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The Mad Italian

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66 Adelaide Tambo Avenue | Durban North, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 573 2938
18:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
Mon - Wed 18:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here often and without fail because of the outstanding quality and taste of the pizzas and pastas. Great waitrons too and good service!

Thank abiglover93
Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The fittings and fixtures in this restaurant are somewhat plain, but the food is consistently amazing , the portions are large and are good value for money . If you are in Durban North and want a very good Italian meal , this is the place to go

Thank Brian M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Probably the best and most positive atmosphere I have experienced when entering a restaurant, from clients as well as staff. Awesome. Can not wait for the next visit.

Thank Willem M
Durban, South Africa
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215 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Certainly not happy here – I booked in the afternoon – asked for 6.30 was told 7.00 – what I was not told was where I was sitting – you have to understand this is a cosy Italian style restaurant inside – attached to the front is a cold and draughty plastic tent, the only resemblance to Italian being the... More 

Thank GDay1044
Durban, South Africa
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Peri peri chicken. Good pizzas, and a cosy atmosphere. We always return, which must say something. Their pizzas are great and pastas just as good.

Thank Zelda D
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We saw this place many times when passing through the area. Thought is looked good, so one lazy night, my sister, husband and I decided to try it out. The decor was fun and cozy. We had pizza for a starter and it was good. For our mains, I had chicken with pasta and my sister a pasta dish and... More 

Thank Khudo12
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Best Calamari in town. This is an Italian restaurant, so their pizza's and pastas are to die for. The focaccia's are beyond amazing. Tried quite a few dishes and they are all impressive. The highlight for me is their Calamari starter. Pack with flavour

Thank Mala P
Garden Route, South Africa
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345 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We were out for a relaxed and casual meal, and chose the Mad Italian as none of us had eaten there before. 3 of our party chose the mushroom risotto. The menu promised; "Risotto Michelangelo This intriguing Northern Italian speciality is a combination of Arborio Rice, Porcini & Black mushrooms, topped with shavings of Parma Ham & Pecorino cheese, Lovingly... More 

1 Thank m0zchick
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Although we love to eat at the restaurant we also enjoy ordering take aways from them. Lovely place, great food, great service!

Thank 242nadiner
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Great relaxed vibe, waitrons are relaxed but efficient which contributes to a chilled evening out. Excellent food, especially the seafood! Thank you Mad Italian folk for redeeming my faith in the humble Creme Brûlée - their own and not the ubiquitous standard restaurant issue we have all been subjected to for far too long!! Prices are slightly above mid range... More 

Thank Graemevdw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Adelaide Tambo Avenue | Durban North, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 573 2938
Reviewed on Google and others. Always busy this Trattoria / restaurant. Don't forget to book to avoid disappointment!

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