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La Cucina di Ciro

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43 Seventh Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2120, South Africa
+27 11 442 5187
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love his mix of interesting flavours and the setting is so lovely. but there was something missing for me in terms of service. You kind of feel like the "locals" who go often get extra special attention. Plus when you add up everything it was soooooo expensive and for me there are better options for the price.

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Thank sirensash
La_Cucina_di_Ciro, Owner at La Cucina di Ciro, responded to this review

Hi SirenSash Thank you for your remarks, but just a question from my side, I feel your pain about the expense of food these days, but unfortunately that's what we all have to live with here in South Africa with the increase of food. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Salmon evening for me - carpaccio starter and pan fried... WOW! Thank you Ciro - personal and memorable - as always not worth trying anywhere else.

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Thank Marc N
Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We went to La Cucina di Ciro on Saturday night 21st January with friends (so it was 4 of us). Our starters were great. 3 of us had the Red pepper / tomato (i think) soup which was very tasty. Had a bit of a kick but I would recommend it. When it came to the main dishes - both... More 

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Thank lnd_beale
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Our company headed out to this restaurant for our year end function 2016. What a gem!! We sat in our own area, rustic and airy and just delightful. The décor and ambience and the food completes this really good package! Ciro himself came to greet and assure himself that we were well looked after and I cannot find one thing... More 

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Thank katlo46
Johannesburg, South Africa
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Unlike some places which are slick but you just know someone has hired a chef, thinking to make a packet, the eponymous Ciro has been in the business for years, knows what he's doing and does it with aplomb and passion. He goes around to each and every table to tell you his specials. The restaurant is beautifully appointed, the... More 

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Thank Jill M
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The food is always excellent and always interesting. Chef-owner Ciro knows his stuff and frequently changes the menu (especially the 'specials') so that you're seldom bored for choice. His personal touch matters a lot though. When he is not there, the experience can be a little indifferent.

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Thank flashflash99
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Sat outside under the trees in spite of the Jacarandas dropping wet fodder on us. You could easily forget that you're in the middle of a busy road. The Gnocchi was amazing - not doused in so much sauce that it was lost. The lamb and salmon were also declared to be very good. Rounded off by a Dom Pedro.... More 

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Thank lorraine884
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The menu is fairly extensive and varied especially if you add the daily specials. Each dish is a unique experience and we were delighted with each different one we chose. The menu is really designed to explore tast sensations.

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Thank Mark B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Great meal at Cucina de Ciro in Parktown North last week ... fabulous butternut gnocchi, probably the best I have ever eaten. Followed by roast quail and roast duck. Quail was my favourite, but both were great. The only unsuccessful item was the side order of spinach which was overly garlicky. Good waiter, Mishak, and impressed to be able to... More 

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Thank Kitchen Sanity J
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were a party of eight people and celebrated a birthday on Saturday. With the number of people at the restaurant one can be sure that you will receive excellent food. It was buzzing with people. Our waiter, Bonny, was great in servicing the table and making some extra jokes! The food was divine and all was really fresh. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Seventh Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2120, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 442 5187
Description
In a society where everything is about the pace of modern living, sometimes we need to be reminded to take the time to enjoy one's food while sitting around a dinner table.

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