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Apre's in Stellenbosch

Apre's

Stellenbosch Italian restaurant in Stellenbosch

Here you can enjoy high quality and authentic Italian food straight out of Mama's kitchen - or so it seems. The elegant and stylish interior speaks of Italy, and you can easily imagine that you're sitting in Tuscany, Siena or Sicily. Traditional Italian food gets served and you can pick an choose from the long list of pizzas and pastas that taste as authentic as they smell and look. A great, extensive wine list is available and the best coffee will end your meal. Apre's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 9 am until 9:30 pm. If it is a taste of Italy you are looking for, pop in.

Ashleys Continental Cafe in Tzaneen

Ashleys Continental Cafe

Tzaneen Italian restaurant in Tzaneen

Ashley’s Continental Cafe is a quaint, elegant restaurant surrounded by lush green gardens and fountains. Ashley’s is a fully licensed restaurant and serves breakfasts, gourmet sandwiches, exotic salads, pizzas, pastas, main meals and desserts and cakes. We also serve specialty coffees, smoothies, homemade lemonade or sangria by the jug. Ashley's has a seating place for 110 guests with the choice of being seated inside, on the veranda or outside below the trees. We are child friendly with jungle gyms and our new kids menu. Ashley's is an ideal restaurant for family get-togethers, ladies luncheons, business meetings or just a place to meet! It lends itself to an ideal venue for kids parties, kitchen teas, baby showers, company event dinners or small weddings. We proud ourselves on our friendly staff who ensure a fantastic dining experience is had by all.

Balducci's Ristorante in V and A Waterfront

Balducci's Ristorante

V and A Waterfront Italian restaurant in V and A Waterfront

Balducci’s Ristorante is nestled in Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront. Famous for its sublime food, attentive service, understated formality and fabulous view of Cape Town's working harbour and Table Mountain, Balducci’s prides itself with its fine food and extensive international award winning wine list. The ethos at Balducc’s is to provide outstanding food that is simple, clean and delicious, using traditional Italian recipes that have been modernised. Dishes are prepared using only the best ingredients, with passion and contemporary creative flair. Heavily influenced by Italian cuisine, there is also an Africa twist with dishes such as ostrich lasagne and carpaccio of venison. There is something for everyone, from gourmet pizzas to slow roasted lamb shank, from our delicious Balducci's House salad to freshly shucked oysters, as well as a Sushi Bar, where only the finest, freshest fish is served to a discerning clientele. Diners looking for something a little meatier flock to Balducci’s for our 350g, 28 day matured prime rump and prego roll, served on a freshly toasted roll with Portuguese chili sauce. Crisp linen, an award winning wine list and outstanding food with a sophisticated ambience makes Balducci's an absolute must for fabulous eating experience. Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 22:00 Sun: 11:00 - 22:00

Bella Gina in Goodwood

Bella Gina

Goodwood Italian restaurant in Goodwood

Bella Gina takes Italian to the next level and serves delicious meals accompanied by great service in a cosy atmosphere. Enjoy great woodfired pizzas and authentic Italian pastas like nocchi, linguini and spaghetti with a range of traditional and more interesting fillings and sauces that will tantalize the tastebuds. Bella Gina even serves mouthwatering seafood dishes; there really is something on the menu for everyone. Try the calamari tubes with a delectable lemon butter sauce. Bella Gina is fully licensed and offers a great selection of South African favourites to accompany meals. The restaurant is also child friendly and available for special occasions and functions. A great vibe, attentive service, a central location, good food and beautiful décor all add to making Bella Gina a definite must-try.

Caffe San Marco in V and A Waterfront

Caffe San Marco

V and A Waterfront Italian restaurant in V and A Waterfront

Caffe San Marco’s relaxed atmosphere, great views and Italian influence, as well its sidewalk location in the V & A Waterfront means patrons can sit back, sip on a gourmet cup of coffee and people watch. A truly Italian experience, Caffe San Marco offers patrons an authentic slice of that la vita e bella, or the beautiful life. Nestled in the bustling Waterfront, looking out over the harbour where the seals frolic and water traffic goes to and fro, Caffe San Marco’s menu is made up of a selection of delicious fare to satisfy and delight. Whether its breakfast, lunch, dinner, a light snack or a cup of the best coffee, Caffe San Marco has something to offer. Real Italian food, made the traditional way, each meal is freshly prepared and made to order. The beef carpaccio is one of the house specialities cut from the finest fillet, garnished with the finest salina capers. There are a range of pastas and salads made with authentic Italian ingredients. There is an extensive breakfast menu, served until 12pm, as well as a selection of gourmet sandwiches. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, Caffe San Marco offers an the best views, the finest coffees and fabulous food, while being the perfect place to watch the world go by.

