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Pomodoro Ristorante

Rivonia RD Morningside | Morningside Shopping Centre Rivonia corner Outspan roads, Sandton, South Africa
+27 87 940 3811
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (23 reviews)
“fresh chilli” (2 reviews)
“carne” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Rivonia RD Morningside | Morningside Shopping Centre Rivonia corner Outspan roads, Sandton, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Found this Italian restaurant all hype with little delivery. Food was served hot but with limited flavour. Had to ask for accompaniments to season our food. Not great at all.More

Thank Traveldelightbb
Stefano M, Owner at Pomodoro Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good day and thank you for sharing your views on our restaurant. I am terribly sorry you found us to be not great at all but cannot comment any further as you gave no details as to where you think we should improve. From our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always have delicious food and excellent service at this comfortable and well designed restaurant. Food is carefully prepared and service unobstruvely pleasant. A most enjoyable and satisfying meal in a restsurant with a warm and inviting ambience.

Thank Nadene B
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Welcoming and friendly whilst not pushy or over familiar. An excellent balance. Every time we've been to the Pomodoro, the food has exceeded expectation. They have a good kitchen staff so we hope they don't lose them! As an example, the Caesar salad is created...More

Thank GreatPapaBear
Stefano M, Owner at Pomodoro Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hi GreatPapaBear, I am really happy you enjoyed our restaurant. We are very proud of what we do and all our staff are like family to us which makes it a pleasure to make good food together. The best way to retain staff is to...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

This restaurant is my go-to Italian local! The service is excellent, food is lovingly prepared and the setting is great. The one thing I really love is that they will always make me a "Puttanesca pasta" even though it's not on the menu. Expect excellent...More

Thank Kathy H
Stefano M, Owner at Pomodoro Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you Kathy for such wonderful review. We know you like your puttanesca and are always very happy to prepare it for you. We have received some really fresh and delicious tuna loin. If you come over during the week end I will make you...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

What a great discovery in the small Morningside mall in Sandton. The entrance belies the space available at the Pomodoro ristorante , as it breaks out at the back into a tented area . We enjoyed good food, and wine, at very affordable prices. service...More

Thank Majen1
Stefano M, Owner at Pomodoro Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hello Majen, thank you for taking the time to write about our restaurant. I am really happy you enjoyed it. It is always nice when hard work is recognized. I hope you will be in Johannesburg again soon and will come to visit us again....More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We have followed Pomodoro and Stefano from the old premises to the new. Pomodoro never disappoints - good Italian food cooked in the traditional Italian way with friendly service to match. Stefano is a great host and is always ready to share a joke and...More

Thank PaulDJohannesburg
Stefano M, Owner at Pomodoro Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Paul, thank you for the great review. I'm really happy you enjoy our restaurant and look forward to seeing you again soon. cheers, Stefano, very proud owner of Pomodoro

Reviewed 8 October 2017

The menu is fantastic. Good wholesome Italian food. A really great variety, especially for vegetarians. Also for banters. The restaurant also has a good selection of wines. Its a great place to go if you're out and about shopping (at the Morningside Centre). I guess...More

Thank KevinHopkins_ZA
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We recently had lunch at Pomodoro and as per usual we had a great meal. The food is always excellent and the service was friendly and professional. The ambience sitting on the patio is warm and inviting. We will continue to visit this excellent restaurant...More

Thank Darylbrian
Stefano M, Owner at Pomodoro Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hello Darylbrian, thank you so much for saying such nice things about our restaurant. I am very happy you enjoy our food and setting and hope to see you soon, again, at Pomodoro. Best regards, stefano, very proud owner of Pomodoro

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Though located in a shopping mall with most of the tables outside I found the atmosphere quite convenient. The food was of surprisingly high quality - freshly prepared, authentic taste from quality ingredients. The only thing which may be worth considering to push it to...More

Thank Arne K
Stefano M, Owner at Pomodoro Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Good day Arne, thank you very much for such lovely review and high score. It is always nice to feel appreciated when one works so hard. I am very happy we surprised you in a good way. Although we are in a (small) shopping center...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Lasagne portion tiny, my husband's left hungry. Pizza base was undercooked and flopped when trying to eat it. Very disappointing restaurant.More

Thank SGJHB
Stefano M, Owner at Pomodoro Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Good day SGHJB, I am sorry you found our restaurant disappointing. We are a very traditional Italian restaurant and try to make the experience as authentic as possible. Our portion sizes, by no means small (or tiny), are designed to be part of a traditional...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rivonia RD Morningside | Morningside Shopping Centre Rivonia corner Outspan roads, Sandton, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 87 940 3811
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