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il Tartufo Restaurant - CLOSED

291 Jan Smuts Avenue | Hutton Court Centre, Hyde Park, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 788 8948
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“ravioli” (7 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
“panna cotta” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
291 Jan Smuts Avenue | Hutton Court Centre, Hyde Park, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I've been in this restaurant some years ago and I returned again couple of weeks ago. The management is changed on the meantime, no more Italian personnel inside. The menu is not so large,which is ok if you find something which encunter your taste. In...More

Thank Gaetano P
iltartufohydepark, Owner at il Tartufo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you the visit and for the review Gaetano. The restaurant has undergone some changes over the past few years and will continue to evolve to stay relevant in Johannesburg's fast moving food scene. We are glad the food met your standards, and we hope...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

My initial visit to this place, was a wonderful experience, with great food, great ambiance and the little personalized touch of the chef chatting to the patrons. My second visit, i was left disappointed, the food was average and the portions were smaller. I felt...More

Thank MrsDas
iltartufohydepark, Owner at il Tartufo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Good Day, As owner of il Tartufo I was very disappointed to read this review as we pride ourselves on the quality of our food and providing an intimate, warm and friendly dining experience. I am most curious about the meal which you found to...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Booked a table at Il Tartufo for Thursday 8 June and received an e-mail confirmation. Selected main course oxtail from the fairly short menu - waiter returns some 10mins later to say this is not available. Time for desert and I select an option, again...More

1  Thank Benjamin P
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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...More

Thank NatashaDawson
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....More

Thank Rhys C
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...More

Thank HelenSunSeeker
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
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
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...More

Thank 247meganr
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...More

Thank Brent B
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Restaurant Details

Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Wine Bar
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 291 Jan Smuts Avenue | Hutton Court Centre, Hyde Park, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 788 8948
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We are an intimate well established restaurant in the suburb of Hyde Park in Johannesburg. We specialise in contemporary cuisine made from the freshest seasonal ingredients, boasting a menu which changes quarterly incorporating fish, different kinds of meat, chicken, pasta, pizza and vegetarian dishes.
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