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Cedar Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 705 2770
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 May 2013

We have always liked Ciao Baby but the Eastgate and the Sandton shopping centres one have closed so it's not easy to find one anymore, pity we did like the food.

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Thank Elizabeth S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Try the grilled calamari. It's melt in your mouth good. The ambience in all Ciao baby's is romantic and the italian look and feel makes me feel that I'm back in Tuscany

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Thank SOVCAT
Ichikawa, Japan
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182 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2013

Went in for special set seen outside the restaurant. Tried to order that dish, but I was at the wrong day of the week. Where the dates were displayed was blocked by some weight to hold the sign. Not fair to customers.

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Thank NineDragons
Sandton, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2013

The fare was authentic Italian which s great , but also like the international fusion and twist to some dishes

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Thank Yvette N
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Vegetarian options were ok, did not enjoy the pasta at all. Lacks flavour and was a disappointment. The four cheeses pizza was not up to much

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Thank GeetaD_13
Johannesburg, South Africa
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137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2013

The food is is plentiful and traditional Italian. But the cakes, are enormous and just take your breath away!

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Thank Julie G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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156 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2013

The place has a lovely setting, good evening views and their ice cream selection is wide and is tasty. The service is good and I personally like their food. My partner on the other hand has more sophisticated tastes, so to her it's average. To me it's slightly better than that...

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Thank 8mmSA
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Good pasta and pizza. Also serve a good brunch/ buffet breakfast. Not the best valuable, but certainly not unreasonable.

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Thank Jennifer W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Selection of foods from buffet breakfast, to lunch and supper - Have tried the lot. Enjoyed the small, but sufficient variety at breakfast time.. And sizeable meals at supper time...

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Thank Adrian2908
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2012 via mobile

After having excellent food here in the past we were looking forward to our meal. We ordered the sirloin and it was ROTTEN!! And a when I say rotten I mean smelling! It was taken back and we ordered something else from the menu. We weren't even offered a coffee as an apology. Needless to say we will not be... More 

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Thank Cathy R

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cedar Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 705 2770

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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?