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Gia's on Montrose

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Contemporary
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66b South Road | Morningside, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 326 5074
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07:00 - 16:45
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:45
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johannesburg
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this charmingly situated little restaurant/coffee shop for lunch on a Sunday in November 2016; main reason was to do some shopping in the nursery at the same time. First impressions not great. Paper menus a bit scruffy and badly stained; table wonky and a bit sticky in places - feels like it needs a good scrub; waiters... More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Going to Gia's is a little bit like playing food Russian Roulette. One day you can go there, get excellent service and have a great meal (although it's never cheap). On other days, like today, the service will be terrible, and the food disappointing. I think some of it may have to do with the manager on duty- not sure... More 

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Thank Lolapalooza3006
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Lolapalooza3006, thanks for your review. We remember your table very clearly, and the orders that were placed. We will take into account what you have said and apply them with immediate effect. Thank you for your invaluable input into the running of our business. Kind regards Michelle More 

Johannesburg
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We visit Gia's once every three months or so. The main attractions are the outdoor setting and service, plus the lack of urgency and general atmosphere. There are few places in Johannesburg where you can eat outdoors without gazing at a car park or other restaurants. The tree and garden setting here is wonderful and one can bring a small... More 

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Thank Anthony B
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Anthony B, what a wonderful review to start the day with! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with your family here at Gia's and we look forward to hosting you again in the not so distant future. Thank you for taking the time to review us so favorably. Kind regards Michelle More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We frequently go to Gia's for breakfasts and lunches - the food is always consistently delicious and fresh. There coffee's are great and their cocktails are tasty. Lovely outdoor setting under the tree's. Friendly staff. Great spot.

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Thank Carolyn H
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn H, this is the kind of review to brighten even the darkest day! Thank you so very much, kind regards Michelle More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We have a ladies lunch club that meets once a month for lunch on a Saturday. The theme for choosing the restaurant, is that it has to be in a garden setting - no parking lots or shopping malls. I google searched Gia's and we were not disappointed by the stunning garden setting. I was worried that it was going... More 

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Thank Lee-anne G
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Lee-Anne G, my apologies for the delayed response to your review which you took the time out to do. We remember your meal as we spoke about it in our management meeting when we read your review, and my manager remembered your meal. The chef who made your particular meal was bought to book and steps were taken to... More 

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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

A good breakfast with warm and friendly service. The setting in this tranquil nursery is relaxing and rewarding. A little on the expensive side.

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Thank Gerald D
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Gerald D, glad you enjoyed your breakfast and that you were well looked after. Have a wonderful day, Michelle More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This is what I got when I ordered scrambled eggs for breakfast this morning. A side plate of dry tasteless eggs, no toast, no garnish and nothing else on the plate. Very disappointed and unexpected given that we go there for breakfast every Sunday. Come on guys. You need to up your game!

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Thank O7861DLalexf
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear 07861DLalexf, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant albeit not very favorably. It would have been in everyone's best interest if the issue had been addressed on the day at the time of you receiving your meal, in order for it to have been rectified immediately. I'm interested to know what your actual order was. Please... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They certainly try to impress and serve. The menu has a variety of options available. The vibe is good. I am not a fan of the pets allowed on the premises.

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Thank Aneesa82
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Aneesa82, thank you for your kind words. It is much appreciated. Kind regards Michelle More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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251 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast here. The venue is casual & almost quirky. A lovely setting overlooking the garden center. The eggs Benedict were perfectly prepared and presented. My husband enjoys the traditional one with ham and I love the version with salmon. Our guests enjoyed more traditional breakfasts with perfectly cooked eggs, sausages, bacon and all the trimmings. The... More 

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Thank Robyn168
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Robyn168, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an awesome review which just makes us as owners so happy, and which inspires our staff to go that much further. Positive reinforcement is the best motivator, and what a way to kick the long weekend off! Thank you so much again, kind regards Michelle More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

I love going to this restaurant as one can sit under the trees and enjoy a good meal. Unfortunately service is overbearing and inflexible. No substitutes on food makes food very expensive as one has to pay for what you don't want and then pay per extra item. Hence scone with cheese costs R65 instead of R39. Get the feeling... More 

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Thank Lauren P
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Hi Lauren P, thanks for taking the time to review us and for highlighting an issue which could have been so easily been explained to you in person, had management been notified at the time of your visit. We are completely customer driven, within reason. Scones with Fresh Cream and Hillcrest Strawberry Jam (plus an assortment of other jams) has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:45
Monday
07:00 - 16:45
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:45
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:45
Thursday
07:00 - 16:45
Friday
07:00 - 16:45
Saturday
07:00 - 16:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66b South Road | Morningside, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 326 5074

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