Col'Cacchio in Century City

Col'Cacchio

Century City Italian restaurant in Century City

Col'Cacchio is a vibrant, modern take on the traditional Italian kitchen and serves up arguably some of the best Italian food. Originality meets rustic and familiar in this beautifully decorated spot in Canal Walk Shopping Centre. Start off with an Insalata (salad), and if you think this is a boring option, think again. Ingredients like rocket, roasted beetroot, roasted butternut, feta, crispy onions, pomegranate arils, green yogurt dressing, caramelized pear and loads more combine to form a wide variety of explosive flavours. The pizzas are woodfired, as pizza should be, and toppings range from the traditional like bacon, onions and mushrooms to the more exotic seven-hour lamb stew. A bambini (kids) menu is also available with some traditional favourites. The dessert menu does not dissappoint either and offers dishes like chocolate pizza with a choice of toppings, a Lindt chocolate trio, proudly South African malva pudding, white chocolate cheese cake and the old Italian favourite, tiramisu. This well-priced restaurant will not dissappoint and is a definite recommendation for those who love comfort food with a modern twist.

Dieu Donne in Franschhoek

Dieu Donne

Franschhoek Cosmopolitan restaurant in Franschhoek

Dieu Donne restaurant finds itself in Franschhoek, arguably, the culinary capital of the country. The Drakenstein mountain is a magnificent backdrop to the wine farm on which the eatery is located and thus sets the scene for tranquil lunch or dinner. The restaurant is housed in an underground cellar and promises patrons fine dining with its extensive menu and wine pairings from the farm’s own offerings. Dieu Donne is also a popular lunch venue. Guests soak up the best of the summer weather with al fresco style dining on the ground terrace while the lawn (with a sandpit near by to occupy the kids) is available for families who would like to picnic. Blankets are provided and the restaurant has a children’s menu. Dieu Donne delivers a ‘world menu’ which includes French Huguenot Provincial fare, with a unique combination of African, Asian & Mauritian influences. The open planned professional kitchen makes dining an interactive experience and adds to the energy that the restaurant exudes. A point of interest at this location is the micro brewery. Visitors are welcome to taste the beer the farm yields. Wine tasting is also recommended. Dieu Donne is also a prime wedding and function venue.

EAT in Hermanus

EAT

Hermanus Cosmopolitan restaurant in Hermanus

EAT restaurant is located in the tranquil Hemel – en- Aarde Valley of Hermanus. Living up to its name, this eatery encourages, if not demands that patrons do just that: EAT. Guests can choose to be seated indoors or enjoy sit back and soak in the spectacular views from the restaurant’s courtyard. Either way the atmosphere of the restaurant has upmarket and relaxed. EAT’s contemporary menu has a variety of items to suit every appetite. Try the Sweetcorn fritters as comfort food. While those with a more demanding palate will appreciate the Pear, Blue Cheese and Caramelised Cashew Nuts as an appetizer. End with a delectable dessert of Deep Fried Ice-cream with caramelised berries. The mains on offer caters for the not so hungry in the form of snack baskets, while the carnivores will certainly tuck into the Rib Eye or Rump steak selection without being asked twice. The restaurant offers some great entertainment in the summer months. EAT offers a relaxed setting that is wheelchair friendly.

Eight and a half on Canal in Century City

Eight and a half on Canal

Century City Italian restaurant in Century City

This Italian restaurant is set in arguably one of the most beautiful settings in Century City. Diners can sit in what feels like a real Italian piazza overlooking the tranquil waters of the canal surrounded by plants, trees and peace. The delightfully simple and rustic menu contains all the old favourites - with a modern twist. Diners are spoilt for choice and starters range from straight forward focaccia or calamari to more complex dishes such as the Carpaccio - pepper-crusted beef fillet topped with mushrooms, parmesan shavings and rocket. A variety of truly Italian pizzas and pastas are available and a combination to try is the 'trenette' pasta with calamari, mussels, porcini mushrooms, black olives and cherry tomatoes in a chilli, garlic, white wine and olive oil sauce. House speciality seems to be the fillet served with a reduced balsamic vinaigrette topped with rocket and parmesan shavings, the prawns prepared in a secret special Pernot sauce and the 'eight and a half pasta' with Italian sausage in a tomato sauce. This restaurant is open seven days a week from 10.30 am until 10 pm. Booking is advised.

Heaven in Hermanus

Heaven

Hermanus Mediterranean restaurant in Hermanus

A restaurant called Heaven. Perched with a panoramic view of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, one will certainly feel as if one is in heaven, and with the culinary delights on offer, one will have a taste of heaven too. The atmosphere and tranquil mood of the place it dominated by the stunning views of the valley. Guests will undoubtedly find themselves asking to be seated on the balcony with a glass of wine where one can just sit in awe of the surrounding beauty. Heaven offers the best of fine food. The menu has a Mediterranean feel with a choice of breads that are baked daily. Steak lovers will fret over choices like the French with Camembert and black cherries; Italian with caramelized onions, buffalo mozzarella and pesto or Greek with caramelised onions, feta cheese and roasted tomatoes. The Pavlova and refreshing melon and ginger sorbets come highly recommended for those who can’t live without pudding. Heaven’s menu changes every two weeks to ensure the inclusion of locally produced ingredients. Heaven also hosts private functions.

