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3 Galen House, Oxford Rd | Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I like this place. It's casual and convenient and open on Sunday nights. Service wasn't great tonight though. We waited a long time for our salad and pizza. The pizza was cold. When we asked the waitress to take it back for heating, she asked us to take the rocket leaves off. I mean. No! It's not for the customer... More 

Thank Jill M
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321 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Trabella is a mature pizza spot , with regular local visitors. It's good for a quick in and out pizza or pasta. The quality is predictable but the service is patchy . Take out's will in fact be the best option.

Thank EONJoburg
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have not been there to eat but I do order some pizzas via Uber Eats and absolutely loved their pizzas. Very tasty with thin bases... Awesome!!! Was so disappointed when I wanted to order the other day and it was closed... Will order again soon!! Honestly the best pizzas I have had in SA!

1 Thank Jason M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Really delicious food serving a wide variety of vegetarian options and catering to many dietary preferences. Unfortunately, there is an extremely abrasive and impatient waitress / manager who regularly hangs up the phone when I try order ahead or who gets visibly frustrated with patrons for reasons beyond our control (eg. Not being able to find a booking immediately because... More 

1 Thank RahmaM_ZA
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Nice carpaccio and focaccia to start. Average pizzas, mine had potatoes that tasted like they were fried n very stale oil. The kids liked their pizzas and my mum's pasta looked good. The music was intrusive loud house, so we ate and left.

Thank SusieG99
Johannesburg, South Africa
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277 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This place is really let down by the poor and slow service. Our waitress barely smiled whenshe greeted us and was nowhere to be seen when we wanted to order and get the bill. The food though. Wow, don't waste your time with anything else. Go straight for the pizza. The generous toppings had me at the first bite. The... More 

2 Thank Sunshine0789
Johannesburg, South Africa
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615 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I know that is a tall claim, but owner/operator Tracy has got it right. Now an institution in Greater Johannesburg, Trabella just continues to innovate and anchors a trendy foodie hub on the corner of Oxford and Corlett Drive in Sandton. The pizzas are to die for. Razor thin with all freshly made ingredients, they melt in your mouth. The... More 

1 Thank TravelOften1968
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Some of best thin crust pizza I've had in Johannesburg. Great flavour, I had the Regina. The setup is eclectic and captures the feel of Illovo. My friend ordered the grilled veal and creamy artichoke sauce, and he was quite pleased with it. So not just a pizza and pasta joint. We live just around the corner and from Thursday... More 

Thank Evashen M
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

A month without a pizza from Trabella is a month wasted! The owner, Tracy, also acts as front-of-house and ensures that her staff give excellent service. The restaurant is fully booked most nights, so make a reservation. The wine list is nothing to rave about, but that's not why you go there. Just about the only negative thing you can... More 

Thank Illse N
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Best thin based pizza in Johannesburg. Great staff - very personable and friendly all. Tracey has created an absolute treasure of a place.

Thank Hans W

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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
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Galen House, Oxford Rd | Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg

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