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Lambrusco's Italian Dining

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Shop 5 & 6 Fir Drive | Northcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 431 0591
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:30
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best Italian restaurants in South Africa. For years Cortina was regarded as the finest, and here it is a different name, but same family. The owner works in the kitchen and as you enter you can smell the fabulous aromas.

Thank Thomas S
Level Contributor
38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Lambrusco's is a typical Italian vibey but not loud family restaurant, even with a checkered table cloths. The ravioli is freshly made on site, a highly recommended dish.

Thank Clemoli4
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I have sampled most of the dishes on the menu and cannot fault one.If you are a seafood lover and like pizza, then ask Ralph for his ''special" seafood pizza. It aint cheap as pizza's go, but it is absolute heaven. It has to be requested though, and must not be mistaken with the seafood pizza on the menu. The... More 

Thank strooh808
South Africa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is an Italian restaurant that has more than just pizza and pasta. The seafood pasta is not necessarily on the menu but worth asking for. Italian wine is also on offer and at a reasonable price. The ambience is warm and buzzy, but not noisy. The owner is usually on hand and will sometimes take your order himself. Very... More 

Thank sbm007363
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Was completely shocked at the way my complaint was dealt with. The owner was so rude and kept on interrupting me and was extremely argumentative. I did a take away order and was not informed that the card machine was not working properly, had to go draw cash, when I came the food and was cold and the ice cream... More 

Thank Aubrey W
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212 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This restaurant is not in a mainstream area and definitely worth visiting for some Italian food. The restaurant offers a good selections of meals and you can either sit inside or outside on the small veranda. We were a big group and the waitress dealt with all of us effortlessly and efficiently. With a big group, the noise levels increased... More 

Thank Rya-Mari M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere, excellent food, great staff and just the place to hang out with friends and family. Must book though because this place is VERY popular. Not open every day so check first.

Thank Cecile L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Over the past years, my wife and I have dined at Lambrusco's on many an occasion. The food is always good and the atmosphere pleasant. However, the “specials” can be a little pricey. (always ask before ordering to avoid a shock)

Thank TheGreyBear
Roodepoort, South Africa
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The chef is always ready to assist, but so is the staff. The restaurant has a great friendly ambiance. The food is really excellent: fish, meat or pasta, choose anything on the menu and it will be deliciously made. Thumbs-up from me, for sure.

Thank EDiedericks
Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Typical Italian restaurant with a lot of atmosphere. I was there for a friend's birthday. I had the most delicious Italian food for many years. The service was excellent. I can highly recommend this wonderful place for a wonderful and truly Italian dining experience.

1 Thank RolfTheWineLover

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 5 & 6 Fir Drive | Northcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 431 0591

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