Gemelli Italian Restaurant

13 Reviews
Italian, Light meals
Phone Number 0105914333 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12noon to 3pm

Dinner: Monday to Tuesday; Thursday to Saturday; Sunday 5.30pm to 9pm; 5.30 to 10pm; 5.30 to kitchen stays open


Menu - Gemelli food Menu  - Updated February 2018 Gemelli Cocktail and drinks menu - Updated February 2018


R120 avg main meal
Italian, Light meals
R200 (wine) R400 (sparkling)
R120 avg main meal
Groups, Special occasions
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Dinner, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, Takeaways, Wheelchair

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Anna Montali

For starters your taste buds will excited by the Gamberetti – prawn tails prepared in a smoked tomato-and-basil salsa and accompanied by an avocado mousse and lemon aïoli – and the beetroot, pear and fig tartlet made up of a buttery pastry case topped with roasted seasonal beets, preserved pear, Weltevrede fig jam, gorgonzola crema and salty candied walnuts. Another hit is the spicy half chicken, which is sous vide and prepared in a garlic-and-chilli marinade. It’s served with duck fat potatoes and a rustic salad.

The warm chocolate brownie – made with 70% dark chocolate, almonds, dates, praline and Amaretto custard – is served with a vanilla gelato and is dessert heaven at its best.

There’s a great selection of cocktails. Local and international wines are also on offer, as well as craft beers and Stella Artois on tap. There’s also a fairly good selection of champagnes. Those who order by the glass, take note: it’s measured at 185ml.

Extremely friendly and well-trained staff.

Warm and welcoming with Italian type murals and soft finishing.

Booking is a must for dinner, but Gemelli probably isn’t the best option for a quiet romantic date night.


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User reviews

13 Reviews
    Food average and completely overpriced. Service excellent. Decor modern and beautifull. Corkage of R200 for one bottle of wine unacceptable.
    Decor and service was fantastic. Salmon fish cake starter average, Lamb Ragu good, Shellfish Linguine very bad - tomato sauce completely over powered the shellfish, cheesecake was good. R200 corkage for one bottle of wine. Generally overpriced - at these prices the food should be 5/5. Will not return. There are much better Italian restaurants in the same area.
    Shem ukutya kwalapha is worth all of the hype. Hayi jonga, bayapheka abapheki kwelakhitshi. Bekumnandi wena fish, wena steak, ndithi ne shank ne pork belly mntakabawo. Hayi shame ukuba ufuna ukutya okumnandi yiza apha.
    What a complete and glorious rip off. People are packed in with tables inches apart - can't chat as far too noisy. There are no table cloths or place mats on the grubby melamine covered tables. Cutlery is wrapped in a paper napkin and dumped on said table. Prices are exorbitant given the above: eg small ravioli parcels cost R170.....this is certainly NOT fine dining but fine dining prices are charged, with a kingklip being R350. Only had one beer (literally 1) in stock. Never again.
    Had the most stunning dinner at Gemelli's last night and can highly recommend this vibe restaurant for great evening of delicious food and drinks. The menu is varied and everyone at our table was blown away with their food so, if you're feeling like delicious pasta or a fab peri peri chicken head on to Gemelli's and you will be blown away! Make sure you book as it is busy!
    Best Italian I've had in a long time! Pasta's are to die for! Recommended!
    Most outstanding meal I have had in a long time
    Gemelli Cucina upped the Italian restaurnat game when they opened. Their pastas are delicious and freshly made. Their wine list hasn't disappointed us yet. The ambience is always pleasant and relaxing! There could be more vegetarian options though, I usually end up eating the same few things every time I'm there. Their menu is due for a refresh though, it would be a good way to keep the patrons coming back for something different,
    Even though the restaurant is pricey, it is by far my favorite in Johannesburg! I have tried a few dishes now but in particular the Antipasto starter and Lamb Ragu is unbelievable! Go as often as my bank account allows!
    Portions are on the small side - a given when the food is simply delicious! A slightly more expensive 'dine out' but worth it.
    Loved the lamb rump risotto. It was fresh and tastes great. I would definitely go back.
    Beautiful and vibey restaurant with standout generous portioned food. Had a seriously tasty calamari starter and the sublimely cooked pork belly main...Very tasty sllround despite a very bsy restaurant. If I had to nitpick it would be about the noiselevels in the restaurant, very loud. But ok, it adds to the trendy bistro vibe.

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