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Ritrovo Ristorante, Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria East, Pretoria / Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa restaurants

Ritrovo Ristorante

Shop No.2
Waterkloof Heights Shopping Centre
103 Club Avenue
Waterkloof Heights
0181

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Street Smart  Sunday: Open for Lunch only
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 - 22:30

R130.00 - R230.00

Take Out Secure Parking Outside Seating Disabled Smoking Section Functions Load Shedding Main: Italian
Other: Seafood, Contemporary
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Picture Ritrovo Ristorante in Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria East, Pretoria / Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa Ritrovo Ristorante was established in March 1995 as Pretoria’s pre-eminent Italian restaurant nestled at the top of the Waterkloof Ridge, with panoramic views from picture windows overlooking the diplomatic belt. Co-owned by well known father and son team Giovanni and Fortunato Mazzone the restaurant has established a reputation as a haven for gourmands with its award winning cuisine and unparalleled wine list and 8000 bottle wine-cellar. These factors have ensured that Ritrovo is consistently rated by all the major food publications as one of South Africas most desirable dining destinations.

The restaurant has an elegant main non smoking dining room seating 75 guests and two private dining rooms. The deluxe room has a state of the art AV system unparalleled in SA capable of hosting functions of any nature including conferences and seminars for up to 40 people.
Picture Ritrovo Ristorante in Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria East, Pretoria / Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa The private wine cellar can accommodate up to 23 diners in intimate stylish comfort. The deli next door is used as a funky informal bistro with food served from the main kitchen in an exciting cosmopolitan and rustic ambience seating 50 persons. This is complemented by a bourgainvillea shrouded outside terrace dining area.

The food is classic Italian but with a contemporary slant. Food presentation is uncomplicated, stylish and modern with the freshest seasonal produce appearing on a menu that changes with the seasons. Specialties include large varieties of unusual carpaccios, fresh seafood and shellfish, hand made pasta and crisply crusted chateaubriand style fillet. Ritrovo offers a meal that is an experience, in an ambience that is special, with the personal touch of old school restaurateurs taking care of your every need.

Awards and Honours received by Ritrovo Ristorante
Picture Ritrovo Ristorante in Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria East, Pretoria / Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa - 2015 Rossouws Diners Club Restaurant Guide 5 star award (only Italian restaurant to receive 5 stars in South Africa)
- American Express Platinum fine dining award every year from 1999-2015
- Diners Club Diamond Award for the finest restaurant wine list in South Africa 1996-2014 (18 consecutive awards)
- Brass Plaque of the International Gastronomic association of the Chaine des Rotisseurs 2012
- National Tourism Grading Board 5 Star Graded
- First Restaurant in South Africa to be awarded the prestigious “Platinum Star Award” from the - SA Tourism Grading Board Authority.
- First Restaurant in Tshwane Metropolitan Area to receive internationally recognized 5 star grading
- First Restaurant in Tshwane to receive an audited hygiene grading to international specifications
- Dine Magazine with Diners Club and Wine Magazine “South African Top 10 Restaurants” 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Chef Fortunato Mazzone appears as a feature celebrity chef at local and international food shows. Guest slots on BBC Food, Kyknet, SABC 2, SABC 3, Radio 702, Radio Today, Cape Talk, DSTV and Radio Jacaranda presenting various food programs

Directions

Map Ritrovo Ristorante in Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria East, Pretoria / Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa

From Johannesburg - Take the N1 Pietersburg highway. Take the Rigel Avenue offramp. Turn left into Rigel Avenue and carry on for 2.8km. Go through 2 yield signs and at the 3rd stop street turn right into Eridanus Street. As you go up the hill in Club Avenue, the Waterkloof Heights Shopping Centre is on your right.

Latitude
-25.7915451827796
-25° 47' 29.56"

Longitude
28.2535582780838
28° 15' 12.81"