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Cafe del Sol Classico

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Olivedale Corner Centre | Pres.Fouche Drive. Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
27117046493
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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New York, NY
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't expect to find this kind of quality food at what amounts to a strip mall. But find it I did, and it was easily the best meal I had in Jozi. Generous portions, vibrant flavors, and an after-meal visit from the daughter of this family-owned operation all added up to a delightful dining experience. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Thank steve10011
cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was lovely having you here at Cafe del Sol Classico. Hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crazily decorated in the utmost bad taste , which should have been , but was not, tongue in cheek . 1 star food at 5 star prices. Service was adequate . Not going back anytime soon .

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cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and sorry that you did not have a memorable experience. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Café del Sol Classico is a classical example of an Italian Restaurant with the bonus of the real Italian Mama keeping a watchful eye. The restaurant is always full including Monday nights and you have to book to ensure that you get a place. The food are always excellent and made in true Italian style with an extensive menu and... More 

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cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback and taking the time to write a review. It was lovely having you here with us at Cafe del Sol Classico. Hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was reasonable and friendly, presentation of the food was good but frankly I do not think the food nor the ambience justifies the sort of price that is charged. To crown it I had an upset stomach that night. I get better value for money elsewhere.

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Thank Delwin E
cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, Delwin. All our produce are made fresh daily and we have very strict systems in place to assure that cold chain is not broken. Thank you for bringing this under our attention. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are always new and interesting specials to choose from. I didn't make the right choice of pasta the last time I went. I chose a lamb and beetroot tagliatelle. Not for me. The vibe is great and i had the best company.

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cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you Peta, it was great having you here at Classico. Hope to see you back soon. The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent food and friendly knowledgeable waiters. Nice ambiance, very busy but service is good.Never had desert but it looked amazing as well Safe, secure parking in a shopping centre with security guards

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cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to write a review. It was lovely having you here with us at Cafe del Sol Classico. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somehow the original one always feels authentic - a great restaurant, food loving prepared by a true Italian family. Service is attentive. My only gripe is the acoustics - become quite loud when full.

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cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you Charmaine, it was lovely having you here at Classico. Hope to see you back soon for another memorable dining experience. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant - extensive menu, excellent food, great service. An all-round great dining experience. No wonder it has been voted Best in Johannesburg so often. Will definitely make a return visit. The baby squid heads and bacon and brie starters were superb, as were the main dishes of pork fillet and stuffed calamari. And the Crepes with Nutella for dessert... More 

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cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was great sharing the Cafe del Sol Culture with you. Hope to see you back for more fabulous food. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Ambiance is perfect, friendly efficient staff and food to die for. If you love pasta then you have to visit cafe de sol the freshest tastiest dishes you have ever tasted and absolute value for money

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Thank Puvasha S
cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and review. It was great having you here at Classico. Hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

What can one say more... the food is excellent! However seating is limited book a week or 2 in advance :) they really do all the meat groups very well... fish chicken etc.. try the Mediterranean chicken roulade! The best I ever had... The prices are also very good compared to other more established restaurants..

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Thank Ben B
cafedelsolsa, Public Relations Manager at Cafe del Sol Classico, responded to this review

Wow, Thank you Ben for the feedback. it was lovely having you here with us. Hope to see you soon for another memorable experience. Warm Regards The Cafe del Sol Classico team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Olivedale Corner Centre | Pres.Fouche Drive. Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: 27117046493

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?