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21 Ray Paul Drive | La Lucia, Durban 4065, South Africa
+27 31 572 5559
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Durban
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 4 of us had the most wonderful lunch, it spanned the whole menu and we were not disappointed with the food and service. I particularly enjoyed the Octopus starter which is not readily available at restaurants in Durban, both in quality and quantity. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Thank glennmozambique
Durban South Africa
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272 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place can blow hot and cold. We had a hot night! The service and food were excellent and tasty.Good Italian fare in a congenial atmosphere.

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Thank Peter F
Liverpool,UK
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Our evening was marred by a confrontational and rather unpleasant manageress who challenged us as to why we could not sit under a dripping air on unit! A poor start to the evening. Our waitress though was brilliant and so pleasant. The food was pretty average . Focaccia bread was nothing more than crisped up and floury in taste. Perhaps... More 

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Thank huitres
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I reckon this is the best Italian restaurant in Durban. The Melanzana Rosti is out of this world, don't forget to order this when you next visit Al Firenze. We also had chicken and fish and everyone raved about their food. I'm a regular so I know what to expect but my party had guests from out of town and... More 

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Thank RonnieDBN
Oxford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Six of us had a table on the terrace which was quite nice, given that the place was full and noisy (we wanted to have some conversation). Service was good, although at the end of the evening it took some time to get the bill. It's a nicely varied menu. My own starter, the Avocado Gamberi (a traditional avocado ritz)... More 

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Thank Ian220451
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was a birthday lunch and my first visit. I found the restaurant décor to be fun and fresh looking and commercially Italian. There was a lovely breeze blowing and we sat near the open front - very pleasant. I ordered the octopus special, I found my first few mouthfuls to be very oily and the taste of olives really... More 

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Thank Mishdawg
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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237 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The restaurant struggled to service our table efficiently - the place was humming. Besides the "heat" caused by the almost full restaurant, the interior of the venue can be quite hot. Terrace seating is preferable. Ok, back to the food: the steamed mussels just did not seem freshly cooked; the calamari was very average; both dishes not large portions. No... More 

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Thank capeintl
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Tucked away in a back street, you do not stumble across this restaurant accidentally. The food though makes it a popular choice and for good reasons. We had the Caprese salad followed by spaghetti meatballs which were very tasty and juicy. Strangely the tiramisu was perhaps the weaker dish with far too much cream which was drawing the otherwise well... More 

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Thank JayAimDee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Always the best, home food away from home. The best meals are the ones not on the menu card. Ask Tony or Gena to share the secret menu....

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Thank manoghm
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We had not booked and arrived to a full restuarant but were immediately seated and the service from our waiter was great! The pizzas we had from the authentic pizza oven were world class!! the atmosphere is special and one gets to experience a great atmosphere !

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Thank Andre L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Ray Paul Drive | La Lucia, Durban 4065, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 572 5559

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