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Al Dente is a traditional Italian neighbourhood restaurant in Pretoria. This small but exclusive restaurant promises the freshest and most tasteful Italian dishes to cater for every taste.

The menu is traditionally Italian, with a focus on pizza and pasta. Pizza specialities include the Italiana pizza topped with Parma ham, fresh mozzarella, basil and grana padano shavings a firm favourite.


For something with a South African slant, try the Salsiccia Africa with boerewors, garlic and chilli. The pasta menu is vast, spanning traditional favourites like carbonara to the ‘Veneta’ with gorgonzola cheese and pecan nuts.

Each day there is a ‘special’, usually a particularly interesting dish like mussel soup or veal melanzane. For something sweet and decadent, try the dessert pizza – chocolate and marshmallow on a pizza base with fresh strawberries on top!


The restaurant itself is charming and cosy with a relaxed atmosphere. The collection of Mona Lisa caricatures on the wall adds a quirky charm. There’s also an outdoor seating area for warm days and evenings, while in winter you’ll want to stay warm and toasty indoors next to the pizza ovens.




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.


-25° 47' 28.88''


28° 15' 12.17''
103 Club Avenue
Waterkloof Heights


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Food Served
Average Price$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - Late
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00
Take Out
Secure Parking
Child Friendly
Outside Seating
Smoking Section
Outside Catering
Load Shedding
Best for Pizza in Pretoria East
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