IL Bar Italiano in Groenkloof

IL Bar Italiano

Groenkloof Italian restaurant in Groenkloof

Located in the heart of Brooklyn, IL Bar Italiano is a friendly and relaxed eatery, beautifully decorated, with emphasis on fresh ingredients and quality cooking. The menu has an authentic Italian feel, with varied selections and diverse wine choices. For decadent food and fine wine, dine at Il Bar Italiano in Groenkloof.

il Paninaro  in V and A Waterfront

il Paninaro

V and A Waterfront Italian restaurant in V and A Waterfront

On the ground floor of the Alfred Mall in Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront, with a view of the bustling Waterfront il Paninaro Paninoteca e Spaghetteria overlooks an area designated for buskers, ensuring that patrons are treated to a wonderful variety of live entertainment, ranging from a marimba band to traditional African gumboot dancers. Whether it is a traditional cooked breakfast, a morning muffin and steaming hot cup of pure Arabica coffee or a more traditional Coppa Salute (fruit yoghurt in layers with muesli & banana) there is no better place to be to start of the day then the veranda of il Paninaro Paninoteca e Spaghetteria. And for a truly traditional Italian treat, the Cannoli is a house speciality – originating in Sicily, these tube- shaped pastry shells are deep fried and filled with a sweet, creamy filling; deliciously indulgent! This traditional Italian eatery specialises in light meals for lunch and dinner. With a range of over 20 paninis to choose from, there is something for everyone. Only the best breads are used, and fillings include: Parma ham, mozzarella and artichoke pesto on Focaccia bread; mozzarella, tomato and pesto on Grissone bread; grilled chicken, sun dried tomato pesto and rocket on Ciabatta bread. Pastas include a delicious homemade lasagne and a variety of pastas with fresh authentic Italian sauces. Alternatively there is a delicious selection of antipasti to choose from, and a wine list that includes both South African and Italian wines.

La Pineta in Stellenbosch

La Pineta

Stellenbosch Mediterranean restaurant in Stellenbosch

La Pineta is a charming eatery nestled in the Stellenbosch wine-lands. With a lovely bit of history attached to it, it’s difficult not to drawn to dine on the restaurant terrace and embrace the relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is located in the old “Louw se Bos” a pine forest where romantic picnics were once the order of the day. It is told that the forest had a very special quality in forging long lasting relationships. A visit to La Pineta is nothing short of captivating Guests will appreciate the versatile menu and unpretentious food on offer. With a range of starters, mains and dessert, La Pineta proves itself capable to catering for all tastes. Menu items include a great selection of starters to the likes of salads and delicacies like Brandy Flambe’ed Chicken Livers and Carpaccio of Beef. Expect traditional favourites for mains: Oxtail, Lamb Shank and Crispy Duck. With mouth watering desserts to complete the meal, patrons will certainly consider a second visit to La Pineta. Wine lovers will be happy to make a choice from the restaurant’s locally sourced wines while the cocktail menu will entice the young at heart.

Lucio's Pizzeria in Blackheath

Lucio's Pizzeria

Blackheath Italian restaurant in Blackheath

The original owner of Lucio’s, Claudio Merlo, grew the restaurant over 22 years and transformed it from a small seven-table establishment to a homely 140-seater Italian restaurant. This family atmosphere encourages guests to socialize and interact with the staff. Current owners, Bimba and Armando, have kept true the homely atmosphere created by Claudio. The mother-and-son partnership inspires family time and excellence in food and service. The menu consists of antipasti and salads, pizzas, pastas, pasts al forno and la carne. Starters include baked feta, carpaccio, chicken livers, chorizo, mushrooms, mussels napoletana, roated tomatoes and snails. There is a variety of pizzas to choose from such as the former owner-named pizza, Claudio Special, or create your own pizza with an assortment of toppings. Pastas include the well-known Alfredo to the delicious Crème Salmon. Pasta al forno are baked pastas which includes an all-favourite beef lasagne. For the meat-eater, try some tasty lamb cutlets or veal genvovese, and so much more. Enjoy the delicious meals along with a pick off the extensive wine menu. A family vibe with never-go-wrong Italian food.

Massimo's Italian Restaurant in Hout Bay

Massimo's Italian Restaurant

Hout Bay Italian restaurant in Hout Bay

Massimo’s is located in the tranquil setting of Oakhurst Barn in Hout Bay. Here you will find a bustling, cosy setting filled with laughter and the aroma of wood-fired pizzas in the company of warm smiles and friendly faces. Choose a Pizza Feast or a Full Italian Experience for a set price and enjoy as many mouth-watering pizzas as you can eat. Feast your appetite on fusion of flavours starting with a Green salad, dressed with olive oil & balsamic, toasted pine nuts and parmesan shavings followed by a selection of pizzas topped with Coppa Ham & Rucola (rocket), Duck & Pan-Fried Mushrooms and Banana, Ricotta, Honey & Almonds to mention a few. If you can still manage to squeeze in a little more opt for the delicious homemade ice creams and Tiramisu followed by Limoncello, an Italian after dinner drink made with local organic lemons and Biceri or a traditional Torinese chocolate liquor. Enjoy the selection of South African beers and wines, including some Italian varieties grown locally which make a superb accompaniment to your pizza.

 

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