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Cafe Picobella

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No 66 4th Avenue, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
482 4309
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Durban, South Africa
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was great, I had the Seafood Soup served with fresh bread. I found the service a bit slow seeing the restaurant was practically empty on a Sunday early evening. The waitress also seemed a bit uncertain about the menu. The menu with its delectable Italian dishes is enticing.

Thank pmoonsamy
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend had a great evening in this Melville restaurant. The food was excellent (as was the wine), the atmosphere warm and the service just wonderful. if you're looking for Italian food and a cosy place, this is it!

Thank Arno S
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Looking for something different like I always am then try Picobella in Melville. Excellent food and nice ambiance!

Thank Eben L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I have been many times at this Melville institution. The menu is now smaller but much nicer having shedded unpopular dishes. The pizzas are great I think the seafood pasta with spaghetti is tops. The seafood soup is great. So are the smoked salmon salad the chicken liver starter the rump the two chicken dishes. I like seafood but have... More 

Thank PhineasfoggduCap
Long Beach, California
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192 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were vacationing and visiting our son and wife who live in Melville. They had eyed this restaurant and never visited. We were SO glad that we decided to go in. We were greeted warmly and sat inside the warm cozy, romantic restaurant. Very welcome as the night was chilly!!! Our waitron was so friendly and helpful. We enjoyed great... More 

Thank boloca
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I have always driven past this place wanting to visit...we ended up here on our way home as a spontaneous date night. All I can say is WOW...the place completely won me over it was like I walked into a dream. The candle light and cosy tables were dream like and the ambience was very romantic. I loved the decor... More 

Thank Auraya19
Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My husband and I went to Picobella one Friday evening (make a reservation, as the restaurant was full). Greeted by die owner at the door, the service and over all experience just got better. I felt like a hearty "real Italian mama's pasta", and had the pumpkin lasagna, baked in the oven with lots of runny mozzarella cheese. Hubby also... More 

Thank Melinda M
Maurach, Austria
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

First time i was here it was very nice and the food was delicious. After i returned from my vacation from Mozambique 3weeks later I order the same dish and it looked completely different. The meat was chewy and tasteless, the vegetables low at temperature. Even i complained the Manager didn't showed up to take responsibility. Shame on you. Sorry... More 

Thank thechosenone40
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Went celebrating last night - chose the perfect place for a family (mature kids) outing. The food was very good and the service first class.

Thank Johann B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Great and friendly service starts you off on a journey through a very large menu which includes gluten free options. The winelist hosts a good selection and the desserts are worth clocking an extra mile for on your next run. There is also soya milk for your after-dinner-coffee. Plenty street parking with car guards available.

Thank Tania444

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 66 4th Avenue, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: 482 4309

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