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 Post subject: Re: Anybody Eaten at Ciao! yet?
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:31 pm 
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Great to hear that the Selati (or whatever name now) is now doing well. Also glad to hear that it is doing lunches - a lot of people want lunches and they used not to do lunches.

The last evening meal I had there - a couple of years ago - was not great in terms of service or food.

Look forward to trying it sometime - sounds great.

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody Eaten at Ciao! yet?
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Thanks to all for the feedback. Will definitely visit there next time we're in Skuks. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody Eaten at Ciao! yet?
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Kaapsedraai wrote:
SurfCindy mentioned something about the service, but I know that some of the staff was in training, so some growing pains. Ask for Excellence - great waiter.

A suggestion - get your table, place your drinks order and meals and then go and sit in the aircon train coaches, especially when it is a hot day. Once the meals are ready, the waiter will come call you - so, a really great way to relax while waiting for the food.


Could definitely have been Kaapsedraai, whilst they weren't able to answer some questions, all the staff were very friendly and pleasant to deal with.

Love the suggestion, am definitely going to try it out on our next visit. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody Eaten at Ciao! yet?
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Glad to hear the positive feedback :clap: :clap: :clap: :mrgreen:

Wood fired Pizza is always a hit with me :mrgreen: Will definitely be trying a lunch when I am at Skukuza in March, don't think I could tear myself away from my evening braai 8)

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Too bad. There's a sign in reception advising that Ciao is closed until further notice!!!


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Too bad. There's a sign in reception advising that Ciao is closed until further notice!!!


Very sad news billh! :(

We had dinner there on 12 January 2014, and had a lovely evening! Great food, as well as great, very friendly service! We were a party of 32 people, and each and everyone was very satisfied with their food and the service was excellent, especially if the amount of people to be served was taken into account! :dance: :dance:

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Dear 'Mites;

SANParks can definitely confirm that Ciao Restaurant, formally Selati Restaurant in Skukuza, has been closed until further notice. We apologies for any inconvenience caused to our valued patrons during the closure of this service. SANParks is working hard to restore this service.

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Any reason for the Closure? All the customer feedback suggested that things were going well. :|

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Any date for reopening? It's only 3 weeks to the closure of the restaurants, then what's going to be available.

Could it be to do with the takeover being done incorrectly?

Hope it reopens soon, we were hoping to have a meal there during our upcoming cricket trip.

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Thanks for the report Les.
Sure there will be an update when one is available.

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody Eaten at Ciao! yet?
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I was there on 27 Jan'14 and had a lovely meal, but was surprised to find different Management there - CIAO 's own management. There was some issue which I think is not proper or my place to share, but when I returned to Skukuza 2 days ago, I found restaurant closed and I walk in and found the previous Management there again. It appears the matter is a sensitive one and just hope it can be resolved soon.

The reason why I walked in, was that I shared with both the different managers the importance of them keeping an eye on the Forum as they will get valuable feedback from passionate and loyal customers. I shared with them how to access and what they should be doing as well as they need to treasure the privilege of having a restaurant at such a historical location. :hmz:

Must say, I was looking forward to a meal on my last night at Kruger after 12 days, but I settled for a rump and boerewors on the braai in front of the tent with bottle of the red juice. :D

Just feel sorry for all the mites that were looking forward to a meal and enjoy the historical place. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody Eaten at Ciao! yet?
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Does anyone know if the restaurant has reopened yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody Eaten at Ciao! yet?
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it was still closed 2 week ago :x

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There is an ongoing court case between Sanparks and the former manager of the restaurant which presumably must be settled before any changes/re-opening can occur. :?

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