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Ritrovo

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103 Club Avenue | Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
+27 12 460 4367
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We received excellent service from entering the restaurant, friendly and helpful staff escorted us to our table , situated beside the window with an amazing view of Waterkloof. The restaurant has an amazing, relaxed atmosphere and a menu to suit all tastes, wine included! Food was excellent!

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Thank SheikofAraby
Pretoria, South Africa
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ritrovo is an old favourite of mine - been there many, many times over the years and have never been disappointed. On arrival we were welcomed at the door and received friendly, professional service right throughout dinner. In our party of four we ordered different dishes and everybody was well satisfied by quality as well as quantity. The ambiance in... More 

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Thank Helena5731969
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Dear Helena. Thank you for your lovely and constructive review. We appreciate it. Kind regards Forti. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Ritrovo several times before and have never been disappointed. Good food, excellent atmosphere, great service, impressive wine list.

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Thank SpringbokPTA
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for these few very selected kind words you wrote about us. Consistency is our watchword. Thank you for getting us. Thank you for supporting us. We are humbled. More 

Magaliesburg, South Africa
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147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful receiving by the door. Waiter Josef was great and immediately say is down, we ordered some table water and got the menu s , everyone got involved on perhaps what we should choose or what was recommendable. Head chef sang opera ?? Wauw ! We had Parma ham and the most delish satin soft fish soup , duck and... More 

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Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Dear Heksie :) Thank you for your amazing review. How lovely of you to take the time. Many thanks for your patronage More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ritrovo is still an awesome experience for Pretoria locals and folk who are visiting the area. What they promise, they deliver. Variety and quality is their trademark. Never been disappointed.

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Thank 701marlener
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Hi There. Thank you for your very kind review. More 

pretoria
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience. Great and thoughtful Italian cuisine. Excellent wine list. Service got off to a bad start but was very good towards the end. Seafood pasta, Lumaconi, Kingklip, Rib Eye and lamb kidneys were all SO tasty! The singing chef added that extra sparkle to a memorable evening!

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Thank Dave B
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Hi Dave. Thank you for your constructive and positive review. I apologise if you received poor service initially as that should never happen but I am glad it developed into the Ritrovo experience. Kind regards Forti More 

Pretoria
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Birthday occasion Best Italian cuisine in Pretoria Restaurant very busy but service good and cuisine superior Will I go there again Definitely Go and spoil your spouse

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Thank T9259RNcb
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. Please come again soon. More 

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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Italian in the country ! These guys know! Good old venue with massive local support in the heart of a beautiful affluent neighborhood.

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Thank Des O
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your manificent words. We read. We feel "Magnifique". More 

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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Best Italian restaurant in Pretoria with the possibility to taste the real pasta cooked in an Italian way. Eccellente the services and the ospitalità of the owner Fortunato that can enjoy the people with Italian song

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Thank Paolo O
Forti, Owner at Ritrovo, responded to this review
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Caro Signor Paolo. Grazie per aver scritto questi Paroli gentillissimi. Alla prossima. Fortunato More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I ate there three times in Oct-Nov 2016, so clearly I was enjoying the experience. Cooking in a far higher class (and only perhaps 15-20% moire expensive) from the two other restaurants on this Waterkloof Heights mall that I tried. Rigatoni-ragu not only sounds nice, but is absolutely delicious. Duck carefully and successfully prepared. Osso buco: a vast portion of... 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
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Contemporary, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Club Avenue | Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 460 4367
Description
Ritrovo was established in 1995 as South Africa's first fully authentic Italian fine dining venue. Over the last 20 years Ritrovo has won more than 50 local and international awards and has become SA's most award winning Italian restaurant. At Ritrovo fresh seasonal ingredients and very traditional Italian regional specialities fuse with old school European restaurant service and a magnificent 10,000+ bottle wine cellar with two internationally qualified sommeliers to guide you through its treasures. With the owners always on hand Ritrovo is an experience to be savoured and enjoyed in comfort.

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