Gauteng Italian Traditional Restaurants

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al Fiume in Hennops River

al Fiume

Hennops River Italian restaurant in Hennops River

al Fiume - Italian for 'at the river' - has all the ingredients for a great restaurant: a beautiful setting on a shady wooden deck on the banks of the Hennops River at the peaceful River Place Country Estate and a restaurateur with a passion for food, as well as the experience to ensure outstanding levels of service.al Fiume serves food that lives up to our definition of quality: the season's best, cooked with skill and passion and presented with a minimum of fuss.The cellar at al Fiume is stocked with a diverse choice of Italian and South African wines. The selection includes everyday drinking wines and wines for special occasions; wines from some of South Africa's best-known estates and unusual wines from smaller estates.al Fiume is a restaurant for all seasons: long, lazy summer days on the wooden deck; bright spring days when the first signs of green are starting to appear on the trees overhanging the river; bracing winter days when you might want to work off your meal with a brisk walk over the bridge and cozy autumn days when you can sit snugly in the restaurant and watch the falling leaves floating down the river. al Fiume was voted one of South Africa's Top 10 Romantic Restaurants by the prestigious Wine Magazine.Visiting this beautiful country restaurant is a must.

Amarcord in Illovo

Amarcord

Illovo Italian restaurant in Illovo

This refreshingly simple Italian restaurant is situated in the popular Illovo Centre and serves up mainly North Italian cuisine from the Emelia-Romagna region in North-East Italy. The food is delightfully authentic and dishes like Tagliatelli al Ragu which is a traditional bolognaise and pasta parcels stuffed with well thought out ingredients are served. A great beverage and wine list is available and the menu is well priced and extensive. A sure treat if you love your Italian.

Bosco Ristorante Italiano in Rivonia

Bosco Ristorante Italiano

Rivonia Italian restaurant in Rivonia

Bosco Ristorante epitomises everything that is glorious about Italian food.A truly family-run restaurant, only the finest traditional Italian dishes are served. Wood-oven baked pizzas, home-made pastas, succulent meat dishes and the freshest seafood all contribute to the fantastic menu, which takes on a contemporary spin, keeping up with the times.The award-winning wine list compiling South African and Italian wines and knowledgeable staff will enable you to select the perfect wine to complement your meal.Food is the backbone of the Italian way of life. A sentiment that Bosco Ristorante celebrates in style!

Bottega in Parkhurst

Bottega

Parkhurst Italian restaurant in Parkhurst

An unassuming sandwich/Italian deli-style restaurant, Bottega has grown in popularity since its opening and the trend looks to continue. And it doesn't end at the food, Bottega boasts an extensive wine list as well as a range of whiskies and cigars. The service is friendly and attentive without being intrusive and the decor is charismatic to suit the ambiance. Bottega ticks all the boxes when it comes to a truly satisying dining experience.

Café Picobella Trattoria in Melville

Café Picobella Trattoria

Melville Italian restaurant in Melville

This attractive restaurant boasts an interesting interior; the distressed walls compliment the beautiful pressed ceiling and original wooden floors that exude a warm Tuscan feel. Dine alfresco on the elevated terrace wrapped in stylish wrought irons railings ejoying a hearty breakfast or languid lunch, and by night enrobed in romance, the terrace seduces with dimly lit lanterns. The menu oozes Italian country style, with starter of roasted butternut and gorgonzola pot - butternut with sage, gorgonzola and black mushroom served in a puff pastry pot. For seafood lovers, try the calamari stuffed with a spicy combination of braised lemon, tomato and risotto rice. Traditional Italian starters, try the Anti Pasti platter available in both meat and vegetarian options. Main course calls for the Pork a la Milanese (crumbed pork chops with mash) or a famous Café Picobella pizza, baked in a very stylish mosaic clad pizza oven. Conclude the meal with a Tiramisu or the Polenta Orange Cake highly recommended for dessert. Café Picobella Trattoria is a truly memorable dining experience in relaxed surrounds perfecting for soaking up true Italian culture.

Cattle Baron Centurion in Centurion

Cattle Baron Centurion

Centurion Steakhouse restaurant in Centurion

Cattle Baron offers a variety of truly South African cuisine and does not fail to deliver on quality, quantity and affordability. This steak ranch offers a wide range of meats, served with rice, baked potato or chips, and the famous complimentary creamed spinach and sweet butternut. Vegetarian pastas and a vegetarian platter are also available to non-meat eating guests, and on top of this, Cattle Baron offers a really cool kids menu filled with great dishes and awesome dessert options.

Cattle Baron Little Falls in Little Falls

Cattle Baron Little Falls

Little Falls Steakhouse restaurant in Little Falls

Cattle Baron offers a variety of truly South African cuisine and does not fail to deliver on quality, quantity and affordability. This steak ranch offers a wide range of meats, served with rice, baked potato or chips, and the famous complimentary creamed spinach and sweet butternut. Vegetarian pastas and a vegetarian platter are also available to non-meat eating guests, and on top of this, Cattle Baron offers a really cool kids menu filled with great dishes and awesome dessert options.

