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il Tartufo

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Hutton Court 1 Summit Road | Cnr. Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 788 8948
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Sat 15:00 - 21:00
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138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited as part of restaurant week and I am so glad I did. Lovely setting, easy parking too. The aubergine starter was perfect. Everything about it was superb. I had the hazelnut-crusted lamb rack that was served with fantastic spinach and a potato and garlic layered delight. For dessert, I had the white chocolate and passion fruit cannoli which... More 

Thank NatashaDawson
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I cannot say a single good thing about this place. The food quality was poor, the service was worse. The staff are untrained and the chef is trying to manage the restaurant from behind the counter. It is completely overpriced for what you are getting. I have never seen so many people walk out of a restaurant before, I counted... More 

Thank Rhys C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing. Would NOT recommend to friends and family! I went to Il Tartufo on a Wednesday evening with a group of friends. The restaurant had a handful of other tables of diners. The bread that was placed on the table was a variety of focaccia and a deep fried bread which was interesting but dry and tasteless. The food... More 

Thank HelenSunSeeker
South Africa
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

An authentic Italian gem! Roberto welcomed us and recommended some dishes. Lovey place...fantastic, tasty food! Will definitely be back with my Italian family..they will love this place!

Thank zainabt2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Il Tartuffe used to be a lovely Italian bistro that had good atmosphere and bistro fare. The menu has changed, not for the better. Average at best, such a pity, it was one of my favorites

Thank LindavdC
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I have been to il Tartufo twice now both times experiencing their 7 course Italian tasting menu. The food was exceptional and the service was a match not to mention the lovely touch towards the end of the evening when the owner/chef comes to your table to have a little chat and find out whether you have enjoyed your evening.... More 

Thank 247meganr
Johannesburg, South Africa
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149 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We visited on a GroupOn voucher. We arrived just before 18:00 and the restaurant wasn't open yet. We were seated outside and were invited to order drinks, which we did. It seems that the other patrons all dined on the voucher too. Everyone had the same 7 course meal. With GroupOn vouchers, my experience has either been really good or... More 

Thank Brent B
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Went out for dinner a birthday celebration, food was stunning from starter to dessert and service was good. The owner made every effort to make us feel welcome in his restaurant and the birthday panna cotta was a nice touch to end a great meal.

Thank Malcolm P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We were a group of 10 people which ordered different starters and main courses. The starters seems to be in general bigger than the main designer type meals, Wanted to order the fish platter for two but it was unavailable. Ordered the salmon main instead and it arrived looking good from the outside, but still uncooked throughout and thus I... More 

2 Thank Easyref
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 14 April 2016

I recently went to ilTartufo for a special date with my fiance, and it definitely was a night worth remembering. The manager called the previous day to confirm my booking for a special 7 course meal, and was friendly and helped build the excitement. When we arrived we were ushered to our seat, and I noticed each seating afterwards was... More 

Thank MBCaptain

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hutton Court 1 Summit Road | Cnr. Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 788 8948
Authentic Italian cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?