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Lambrusco's Italian Dining

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Shop 5 & 6 Fir Drive | Northcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 431 0591
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:30
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17:00 - 21:30
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Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an easy lunch with a friend. Superb food, service and ambience. Definitely highly recommended and worth a return visit.

Thank ZuZanna B
Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

How sad a high end Italian restaurant like this only offers 'Unbelievable ' wine by the glass which is unbelievably bad and unbelievably only R29.00 a bottle in Ultra Liquors.

Thank Sally C
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

One of the best Italian restaurants in South Africa. For years Cortina was regarded as the finest, and here it is a different name, but same family. The owner works in the kitchen and as you enter you can smell the fabulous aromas.

Thank Thomas S
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Lambrusco's is a typical Italian vibey but not loud family restaurant, even with a checkered table cloths. The ravioli is freshly made on site, a highly recommended dish.

Thank Clemoli4
Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I have sampled most of the dishes on the menu and cannot fault one.If you are a seafood lover and like pizza, then ask Ralph for his ''special" seafood pizza. It aint cheap as pizza's go, but it is absolute heaven. It has to be requested though, and must not be mistaken with the seafood pizza on the menu. The... More 

Thank strooh808
South Africa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is an Italian restaurant that has more than just pizza and pasta. The seafood pasta is not necessarily on the menu but worth asking for. Italian wine is also on offer and at a reasonable price. The ambience is warm and buzzy, but not noisy. The owner is usually on hand and will sometimes take your order himself. Very... More 

Thank sbm007363
1 review
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Was completely shocked at the way my complaint was dealt with. The owner was so rude and kept on interrupting me and was extremely argumentative. I did a take away order and was not informed that the card machine was not working properly, had to go draw cash, when I came the food and was cold and the ice cream... More 

Thank Aubrey W
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231 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This restaurant is not in a mainstream area and definitely worth visiting for some Italian food. The restaurant offers a good selections of meals and you can either sit inside or outside on the small veranda. We were a big group and the waitress dealt with all of us effortlessly and efficiently. With a big group, the noise levels increased... More 

Thank Rya-Mari M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere, excellent food, great staff and just the place to hang out with friends and family. Must book though because this place is VERY popular. Not open every day so check first.

Thank Cecile L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Over the past years, my wife and I have dined at Lambrusco's on many an occasion. The food is always good and the atmosphere pleasant. However, the “specials” can be a little pricey. (always ask before ordering to avoid a shock)

Thank TheGreyBear

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 5 & 6 Fir Drive | Northcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 431 0591

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