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La Fiamma

6 Reviews
Italian, Pizzas, Seafood
Phone Number 0129912152 Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 11am to 10pm; Sundays 11am to 8pm (live entertainment 4pm to 8pm)

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Details

Cost
R150 avg main meal
Food
Italian, Pizzas, Seafood
Corkage
R75
Cost
R150 avg main meal
Ambience
Bar scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Child friendly, Dinner, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, Takeaways, Vegetarian, Wheelchair

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Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Isiguzoro Oneyeoziri

Family run establishment with a playful home feel. Bring the kids along or a group of friends, and you can already feel the welcome from the door.

Food
The menu is expansively Italian, so there is quite a lot of Italian fare to choose from. Start with the Salmon Roulade, which is a salmon carpaccio filled with lemon zested cream cheese and basil leaves, topped with a citrus vinaigrette and served on a bed of fresh greens and fried capers. The zest and tingle of this on the palate gets you ready for the main dish. Ready to eat hearty? Then order the Bistecca Alla Fiorentina. This generous T-bone is roasted in their pizza oven, marinated with olive oil, garlic and rosemary. Credit to the chef, even when this is requested well done, unlike a classic bistecca alla Fiorentina, the steak is well cooked without being crusted on the outside. A side of mashed potatoes, butternut and spinach, rounds this dish off nicely. Indulge your senses by ordering a Tronco di Bosco, the chocolate contained therein is the kind of decadence on which to end your dining.

Drinks
The wine list is solid, and best of all, you can get excellent recommendations on what to have from the staff.

Service
The staff make you feel most welcome, and are attentive, and professional.

Ambience
On a cold winter night, a spot by the pizza oven would seem like it was made especially for you and can make forget about leaving. They have done a great job in creating an Italian feel to the place, with the retro Italian movie ads on the walls.

Best for...
The place is busy, but doesn’t feel packed, and the buzzy vibe makes for a great place whether as a family, a group of friends, or just a cosy couple.

(2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    We had the pleasure of dining at La Fiamma yesterday. Italian wine served with the most authentic food. Our waiter Thabo gave us excellent service, making our night truly special. Thank you for the treat. We will definitely return to this gem in Faerie Glen. Grazie
    Looking for that classic, yet simplistic, Italian charm? La Fiamma is without a doubt one of the best Italian restaurants in Pretoria. Every dining experience has been unforgettable - from the waiters that carry themselves with such class and ease to the relaxed and elegant atmosphere. Each dish is beautifully presented, and you can tell La Fiamma uses the highest quality of ingredients - perfect for that Instagram post. I'd recommend you try La Fiamma's slow roasted pork belly with a crisp glass of Chardonnay.
    A firm neighborhood favorite.Seafood pasta, loaded with seafood and wild boar pasta, paper thin melting carpaccio, some of the best thin crust pizza in Pretoria. Various specials on offer, a bacon wrapped rump topped with avocado and gorgonzola sauce, kabeljou in a light coconut curry sauce. Really themed tasting events, whiskey, gin and craft beer. Really good service and friendly management
    My boyfriend and I came here on a Saturday evening for a meal. I remember when this restaurant was still Pascali's, and the food was great even then, so I had set a high standard going on. We were greeted instantly by the lady at front of house, and shown to a lovely, warm and quiet spot near the pizza oven. The ambiance is enjoyable. it's busy but not packed and it buzzes but doesn't get loud. It was freezing outside, so the pizza oven was a welcome source of warmth! I had their salmon and vodka pasta, which was lovely and well balanced. If you're a smoked salmon fan, you'll definitely enjoy it. My boyfriend had the Maialino pizza, which was a bit sweet for our taste but nice and crispy throughout. The springbok carpaccio starter was a special of the day and to be honest, the highlight of the evening - highly recommended with a glass of red wine! One thing that stood out was the service. It really was excellent. Attentive without being pushy, and our waitress offered us some good recommendations and let us know about the specials. I will be coming back.
    My boyfriend and I went to La Fiamma on Tuesday for dinner. We were served by a wonderful waitor. Can't remember his name. All of the waiters were very helpful and accommodating. My boyfriend had the chicken liver starters which were delicious! I had the grilled calamari tubes starter, which was by far the best calamari I have ever eaten! I had the fillet steak for mains with roasted veg and potato wedges with the mushroom, cream and brandy sauce. It was absolutely to die for! Steak cooked perfectly. Veggies and wedges were delicious and sauce was amazing. My boyfriend had the rib-eye on the bone and added prawns. He said it was amazing! We then shared the lindt & amarula pastry dessert, which was the best dessert I have tasted in years! Amazing experience at La Fiamma. Great ambience. Lovely setting! Will DEFINITELY be back!!

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