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Piccola Italia

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Shop 16, Monument Park Shopping Centre | Monument Park, Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Eating at Picolla Italia is like visiting your favourite aunt. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, and the food is superb. The thin-crusted pizza was delicious, and my pasta meal made me feel as if it was specially cooked for me to celebrate a homecoming. It is a wonderful, unpretentious place that does not try to be anything else but... More 

Thank Maripose
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Piccolo Italia hosted the Tshwane Downs Association’s Jeans and Tekkies club last Saturday morning. The member’s ages range from 12 to 17 years old. The activities included a short introductory talk on the origin of the pizza. This was followed by a tour of the kitchen where they witnessed the preparation of the dough. They could prepare their own pizzas... More 

Thank Aa C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I have been to Piccola Italia several times over the past years and never failed to be disappointed! It is a great little Italian restaurant with extremely hospitable owners and very friendly staff. It does not claim to be the fanciest Italian restaurant in Pretoria, but what it does is deliver authentic Italian food in a very cosy and pleasant... More 

3 Thank Godfried G
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this hidden gem of a restaurant for a casual supper with friends. We are staying in South Africa for 5 weeks travelling across the country and we were delighted to stumble across this place. Pizzas were superb and very good value. They were tasty and and fresh. Coming from the uk we are regular visitors to Italy and... More 

1 Thank 101garthandizzie
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Piccola Italia has always been one of my favourite restaurants but the last few times have been extremely disappointing. We booked a table for five for 7:30 yesterday evening but when we arrived there, they didn't even seem to know about it and hastily set one up. Giving credit to the waitress, she really did try to please but the... More 

1 Thank crystalsH8039AN
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143 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Went here for a last evening. We all had pizzas, and they were delicious. The only silly thing is that they charge you for every extra. Even if you substitute one ingredient for another, they charge you for it. We took our own wine. Normally in South Africa this is not a problem, and corkage would be around R30. Here... More 

Thank budgetfussy
Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We were recommended here for a true Italian experience. Unfortunately this was not the case, as the menu wasn't what we would expect for a Authentic Italian place. The pizza we had was ok nothing special, but the thing that irritated us the most was the amount of people coming in to collect take-away pizzas. Totally a mood-breaker when having... More 

Thank MistiAletia
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Been here many times before and as usual had the most wonderful meal. Pizza are divine, thin base and plenty of toppings. Pastas are excellent, service is friendly and the atmosphere is great. Love the intimacy of the restaurant. Can definitely recommend the Italian wine!

Thank crystalsH8039AN
Pretoria, South Africa
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128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I had the pleasure to attend a Wine Tasting presented by Deetlefs Wine Estate. It certainly was much more of a food and wine pairing than the usual wine with food tasting. The food that was presented with the wine was exquisite and the winemaker offered two wine for tasting each course - for you to make up your own... More 

Thank JKG416
Funchal, Portugal
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146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We walked to this restaurant: 2 kms from our guesthouse, in the dark, everyone will think we're crazy to do that in Pretoria, even if we were staying in the outskirts of town (Montpellier House). Our rental car would be delivered in the morning, and this was the nearest to get some food. Very nice place, and good food. The... More 

1 Thank mollandaise

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 16, Monument Park Shopping Centre | Monument Park, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria

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