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The Ant Cafe

11 7th Street, Melville 2092, South Africa
+27 76 476 5671
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good52%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (33 reviews)
“veggie plate” (2 reviews)
“bacon” (2 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11 7th Street, Melville 2092, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ant is not the average restaurant. It is different, and it is popular. If you are lucky enough to find a table without reservation, you find yourself in a unique setting. Character and ambience all over the place. The pizza was average, and the...More

Thank francoisroux10
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Candle lit, walls highly decorated, one beer on tap. The place had atmosphere. The pizzas were thin crusted and excellent.

Thank ComradeHewitt
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I love this little place. The food is amazing, the ambiance really nostalgic and their gluehwein is perfect in winter. One of my favorite places to go in winter for pasta and pizza. Definitely worth it.

1  Thank Kirsten L
Reviewed 9 March 2017

OK where do I begin? I popped in here last week when I was in Joburg, as it look cosy and comfortable. It's bigger than it looks from the outside. Nice décor, very casual and a pleasant back garden. Having said that it was pretty...More

3  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Ambiance... romance... drama eclectic incredible. Excellent service. Warm inviting atmosphere... slightly bohemian and beyond welcoming. Food is inventive, imaginative and a delight. Closes early and prone to being fully booked❤

1  Thank 252dobby
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Decor with nostalgic iconography from the last 50 years of popular and beat culture imaginatively included in every nook and cranny; darks corners, candles and lots of atmosphere and the best pizza in Joburg by a mile.

Thank BrianDebnam
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Very friendly bar/restaurant, superb thin crust pizzas, all leftovers can be donated to car guards/homeless If you don't want to take home. Quirky decor, and very pleasant outside area out the back. Friendly quick service, strongly recommended.

Thank AndySmal
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We were blown away by the amazing decor of this place but were a bit disappointed by the pizza. The base was chewy and the toppings were a bit haphazard with some charcoal thrown in for extra flavour. But we had a great night anyway...More

2  Thank rollacorolla
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Fantastic place. Authentic. Cool. Great vibe. Friendly waitress. Thin based pizza. Great music. Wow.

Thank lyndadelport53
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Oh man! I really love this place never mind that their service is slow. The young beautiful waiters are so charmingly haughty, the decor so quirky; the other customers so interesting looking. So last night, we find ourselves here (after walking out of another place...More

Thank Jill M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 7th Street, Melville 2092, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Melville
  • Phone Number: +27 76 476 5671
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