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Gianni's Beachfront Ristorante

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17 Compensation Beach Road | Beachfront, Ballito 4399, South Africa
+27 32 946 3217
08:00 - 21:30
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did breakfast here with family and friends for a birthday. Loved the view from a table overlooking the sea. Watched dolphins surfing in the waves while we chatted and ate. Good fresh decor, friendly staff, good food that looked better than expected. We enjoyed the vibe. Will come by when in town again.

1 Thank Brian M
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A meal is always that much better with a stunning ocean view .... and it doesn't get much better than this. Great service and lovely food. The menu stipulates a 45 minute wait but food was much quicker than that. Will definitely be back.

1 Thank Resh_R_9
Sandton, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we loved this restaurant when we went without our "dog child" trained well behaved and small but when we made a booking no dogs allowed well yes In the car park entrance despite beautiful views and outside area with sea views because we had a small dog we were shuved off to the car park area. On holiday people... More 

Thank Alienor P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is perfectly perched over the sea. The setting is lovely and relaxed ambience. The service is average and so is the food. It has a broad scoped menu of grills to fish pastas and pizza. Probably more suited to families looking for an early supper. The salad was miserable but the pasta tasty.

Thank fiona k
Johannesburg, South Africa
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172 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had chicken salad,spagetti,penne and mussells pot.The service was slow and not welcoming,took long time to get ice or starter or drinks.The male waitress was not pleasant.

Thank Kvolkova
Pretoria, South Africa
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice seafood starter followed by an oven-baked pizza! Great view over the ocean and excellent food.

1 Thank Jan-Harm d
Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Gianni's last night for dinner and it was such a disappointing experience. Two of our party had the fish soup which was filled with shells, fish had bones in and the calamari was tough while the bread was old. The sauce was also sour. Another had kingklip but they had no vegetables (never heard of this is my... More 

Thank Wayne G
Phalaborwa, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very disappointed in the quality of food especially when paying mid to high prices for vacationers. Hope it was an once off bad night.

Thank Marthinus C
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Breath taking stunning views over looking the dolphin coast beaches with schools of dolphins swimming in the distance. Breakfast is always outstanding and service is excellent. Definitely value for money. If you are coming to Ballito you have to stop at Gianni's and book your table on the deck to enjoy the superb views.

Thank Lantek D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This restaurant has a fantastic view of the ocean. Service was slow. The wine list adequately accompanied the menu, and the fish dishes are worth mentioning as they were good.

Thank Coenraad L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Compensation Beach Road | Beachfront, Ballito 4399, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito
  • Phone Number: +27 32 946 3217
Situated on ballito's beachfront overlooking the beach, dolphins are regularly seen as well as whales in season. We offer the best thin based pizza's, cooked in a wood fired oven, pasta's, grills and ofcourse our seafood! Load shedding isn't a problem - we have a generator.

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