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Gianni's Beachfront Ristorante

17 Compensation Beach Road | Beachfront, Ballito 4399, South Africa
+27 32 946 3217
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
17 Compensation Beach Road | Beachfront, Ballito 4399, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our second time visiting. We live in the Middle East but love to come to ballito and this restaurant is always on our list to visit, simply incredible again!

Thank eddieca
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views were amazing over the ocean and seeing whales and surfing dolphins was a bonus. The food was excellent and very fresh. Staff and service typical of all Africa - very good.

1  Thank SonjaB60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in on our way from the North Coast to the airport on a Wednesday lunchtime. We did not have any specific restaurants in mind and as this had available parking we tried it. The restaurant has spectacular sea views but unfortunately uninviting on...More

Thank Eddy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning venue and great views if seated at the windows. Arrive is poor as the staff run the front of house. Not a manager nor owner in site - at these prices this would be the norm. Pasta was. Ice, chicken breasts good and half...More

Thank Brettballito
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner the night before we had to leave for home. We ordered Kingklip fish.... I can recommend it. The service of the waiters are professional and friendly.

Thank claase2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a spectacular view, it was a beautiful day and we even saw some dolphins and whales while having lunch. The service was very good and the meals were delicious. We will definitely be visiting again.

Thank CharlesV78
foodfundi888, Owner at Gianni's Beachfront Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, great to hear you enjoyed your meals . Yes, the Whales and Dolphins have been spectacular and giving us great shows!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes please , we can always come here and win. We love you so much. I have never had service like this . Ps I love you guys

Thank Matthew E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Giannis for lunch whilst staying in Ballito. We got a lovely table by the window and watched the whales and dolphins. Excellent lunch specials. Delicious food.

Thank Lindsay R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you can get a table at the window, day time, or night time, its worth it!! See the dolphins during the day, city lights at night. Food with Italian flair is good.

Thank Balloothebear
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My wife and I are frequently in Ballito and we have been planning to visit Gianni's for some time as it has fantastic elevated views directly over the sea . So we had lunch there last week and were allocated a front row table with...More

1  Thank Gordon R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
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View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
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08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Compensation Beach Road | Beachfront, Ballito 4399, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito
  • Phone Number: +27 32 946 3217
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Situated on ballito's beachfront overlooking the beach, dolphins are regularly seen as well as whales in season. We offer the best thin based pizza's, cooked in a wood fired oven, pasta's, grills and ofcourse our seafood! Load shedding isn't a problem - we have a generator.
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