Caterina Bollini, who owns and manages the popular family-run restaurant with her parents, continues a tradition of best-quality eating that will turn anyone into a regular. If you manage to avoid the well-stocked deli groaning with supplies for you to create your own Italian triumphs, focus on a starter of plump mussels bathed in an aromatic white wine, tomato and fresh herb sauce – there simply couldn’t be enough lightly toasted bread to soak it up.
Follow with a succulent veal piccata in a lemon butter sauce, served with soft-centred potatoes with a crisp roasted flavour that will make your eyes roll back in delight, as well as beans and carrots. On your next visit, start with the crumbed artichokes and enjoy a decadent pasta main course such as the summer truffle tagliatelle. Traditional, expertly cooked dishes that include great vegetarian options are what keep patrons returning, even though it can get a little pricey.
There are only hits and no misses, including the dessert menu’s mille-feuille layers with custard folded into layers of puff pastry, or a lighter sorbet.
An extensive list of varied wines (suitably served with ice before you need to ask), spirits, cocktails (such as Aperol Spritzes, obviously) and plenty of non-alcoholic highlights, including a home-made ice cream milkshake and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Diligent and patient. Well-informed staff are invested in making sure you choose the right meal for the best experience.
Simple white tablecloths, recessed ceiling lights, a hearty buzz and a food-first attitude create a welcoming space with unfussy décor.
Anything from breakfast or lunch meetings to family gatherings and romantic trysts.
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Tortellini D'Oro is a wonderful, Italian restaurant. The owners run the place with so much warmth and love, it shows in their food. They make fresh and wholesome home-style Italian food so there might be some things on the menu that aren't at the run-of-the-mill Italian joints.
We save our visits to Tortellini for special occassions and we've thoroughly enjoyed every visit so far.
Service could be better but their food more than makes up for it. They use great quality ingredients (which shows in the price) and their food is tastier for it.
Do make a booking before going - they tend to quite busy especially on the weekends.
My favorite restaurant in Johannesburg. Food and service is impeccable
ISo, today we visited what used to be one of our fave neighborhood restaurants after church. On arrival rain was pouring so was looking forward to a nice spicy meal to keep the sinuses clear. I order the seafood pasta and asked for extra chili. Spoke w/ the waiter who said normally they don’t do it but will ask for special consideration.
I said fine, food came no chili, so I asked even after our discussion....you brought me this w/ no chili. And was like if you weren’t gonna do it, I woulda ordered something else! The owner then says “Don’t order that again”! I proceeded to say Ok! And gave her back her pasta. Maintained my composure as I was w/ the fam.
A thoughtful owner woulda explained better and asked if she could offer me something else instead of having a mini temper tantrum.
I used to like this place and frequent quite often, but the piss poor service today let’s me know they don’t deserve my coins. ima take em elsewhere.
Needless to say - this will be my last visit to Tortellini D’Oro.
Anna Rita Strydom
Traditional Italian food made with fresh ingredients, home made pasta and gnocchi.
Special thanks to Alec, not only does he know every single dish on the menu but his professionalism with guests is above average.
Don't forget to order the gelato it's the Best Italian gelato in SA.
Monique le Roux
Wow! Such an amazing little neighbourhood italian restaurant with delicious food! The service was great and one if the best pasta dishes i have ever had! Bit pricey - but worth every cent!