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Illovo Mastrantonio

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3 Rivonia Road | Shop 5c, Illovo Square, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 268 6754
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12:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Apparently locally this is regarded as an excellent Italian restaurant but if you have ever travelled to Italy, you will be disappointed. During our meal we saw someone who was probably the owner/manager and is Italian talking to the patrons which means there is someone with knowledge of real Italian food around. I have lived in Italy for 20 years... More 

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Thank Marco D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday night dinner with friends . Mastra always a good choice . We fond service good and menu with enough variety. I feel a bit pricey and pasta portions a bit small .The taste and presentation great . A good night out .

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Thank AlanMendy
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit. The restaurant has excellent ambience and exceptional service. The Italian owner is always around. The staff know all the specials. Food is very very good. We had a lot of starters which came quickly and were all very fresh. The Aubergine bake was particularly good. Very good wine selection. It is always buzzing and you... More 

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Thank Pingvs1285
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first visit to this trendy eatery and definitely not the last. Food is excellent, well prepared and the wine list is versatile There's something for every body. The servers are friendly and professional and the owner Paolo is attentive to his patrons needs. 5 Star establishment well worth a visit.

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Thank Amarok2
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317 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants! Food, service and atmosphere always good. What more can you ask for? My husband loves the livers, I like loads of the dishes served from pastas to fish to chicken!

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Thank Joy M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely time with my family. Food was very nice and good ambience. Service was a little slow, I suppose because there were many customers. On the whole we enjoyed it.

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Thank HitenN
Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Situated in Illovo Square in Sandton - the restaurant is designed to make the best use of wonderful weather. The food is always good, and even during the week was fairly full over lunch time.

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Thank batier2016
Tel Aviv, Israel
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It wasn't me certifying it a good Italian restaurant. It was the Italian company I was with. One dish stood out - Zucchini based pasta. No carbohydrates for those watching it. Nicely presented. Delicious. Service by Percy was attentive & courteous

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Thank ZvikaGl
Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was my first visit in over a year. But when I called to make a reservation I had a unpleasant exchange with Priscilla who absolutely refuses to use the word "please" when asking (demanding) for details, and her pleasant but clueless manager Jane. No on else around to help. Fortunately the lunch itself was nice with an al dente... More 

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Thank NicktheNomad
Johannesburg, South Africa
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have visited Mastrantonio since the beginning, more off than on lately. The decor has remained pleasant, the staff attentive, but no manager in sight (Christmas period, the owners are gone away, which is the problem) The starters were delicious and well prepared, nice simple presentation. We were told to the specials and decided on the veal chops and calf's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Rivonia Road | Shop 5c, Illovo Square, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 6754

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