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Gia's on Montrose

$$ - $$$, Vegetarian Friendly
66b South Road | Morningside, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 326 5074
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“chicken mayo” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“nursery” (12 reviews)
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Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
66b South Road | Morningside, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We visited Gia's today for my birthday, found parking near the entrance and sat inside as it was a bit chilly. We had a friendly welcome. We ordered a Chicken and coriander open sandwich and a Chicken mayo tramazzini. They were beautifully presented and tasted...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you so much Elizabeth :) have an awesome weekend. I know we will after reading your kind words x

Reviewed 26 September 2017

We have been to your restaurant a few times the service was okay ,we did get a seat in the garden area ,we had the tramezzini with chicken with cappuccino we both ordered the same . i must point out i love dogs but in...More

Thank Moonoveraquarius
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

But how was the food and cappuccino?! Seriously. We love dogs and are animal friendly, and will continue to let dogs come to our restaurant as long as they are on a leash and seated in the designated outside section. Dogs don’t complain. They will...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We were so looking forward to enjoying a spring breakfast in the gardens. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. Ordered scrambled eggs, salmon,mushrooms, tomato, halloumi. Not too complicated. To start with, the service was terrible. We (and several tables around us) waited a very long time...More

Thank Nadsacel
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for your review Nadsacel. If management had been summoned, we would have been able to tell you that we definitely do not use salmon trout. We use the highest quality smoked Norwegian salmon. I would have shown you the packaging. Secondly, I would have...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Read a few reviews and walked in to have breakfast, firstly the venue is right next to a busy road and takes away the garden setting that is being created. Service is attentive and cappuccino was good, ordered salmon and scrambled eggs which was expensive...More

Thank Jacques M
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hi Jacques, thanks for taking the time to review Gia's and for the kind words regarding our service and cappuccino. Please note that salmon is expensive which in turn will affect my prices. The enormous slices of toast come from artisan bread which we order...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great place to sit outside in the garden for a leisurely breakfast. Good service and tasty breakfast served here. One can wander around the garden and the nursery.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I met a friend for brunch yesterday at Gia's. We had a wonderful waiter, Thomas, who kept us entertained while giving us brilliant service. We both opted for the Nordic Sunrise breakfast. My friend asked for a slight change to the menu as she was...More

Thank Beverley R
Reviewed 20 November 2016

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...More

Thank jsn_chiaro
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...More

Thank Lolapalooza3006
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

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....More

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...More

Thank Anthony B
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

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...More

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.

Thank Carolyn H
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
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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