroom source Fillet Steak is to die for, beautifully complemented by the masterful... More 

1 Thank soulmant
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Thank you for providing a romantic and enjoyable evening. Lovely music on the evening with a delightful food menu. Affordable and quality. Will surely visit again

1 Thank Rone v
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I went here for family lunch, very peaceful and the food was divine! Prices are reasonable, I recommend this restaurant!

Thank SATravelworld
Pretoria, South Africa
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We visited on Saturday evening with friends. Very nice welcome by managers and staff. Weather was a bit unpredictable but manager moved us inside and outside until we were comfortable. The food was delicious and I can recommend the baby chicken and chicken schnitzels. We spent a lovely 3 hours in this restaurant. The staff treat you like family. We... More 

1 Thank Gerrie M
Windhoek, Namibia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I've dined at El Dente 2 x now and each time it was simply enjoyable. The ambiance is great, service with a smile, food great. It is not that large and perfect for an evening with partner, family or groups as you'd not be drowned by too many people trying to talk over the noise!!! Could play a bit more... More 

Thank Gerhard M
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Last minute booking but they found space for us with a good table. An excellent steak cooked as requested. Attentive staff but not overpowering. Very well priced.

Thank Alan P
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Some of the best pizzas in town in a relaxing atmosphere. Prices well within budget and worth every cent.

Thank sach70
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129 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The starters were tasty and the fillet was excellent, veggie porting was very limited and not up to the standard of the rest of the meal. Good wine selection. This restaurant although pricy is not a disappointing experience. Service was good.

Thank Hilton J
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Although the adjacent restaurant, Ritrovo, may seem classier from the outside, the food and service at Al Dente is far superior. We ate at both during our stay and Al Dente wins hands down. We ate twice here on the same day, lunch and dinner. The pastas and salads are excellent at lunchtime and the fillet steak was superb at... More 

1 Thank swindphi
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

This unpretentious little Italian restaurant is an excellent option if you're not looking to splurge at Ritrovo nearby, as their food is delicious and very reasonably priced. (So too the small selection of wines.) Try their aubergine cannelloni stuffed with ricotta and baked in tomato sauce, as well as their Gorgonzola and walnut gnocchi ... A very pleasant and appetising... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Club Avenue | Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 460 9686
Telephone: +27 (0)12 460 9686Excellent restaurant, well worth listing See:http://www.eatout.co.za/Restaurants/3641/Pretoria/Pizzas-Italian/Al-Dente-Ristorante-and-Pizzeria-Pretoria

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