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The Mad Italian

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66 Adelaide Tambo Avenue | Durban North, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 573 2938
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
Mon - Wed 18:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Staying in North Durban within walking distance of this shopping area and The Mad Italian was recommended to us. We have family living in Rome and eat Italian meals regularly. We were very happy with all the meals, pasta, risotto, steak and fish that we had on three occasions but realised that the service could be a bit erratic. The... More 

Thank Lesley B
Durban, South Africa
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Made a reservation for dinner on friday night. Arrived on time and were shown to our table. We were not not given menus and no drinks order taken. After being ignored for 10 min we left , We walked over the road to Kung Thai where we received excellent service and had a great meal. Have been to Mad italian... More 

Thank Daverab66
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266 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Have not been to this restaurant for a few years and the quality of the food has not changed at all, still very good. Nice atmosphere with the waiter who served us being friendly and efficient. Free parking close by with car guard in attendance. My meal was ravioli with spinach served with butternut source which was excellent.On the walls... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in on Sunday night after a long drive from Joburg. Matt was our waiter and we had a fantastic evening! Food was perfect and service was impeccable! We will go back. Best steak in Durban...! Good selection of food and drinks, not huge but big enough... 5 stars....

Thank Mark W
Durban, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We come here often and without fail because of the outstanding quality and taste of the pizzas and pastas. Great waitrons too and good service!

Thank abiglover93
Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The fittings and fixtures in this restaurant are somewhat plain, but the food is consistently amazing , the portions are large and are good value for money . If you are in Durban North and want a very good Italian meal , this is the place to go

Thank Brian M
1 review
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Probably the best and most positive atmosphere I have experienced when entering a restaurant, from clients as well as staff. Awesome. Can not wait for the next visit.

Thank Willem M
Durban, South Africa
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350 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Certainly not happy here – I booked in the afternoon – asked for 6.30 was told 7.00 – what I was not told was where I was sitting – you have to understand this is a cosy Italian style restaurant inside – attached to the front is a cold and draughty plastic tent, the only resemblance to Italian being the... More 

Thank GDay1044
Durban, South Africa
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Peri peri chicken. Good pizzas, and a cosy atmosphere. We always return, which must say something. Their pizzas are great and pastas just as good.

Thank Zelda D
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We saw this place many times when passing through the area. Thought is looked good, so one lazy night, my sister, husband and I decided to try it out. The decor was fun and cozy. We had pizza for a starter and it was good. For our mains, I had chicken with pasta and my sister a pasta dish and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Adelaide Tambo Avenue | Durban North, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 573 2938
Reviewed on Google and others. Always busy this Trattoria / restaurant. Don't forget to book to avoid disappointment!

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