Ciro Umberto in Douglasdale

Ciro Umberto

Douglasdale Italian restaurant in Douglasdale

Securing a large Portuguese and Italian following and live entertainment on Thursday’s followed by Sunday’s in true continental fashion, Ciro Umberto entices with tasty delights. Try the Prosciutto di Parma - thin slices of Parma ham served on melon wedges for starters or the calamari - either grilled tubes or Cajun grilled tubes with lemon butter or fried rings with tartar sauce. Mains offer choices such as roast Lamb - with roast potatoes, vegetables and mint sauce, Circo Umberto also secures reputation for delicious pizzas in town. Dine indoors next to a winter log fire or alfresco, at this relaxed and traditional restaurant in Douglasdale.

Die Bosvelder Pub and Restaurant in Centurion

Die Bosvelder Pub and Restaurant

Centurion Steakhouse restaurant in Centurion

Die Bosvelder is a restaurant and pub which offers a unique experience where the traditional South African lifestyle can be enjoyed. Die Bosvelder is true to its name. Wooden furniture and a unique African feel await the diner.

Gema Trattoria and Pizzeria in Johannesburg and surrounds

Gema Trattoria and Pizzeria

Johannesburg and surrounds Italian restaurant in Johannesburg and surrounds

The décor speaks of character and charm, pressed ceiling and wooden floors and good old Italian ambiance. Enjoy a variety of dishes and traditional thin based pizzas cooked in a wood burning oven or specialities such as linguine cartoccio, lasagne, artichoke, tripe, lamb stinco and game meat when in season. Gema Trattoria and Pizzeria satisfy the palate with traditional Italian cuisine and welcoming ambiance.

Karoo Cattle and Land in Sandton

Karoo Cattle and Land

Sandton Steakhouse restaurant in Sandton

Located in Fourways, Sandton, this steakhouse boasts black cobra polished walls and fittings, large glass doors and window, and an interior laden with heavy leather chairs, seating booths and balcony views. Peruse the extra-large steaks and full rack of ribs for larger appetites, bobotie, pies, boerewors, and chicken. Side dishes compliment succulent grills and include chips, baked potato, vegetables and onion rings with a salad buffet brimming with variety. Dessert calls for traditional Malva pudding, jelly, custard and tipsy tart. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Karoo Cattle and Land Steakhouse caters for hearty appetites.

Karoo Cattle and Land - Parkview in Garsfontein

Karoo Cattle and Land - Parkview

Garsfontein Steakhouse restaurant in Garsfontein

The decor is trendy, with black Cobra-polished wall finishings, large glass doors and windows, plus heavy leather chair and booth seating. Best view in the house is from the balcony overlooking the lush greenery of the Pretoria suburbs. Dessert is “lekker South African” malva pudding, jelly and custard and tipsy tart. Karoo also opens for breakfast. If you prefer to cook your meat at home they also sell a range of well matured products. Karoo knows its meat: extra-large steaks and full racks of ribs for larger appetites, bobotie, pies, boerewors, and chicken. Side dishes include chips, baked potato, vegetables and onion rings. There's also a salad buffet with a variety of salads which you can have for free if you buy a main course. Kids can eat selected items on offer at half price.

La Scala in Sandton

La Scala

Sandton Italian restaurant in Sandton

Warm and inviting, the interior blends traditional with elegance in beautifully setting that oozes romantic and classic dining. The views from the villa balcony sets forth a fantasy inspired by the eloquent streets of Tuscany, the menu seduces with fine Italian cuisine and suited wines warmed by irresistible deserts. For antipasto, try the Carpaccio di Manzo - finely sliced fillet of raw beef drizzled with extra virgin olive oil with shavings of parmesan, mushroom and celery. Delectable Linguine Gamberetti is layered with queen prawns and shrimps in a spicy cream sauce and finally, the most perfect Crème caramel, a homemade classic concludes the meal. La Scala Restaurant transcends an ordinary dining experience into something beautiful and classic, with a hint of romance overlooking the streets of Tuscany.

Lambrusco's Italian Dining in Northcliff

Lambrusco's Italian Dining

Northcliff Italian restaurant in Northcliff

Serving lunch and dinner, the menu entices with freshly baked ciabattas and a selection of delicious fillings alongside generous pastas and pizzas. Dine alfresco on the veranda or within the comfortable interior. Pizzas and pasta choices provide plenty to choose from with recommendations such as the Linguine Salmone – a sophisticated combination of smoked salmon, caviar, cream, chives and parsley, and the Spaghetti Prosciutto with lime, rocket capers and olive oil. Pizzas vary from the standard Regina (ham and mushroom) to more exciting combinations like the Palmanova with avo, brinjal, olives, blue cheese, bacon, garlic and chilli. Meat lovers indulge in traditional favourites like the Veal Marsala, Melanzane Parmigiana and Mussels in a creamy white wine/garlic sauce. Pop into Lambrusco’s Italian Dining for hearty lunch or dinner, true to Italian dining and hospitality.

Nonna Mia's in Johannesburg

Nonna Mia's

Johannesburg Italian restaurant in Johannesburg

Enjoy traditional italian favourites at Nonna Mia's - simple food made with the freshest ingredients. Beautiful long wooden tables adorn the restaurant gibving it an informal, warm and vibey feel. Ciabattas, fresh olasagne, delicious canneloni and their famous square pizzas can be found on the menu, as well as an array of other culinary treats. Nonna Mia's does catering for events as well.

 

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