Illovo Restaurants

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2 Thai 4 in Illovo

2 Thai 4

Illovo Thai restaurant in Illovo

The 'Best Thai food west of Bangkok' is a phrase heard here often. 2 Thai 4 has an authentic menu and all dishes are prepared by Thai chefs. All the food uses traditional Thai spices and herbs, adding to the authenticity. The menu is large and varied and great seafood and vegetarian options are available for the non meat eaters. Wines and other beverages are also available. Children are welcome and outside seating is available.

Amarcord in Illovo

Amarcord

Illovo Italian restaurant in Illovo

This refreshingly simple Italian restaurant is situated in the popular Illovo Centre and serves up mainly North Italian cuisine from the Emelia-Romagna region in North-East Italy. The food is delightfully authentic and dishes like Tagliatelli al Ragu which is a traditional bolognaise and pasta parcels stuffed with well thought out ingredients are served. A great beverage and wine list is available and the menu is well priced and extensive. A sure treat if you love your Italian.

Assaggi in Illovo

Assaggi

Illovo Italian restaurant in Illovo

Assaggi is a truly authentic Italian restaurant that would have you believe that you are in the heart of Italy. Chef patron Luciana, believes that using only the freshest ingredients of the highest quality, and being actively involved in all aspects of the food preparations is the secret to Assaggi’s success, as can be attested by the crowds of regulars the frequent this Johannesburg eatery. The menu is simple and un-pretentious with traditional home cooked goodness.

Belle's Patisserie in Illovo

Belle's Patisserie

Illovo Bistro restaurant in Illovo

This beautiful little patisserie is a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds. Real French butter on a freshly baked French baguette, macaroons, a variety of decadent cakes (expecially mentionable is the red velvet), amazing cupcakes, and great light lunches make up the treats here. Eat in or take away your sinful pleasure.

Benkei in Illovo

Benkei

Illovo Sushi restaurant in Illovo

A stunning restaurant in the upmarket Illovo Square centre, Benkei delivers when it comes to Japanese cuisine.The decor follows Japanese ideals with a spacious open plan interior punctuated with clean lines. A glass wall enhances this calming, spacious feel and for added tranquillity there is a mesmerizing fish tank.This popular restaurant produces superb sushi; some even consider it the best in Johannesburg, but Sushi isn’t all that Benkei has to offer. There is a teppanyaki grill and also a range of tempura options to suit those who fancy something else.For the best in Japanese cuisine, Benkei has it covered.

Cornuti in Illovo

Cornuti

Illovo Bistro restaurant in Illovo

Highly respected and popular, Cornuti’s inviting ambiance and diverse cuisine spread throughout the interesting and original menu sets the mood for a unique gourmet experience. The décor oozes warmth, set off by tiled floors and gorgeous art flattered by low lighting. Diners enjoy gourmet delights and wood fired oven pizzas such as the speciality Thai Pizza, which consists of prawns with green mango, danhia, coconut and onions. Another delight is the Putana, topped with bacon, spinach, feta and avocado (in season). Dine indoors wrapped in inviting atmosphere or alfresco on the secluded piazza sampling fresh healthy and salads, pizzas, pasta, meat dishes and small tempting deserts. Cornuti’s bistro influence and soothing background music make it perfect for any occasion dining in relaxed, inviting surrounds.

Cornuti Illovo in Illovo

Cornuti Illovo

Illovo Italian restaurant in Illovo

This is a bustling Italian pizzeria with a little bit of zing and great mains dishes. We are the originators of the thin based gourmet pizzas that are so ubiquitous today. The bar offers a range of cocktails and the general atmosphere is classy yet casual. Cornuti Illovo is a great place to socialise and enjoy authentic and delious Italian food. Give us a try, you won't regret it. We are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. The kitchen closes at 10 pm.

Da Vinci Alfresco in Illovo

Da Vinci Alfresco

Illovo Mediterranean restaurant in Illovo

Da Vinci Alfresco lies on the green belt area in central Johannesburg, in South Africa’s premier polo ground, Inanda Club. Sprawling lawns, lush trees and beautiful gardens set the mood for a magical and relaxed alfresco dining experience. Sip aromatic coffee or cooling wine on the patio or indulge in hearty brunches and lazy lunches in a relaxed and contemporary feel. Dine next to a cosy winter fire under the traditional thatch on a wide selection of Mediterranean style dishes or take in the lingering aroma of the outdoor wood-burning pizza oven. Indulge in garden fresh salads, innovative pastas, vegetarian dishes, wood-burned pizza and one of the best fillet steaks in town at Da Vinci Alfresco in Sandton.

La Bella Figura in Illovo

La Bella Figura

Illovo Italian restaurant in Illovo

La Bella Figura is a small eatery that is big on food. The compact menu focuses on Roman cuisine made from scratch using the finest ingredients. Sample the suppli, garganelli alla coda di vaccinera - hand-rolled pasta tubes with an intoxicating oxtail sauce or the simple cacio e pepe - with red chilli fettuccini. Wrap the palate in a panna cotta with black grape sauce or an espresso and chocolate for desert. La Bella Figura pays homage to true Italian cuisine with simplicity and decadence.

