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La Piovra Pizza & Pasta

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9 Union Centre | 19 North Reef Road, Germiston 2008, South Africa
+27 11 455 4100
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Because i know the owners like to make an exception to people, i made my same order as always: pesto pasta with olives, mushrooms and feta as take away! The owner wasnt there! I got home and realised i just got DRY PESTO pasta!!! Disgusting+ Nothing added! So you can imagine all my extras being plus minus R50!!! What a... More 

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Thank SamanthaBooyens
Loretta V, Owner at La Piovra Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Hi Samantha We are very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at La Piovra. We are investigating this matter internally and will take action to ensure that this does not happen again. That level of service is definitely not at an acceptable standard and the normal quality of our food is definitely not as you describe. I... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Friday nights are very busy consequently the service was appropriately poor. Waited 40 mins to be served. Had a penne pasta which required my asking for more chili and garlic from the chef. Willing to give the restaurant another go, this time will try the pizza which is acclaimed.

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Thank AJP2108
Loretta V, Owner at La Piovra Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Hi We are very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at La Piovra. We are investigating this matter internally and will take action to ensure that this does not happen again. That level of service is definitely not at an acceptable standard. I would like to invite you back to our restaurant for a meal on us... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Had dinner with friends. The food is amazing. Pizzas are delicious and there is a great selection of pizzas and pastas. There is a relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant and a interesting selection of specials on the boards all around the restaurant. A good place to go and share a few different things. We went on a weeknight and it... More 

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Thank tobes727
Loretta V, Owner at La Piovra Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review :-) More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Don't be put off by the industrial location or rustic interior, this little gem is that authentic Italian eatery that makes pizza and pasta like mama used to. We come here every Friday and are yet to have a bad meal. Every Friday night it bursts at the seams with faithful returning and new patrons. Their calzone and pizzas are... More 

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Thank Blommie1509
Loretta V, Owner at La Piovra Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review :-) More 

Bedfordview
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I have eaten Pizza at more than enough so called "Italian restaurants" yet La Piovra has set the bar high! No matter where ad what I feel like for dinner I land up at La Piovra. From Pizza to monthly specials it is never disappointing. I recommend this place for those who have a taste for quality and authentic food.... More 

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Thank Darryl C
Loretta V, Owner at La Piovra Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Thank you Darryl - awesome review! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The worst Italian food I have ever had. Salmon pasta has no salmon and pizza was like an oil well. When I complained about the pasta the owner told me I was wrong, I asked my friends to try it and guess what it tastes like pasta and cream.

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2 Thank Michelle C
Loretta V, Owner at La Piovra Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Hi Michelle C We are very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at La Piovra. We are investigating this matter internally and will take action to ensure that this does not happen again. That level of service is definitely not at an acceptable standard and the normal quality of our food is definitely not as you describe.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I've been supporting La Piovra now for the last four years, and have never been disappointed. From the pasta to the pizza. Well priced, excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend going here for a great pasta or pizza meal.

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Thank marlon f
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic little family run pizzaria, we are regulars and have yet to be disappointed in a pizza, food is great, ambiance good. Love love it

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Bedfordview, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

It is like being in Italy. The atmosphere is very relaxed and you is made to feel very welcome. The food is just like mama's cooking.

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Thank 78danak
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

La Piovra is a fantastic Italian restaurant located on the border of Bedfordview and Edenvale. They have some of the most amazing pizzas that are always baked to perfection with fresh ingredients. I live in the USA yet when visiting South Africa this restaurant is one of the first I always visit as their service and food never disappoint.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Union Centre | 19 North Reef Road, Germiston 2008, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Germiston
  • Phone Number: +27 11 455 4100

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?