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Saint Restaurant

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Pizzas
Phone Number 0105945888 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 11am to 11pm

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Details

Cost
R100 avg main meal
Food
Pizzas
Corkage
No BYO
Cost
R100 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Special occasions
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Beer served, Dinner, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Kate Liquorish

Food

Saint, like its brother restaurant Marble, is an opulent concept restaurant. At Marble the focus is on live fire cooking, while here it’s centred on Italian cuisine with a bit of an edge or, in the words of chef David Higgs, ‘We have made Italian our way. Crazy, beautiful and true to us.’

At Saint they’ve created a culinary playground in which traditional ideas are given wonderfully eclectic and whacky twists, but they seem to be trying to do too much and so sometimes fall short. Stick to the more ‘classic’ dishes and you won’t be disappointed.

The signature Neapolitan-style pizzas are fantastic – 00 flour for the base, formed into shape by hand rather than using a rolling pin and baked in a 485°C wood-fired oven for 90 seconds to give it that signature charred crust. The simple margherita with fresh mozzarella and the pepperoni are the way to go. When it comes to the pastas, once again less is more – the tagliatelle carbonara with pancetta, cauliflower and parmesan is rich and delicious and the ricotta gnocchi with a leek and parsnip purée, salsa verde and leeks is delicate and delightful. If you’re opting for something from the grill, the fillet of beef with a sweet and salty mustard caper sauce, charred long-stem broccoli and pearl onion is just the ticket.

Finish with either the orange and Campari cake with Campari ice cream and pistachio or the affogato.

Drinks

The wine list is extensive and beautifully curated by award-winning sommelier Wikus Human – a good mix of local boutique wines, imported Italian gems and serious showstoppers for special occasions. Talk to Wikus or one of his team members for fantastic pairing recommendations that will elevate your dining experience. Also recommended are the signature cocktails – some sophisticated, some a little frivolous, all are great.

Service

Top-notch, starting with warm smiles from the hostesses who are there to meet you, greet you and take you to your table. You’ll then be treated to exceptional service and attention from the waiter team who are well versed in the menu and know how to make you feel special.

Ambience

Over the top and wonderfully so – a visual feast. 3D projectors map out artworks on the pressed dome ceiling and across the bar, floor-to-ceiling glass gives onto Sandton’s bustling streets, and the open-plan kitchen, decked out with imported, top-of-the-range pizza ovens mosaicked in gold, offers a good dose of kitchen-theatre entertainment. There’s something to delight at every turn and no expense has been spared – it’s dazzling.

Best for…

Celebrations, romantic dinners, and business lunches and dinners.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

8 Reviews
    Impeccable service and excellent food plus a great experience
    Impeccable service and outstanding food
    Such a bad first time experience. A booking made in advance, with 3 confirmations made via call and email for a table of 16. When we arrived 2 separate tables were reserved and to top it off with the reservation we paid a deposit of R250 pp and given bar tables not tables for eating. Pure unprofessionalism from both the manager and waiter. Utter nonsense as a paying customer to experience a disappointment for a birthday party. Sure not to come back
    How disappointing! The absolute worst experience ever! Terrible booking process.
    The most enjoyable thing about Saint is the game-changing decor and ambiance. There's a sense of theater as you walk in. The hostesses are immaculately dressed, the large open space is buzzing with chatter and the stunning idea of projected art is at play on the roof. However, the seating itself is uncomfortable. The service is a little lacklustre compared to the image the establishment projects. But most importantly, the food is a tad on the pricey side for what you get. The pizzas are good but I've had better Neapolitan pizzas in Johannesburg for much less the price. The vegetarian pasta with kale is the best dish for vegetarians on the menu. However, the portion size is sparse compared to the price you pay. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of Saint and I know you pay for the experience as well as the food but there needs to be more emphasis on the food and service and a varied menu with maybe one or two more vegetarian dishes.
    Gorgonzola/pear salad terrible, could hardly taste and find the cheese more shredded cabbage then anything else. Pizza’s very average, size ok. Drinks overpriced. Expected so much more, disappointing. Tables outside very small. Bread offered didn’t taste fresh wasn’t warm also salt in a small bowl not very hygienic in my opinion. Wouldn’t go back in a rush. On the positive side our waiter was very friendly and attentive at all times.

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