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The Village Convenience Centre, 1220 Wekker Street | Moreletta Park, Pretoria 0044, South Africa
+27 12 997 0323
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Feeling like a good oven-made Italian pizza, we decided to try out the restaurant. Spoilt for choice on the menu, we decided to ask the waiter for a recommendation. We weren't disappointed as all the meals were delicious backed up by knowledgeable and friendly service!

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Thank Tony G
Pretoria, South Africa
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Visited for take-aways and, while waiting, has cappuccinos. The decor is tired, the cappuccinos average and the take-away passable. I'be be very surprised if this restaurant is still open - without an intervention - in six months.

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2 Thank billgraham2016
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

My mom and I have now been to this restaurant twice, in two weeks. After a terrible week my mom and I couldn't wait to devour our new favourite meal from Ciao! We were so excited to go back. On both occasions we ordered the Chicken Asparagus and the Chicken Positano, both with mash and veggies. And we weren't disappointed.... More 

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1 Thank Hayley H
Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We complained about the ants on our table, we were moved to another table and other people were seated there without cleaning or checking for ants. I ordered chicken strips in red wine and it tasted like chicken in chutney, both our main courses were sweet dishes, not what we expected or ordered.

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1 Thank Sonja S
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Despite the coffee machine not working and creme brûlée not being available it was a very nice dinner. Food was really tasty and the kids loved it. Will definitely go back.

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1 Thank Carl V
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Ciao! in Brooklyn was iconic. It had a warm Italian vibe. There was a buzz. The food was excellent. We went there at least once a month. And then it closed - a sad day. Today I saw a post on Facebook that there is a Ciao! Wekker street - so we went there tonight. What a disappointment. The empty... More 

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2 Thank 171amandah
Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Drove 25km to visit one of our favourite restaurants. Waited 50 minutes for our food. Had to get our cutlery from the table next to us. Had to get the pepper from the table next to us. Had to ask for parmesan cheese. Pizza was very nice. Foccacia with garlic (hidden) and feta was nice. Never saw the waitor again... More 

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1 Thank Ilze3271
Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We had lunch at Ciao! but it is not the same as it used to be in Brooklyn. It lost it's caracter and ambience. Although we stay in Montana, we used to have lunch in Brooklyn at least 2 to 3 times a month. It was one of our favourite places to visit but not anymore

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Thank frikkieoli4
Clarens, South Africa
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327 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was buzzing and full of friends. The food was a few different pizzas and beautiful mis aka with salads. Pudding was Creme brûlée....

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1 Thank Aaltjie
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We've been Ciao fans since they were in Brooklyn and it just carries on! Every single dish is something special. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Try this most sumptuous pizza: Ask for a Milano, no onions, add feta and avo. Be ready to be thrilled.

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1 Thank Andre V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Village Convenience Centre, 1220 Wekker Street | Moreletta Park, Pretoria 0044, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 997 0323

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