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El Dente Ristorante & Pizzeria

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103 Club Avenue | Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
+27 12 460 9686
Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for family lunch, very peaceful and the food was divine! Prices are reasonable, I recommend this restaurant!

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Thank SATravelworld
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on Saturday evening with friends. Very nice welcome by managers and staff. Weather was a bit unpredictable but manager moved us inside and outside until we were comfortable. The food was delicious and I can recommend the baby chicken and chicken schnitzels. We spent a lovely 3 hours in this restaurant. The staff treat you like family. We... More 

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Thank Gerrie M
Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I've dined at El Dente 2 x now and each time it was simply enjoyable. The ambiance is great, service with a smile, food great. It is not that large and perfect for an evening with partner, family or groups as you'd not be drowned by too many people trying to talk over the noise!!! Could play a bit more... More 

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Thank Gerhard M
London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Last minute booking but they found space for us with a good table. An excellent steak cooked as requested. Attentive staff but not overpowering. Very well priced.

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Thank Alan P
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Some of the best pizzas in town in a relaxing atmosphere. Prices well within budget and worth every cent.

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Thank sach70
Pretoria
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78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The starters were tasty and the fillet was excellent, veggie porting was very limited and not up to the standard of the rest of the meal. Good wine selection. This restaurant although pricy is not a disappointing experience. Service was good.

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Thank Hilton J
Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Although the adjacent restaurant, Ritrovo, may seem classier from the outside, the food and service at Al Dente is far superior. We ate at both during our stay and Al Dente wins hands down. We ate twice here on the same day, lunch and dinner. The pastas and salads are excellent at lunchtime and the fillet steak was superb at... More 

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Thank swindphi
Pretoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

This unpretentious little Italian restaurant is an excellent option if you're not looking to splurge at Ritrovo nearby, as their food is delicious and very reasonably priced. (So too the small selection of wines.) Try their aubergine cannelloni stuffed with ricotta and baked in tomato sauce, as well as their Gorgonzola and walnut gnocchi ... A very pleasant and appetising... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

We had really wanted to have lunch here today. We arrived and wanted to sit on the terrace as it was warm inside being a hot day and with the pizza oven burning. There was a couple sitting at a table under the covered portion of the terrace, right next to the entrance. As it is a smal area, we... More 

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Thank Kelly-Marie T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

Good service with a interesting menu , old school Italian with modern twists. Veal parmigiana special was excellent, fillet cooked to order, thin based pizza with a good quantity of toppings both pasta's were enjoyed and fresh Parmesan cheese offered the salmon was very tasty and a great tiramisu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Club Avenue | Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 460 9686

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