Try out: Modo Mio


Modo Mio is nice little Italian gem around the corner from us in Craighall Park. It’s a small restaurant but very open and lovely. At night it is very cosy and romantic as you can see below. TIP : If you go now you will be welcomed on a carpet of Jacarandas.

Here are their contact details:

Shepherd Market 339 Jan Smuts Avenue Craighall. Tel no: 079 343 6729

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    November 24, 2011 at 11:19 am

    This post just made me so hungry!!! Would love to try this when in JHB – sure will be seeing you in Dec when you at the de Villiers’ place in Cape Town – Ben and I will be staying across the road 🙂 xxx

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    November 25, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I can’t wait! 🙂

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    November 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Went there on Tuesday night – best Italian food I’ve had in Johnannesburg!!

    But a warning: the place is not waterproof. There was a massive storm on that night and I had a drip directly over my head! Still had a lovely time!

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    December 6, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I need a contact number for them to make a booking…

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    January 22, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Contact number?

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    February 4, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I want to make a booking for tonight – 4 February 2012 for 8. Why is your phone number not listed

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    February 8, 2012 at 8:30 am

    […] of nice things for your significant other? or maybe just your cat? ; ) In the spirit of love  MODO MIO (the nice place I went to the other day) is kindly giving away a R250 voucher for one of you to […]

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    April 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

    nice venue. food is average at best but pleasant for a quick bite out. the owner / manager really need to stow his attitude. we were having a super evening until mark decided to take our order. he is condescending and rude. Rather leave it up to the waiter, he was friendly and pleasant, you can learn from him.

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    May 1, 2012 at 10:47 am

    With a few tweaks this place would be my new favourite restaurant. bad: girls toilets were apparently horrendous and my girlfriend decided to walk to colony arms rather (that’s saying something); the waiter showed me his hand when i asked if i could order wine and told me to wait; ordered sparkling water 3 times before taking one that was put on an empty table (presumably for us but as the waiter’s head was up his own arse, he probably thought the empty table needed it more than us), manager used his hands to put ice in a glass after digging in his ear (i’m not too fussy on that but just pointing it out), never got offered dessert, never was asked how the food was which leads me onto good: my meatball pasta was lovely, well seasoned and of decent portion size relative to the price however some of my guests were left a bit disappointed but as they decided not to say anything – that is their decision. overall, it’s the little things and yes, i’m nitpicking but it is a really great place that i’d love to go back to but those sodding waiters need to learn that silly rehearsed jokes do not make up for poor service and cleanliness and hygiene are of the utmost importance – especially when everyone can see everything.

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    Website Design
    May 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Awesome food and ATMOSPHERE…
    Very nice service too..

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    Isla Moffett
    October 7, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Had dinner on Friday night – mark took our booking told us we needed to be out by 8 cause hE was full, when we left T 8 there were 3 empty tables. Food was Good, had Corgette and caprese salD, followed by A pizza and spagetti with a bottle of beyerskloof. Final bill big for the ‘ambiance’ – I found the service poor, We were not aSked at any point how our food was, the main courses were not served together and quite frankly mark was more interested in chatting to his buddies about st joHns colleGe and rodean then he was about his paying diners. 8/10 for food, 0/10 for service and attention. Be careful, dinerS do not like being ignored – no matter how quirky the environment or good the food, you will loSe clients because of attituDe of yourself and staff.

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