Lai Lai Garden  in Illovo

Lai Lai Garden

Illovo Chinese restaurant in Illovo

The traditional décor sets the mood for an authentic dining experience basking in glorious Cantonese dishes and delightful Yum Cha. The atmosphere and cuisine invites social dining complimented by the friendly atmosphere and service. Enjoy whole baked fish pungent with garlic and ginger, crisp-skinned chicken or pepper beef and famous Yum Cha brunches brimming with a selection of dim sum. An average wine list compliments authentic cuisine and flavours at Lai Lai Garden in Illovo.

Mugg & Bean Total Illovo in Illovo

Mugg & Bean Total Illovo

Illovo Contemporary restaurant in Illovo

Mugg & Bean is a relaxed, cosy restaurant and coffee shop that is ideal for a family dinner, business lunch, or a catching up with friends over a delicious cup of coffee. It is renowned for its famous bottomless coffee and giant muffins. The extensive menu caters for everyone, including vegans and vegetarians. The breakfast menu has everything from a typical South African farm breakfast to New Orleans French Toast and a Designer Omelette. There is a variety of sandwiches to choose from, as well as gourmet burgers, salads and soups. There is also a large selection of traditional favourties such as lasagne, steak, chops and ribs. The special kids’ menu offers everything from potatoes, to steak to milk and cookies. It is sure to leave the little ones satisfied.

Pimento Bistro  in Illovo

Pimento Bistro

Illovo Grills restaurant in Illovo

Located in Oxford Manor, Illovo, Pimento Bistro delights patrons with a carefully selected menu and reasonable prices. Noted for concise service and delicious cuisine, the passion and quality is evident in every dish. The menu satisfies with delicious starters such as haloumi spring rolls, filled with haloumi cheese and basil pesto served with a strawberry reduction. Main courses such as the tender fall off the bone Lamb shank is slow cooked for hours in a white wine and lemon sauce served with mashed potato and seasonal roasted vegetable. And finally, the ginger liqueur pancakes, rolled with brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice, served with ice cream and drizzled with a hot ginger liqueur is a must try. Enjoy a zealous and realistically priced dining experience complimented by fabulous ambiance at Pimento Bistro in Illovo.

Rabbit in the Moon in Illovo

Rabbit in the Moon

Illovo Italian restaurant in Illovo

Rabbit in the Moon is a stunningly beautiful Italian restaurant that reminds more of a boutique than anything else. Bohemian colours and art pieces, together with a Tudor-style tent and a herb garden set the mood. The freshest ingredients are used to prepare wholesome dishes with a touch of flare and delightful freshly baked bread is always available. Upmarket Italian cuisine is the order of the day and panzerotti, bruschette and panna cotta are just some traditional favourites on the menu. 'Those who can see the rabbit in the moon, must be truly in love'.

Sophia's Bistro in Illovo

Sophia's Bistro

Illovo Mediterranean restaurant in Illovo

Looked upon with praise and renowned newspaper critique, Sophia’s Bistro embraces a modernised tone that leans more towards the simplicity of simple, handmade dishes created with freshness and personal care. Exuding a light and airy setting, lingering with aromatic aromas of freshly baked stone ground artisanal bread, diners peruse the menu enjoying the likes of fresh line fish, Sole, Scallops, linguine cartoccio – a seafood pasta lightly steamed in a bag and succulent Ostrich burgers and Lamb moussaka. Enjoy Sophia’s signature dishes such as stolen Lamb, veal and steaks or dig into a Meze Platter for two – brimming with dolmades (stuffed vine leaves), saganaki (fried halloumi) Lamb souvlaki and calamari, served with two dips (humus and taramosalata) and pita bread. Try seared Scottish Salmon with verde or chive Sauce - pan seared, succulently cooked, served with hand cut chips or lentil basmati rice and vegetables of the day for mains with a wine recommendation perfectly paired - Grangehurst Chardonnay. Lighter meal choices such as the Souvlakia - Lamb cubes with halloumi, cherry tomato and brinjal served with a side salad or hand cut chips hits the spot in all the right places concluded by ice cream with warm black cherries. Sophia’s Bistro embraces, quality, simplicity and modern trends refreshing bistro setting in Illovo.

Teta Mari in Illovo

Teta Mari

Illovo Mediterranean restaurant in Illovo

This elegant, upmarket eatery provides diners with classic fair with a gourmet feel. A bustling and relaxed atmosphere makes it easy to enjoy the original cuisine coming out of the kitchen. Israeli, Mediterranean and American-style food adorn the plates and the menu offers a variety of mouthwatering options for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Enjoy a sauntering lunch with a great bottle of vino in a laid-back stylish setting.