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Il Contadino

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Mediterranean, Modern
Phone Number 0109001363 Opening Hours

Monday closed; Tuesday to Saturday 7am to 10pm; Sunday 8am to 8pm

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Menu

Menu - Il Contadino Menu - Updated April 2018

Details

Cost
R145 avg main meal
Food
Mediterranean, Modern
Corkage
R100 (Wine) R150 (Bubbles)
Cost
R145 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Breakfast, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Wheelchair, WiFi

Location and contact

19 4th Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg, 2193

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Zanele Kumalo

Food
It would be silly not to start with what I feel is a core dish and popular starter. That if everything else were stripped and changed for a seasonal menu, they’d have to keep the bone marrow. A big chunky bone split in two serves a delicious, rich and buttery essence. Don’t skip it and share.

Lucky I’ve been enough times to know that the food isn’t always so but this visit, our favourite dish had been too generously doused with olive oil as was the beautifully cooked and tender pesto duck breast and mash with gremolata. Pleasing portions of pork belly, wild boar and other meats come from a sustainable and organic source.

The vegetarian though not vegan options are the most enticing I’ve seen from many restaurants – goats cheese souffle. pumpkin pancakes, spinach fritattas… For healthier indulgences the pastas and farm to table salads are still flavorful.

On a sweet note, ricotta stuffed chocolate and citrus beignets, home-made ice creams, tarts and sponges are a decadently worthwhile full stop to the meal.

Drinks
A job well done to feel challenged but not intimidated by a wine list but sample the cocktails too – all the currently prolific negronis and old fashioneds are there and expertly made along with some welcome surprises.

Service
The waiters are super friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive.

Ambience
An inviting and relaxing space but it can get really noisy when it’s full. The street side bar is a cute escape out into some fresh air.

Best for ...
a festive occasion or date night.

(2018)

 

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User reviews

9 Reviews
    Such an amazing little hidden Gem.
    The best butternut gnocchi in town!
    Really good evening. Excellent attentive sevice. We had a wide variety of the menu and no-one was dissappinted. Souffle was a close second to the wonderful Beignet for dessert. The vegetarians in the party were well catered and not an afterthought. Highly recommended
    I am a big fan of Il Contadino. It's really just ticks all the boxes for a Friday night dinner. The ambience is great and the staff are really incredible. And importantly, the food is great. The menu proves to keep everyone happy with a nice varied selection (covering your basics and catering for the more adventurous), as well as a daily menu included to keep things innovative and exciting. I'll be there on Friday night for sure!

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