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Trattoria Renato

39 Greenhill Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 646 9203
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good41%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
26 Feb 2017
27 Jan 2017
“A Joburg gem!”
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
39 Greenhill Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We tried this after reading the reviews.I had the best fettucine pescatore ever. The staff are friendly and efficient. The tables are close together which makes for a very congenial atmosphere. We chatted to people at neighbouring tables. All great fun and highly recommended. We'll...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

If you're keen for fantastic food and a quiet night out, this is the place. A small, intimate and lovely family restaurant. It's small, so you might have to wait to be seated - but do, because it's worth it!

Thank SWelz
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We recently found Trattoria Renato when we were invited there with friends for lunch. We had an absolutely delightful meal!! One of the best Italian meals we've had in Jo'burg, for sure! In fact we enjoyed it so much, we went back the next weekend...More

Thank LW1214
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Renato's was recommended by friends who have been going there for over 15 years. Excellent Italian food, good service, small and cosy atmosphere. Have now been there 6 times in the last few months - tried a number of dishes and never disappointed!

Thank MaxLoe
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something new for a Sunday lunch . After a quick search we found this . The food , service and set up was all great . The prices were very reasonable a typical restaurant for the surrounding areas close by ....More

Thank AlanMendy
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I have been eating here for years. The pizza by Mario is excellent. I think it is the best Italian food in Joburg. The tables are very close together if you are dining in but I think that goes to the intimacy of the restaurant.

Thank kirith2301
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is one of our family's favorite places to eat in Johannesburg, and it is as consistent and good as it has always been. I never even bother to go beyond the pizza (Sicilian-style, with lots of anchovies), and the same holds for the others:...More

Thank HunterBloemfontein
Reviewed 1 April 2016

My go-to choice for honest Italian fare in Johannesburg. Get there early though as tables fill up (mostly with locals) soon after the 6pm opening time for dinner service. The ravioli arrabiata is a winner.

Thank Rajesh L
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Everybody has a favourite little Italian restaurant. This is mine. It's been around for years, but I've only been dining there for the past 5. A tiny little place with a wood-fired oven, with unsophisticated decor and a limited menu - but the food that...More

Thank Peter v
Reviewed 11 October 2015

casual dining, mediterranean atmosphere, very tasty and typically Italian faire, Limited wine selection but bring your own bottle allowed

Thank Uwe P
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 39 Greenhill Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 646 9203
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