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V & A Waterfront Italian restaurant
V & A Waterfront
Alba Lounge, above the Hildebrand Restaurant offers visitors some of the best views in Cape Town. With 360 degree views across the harbour, the V & A Waterfront, Table Mountain and the City, this is a favourite spot for locals and visitors alike. Rain or shine, Alba Lounge is the perfect place to be, sipping on something cool and delighting on some of the delicious tapas treats that are on offer.
The Venetian inspired menu features a delicious range of classic Italian tapas with a modern twist. Visitors are invited to sit back and take in the scenery while feasting on such sumptuous morsels as smoked salmon, horseradish and dill crostini or Springbok, sage and apricot terrina. One of the chef’s specialities is the Umbrian sausage with peppers. There are also classic breaded mozzarella balls, Prosciutto San Daniele with melon, Ham on grilled polena and flash friend prawns. The fabulous selection of tapas is the ideal accompaniment for one of the many delightful cocktails on offer.
Alba Lounge is an upmarket tapas lounge. Luxurious and trendy, with out of this world views it is the place to be for a chilled drink and a light snack.
Bedfordview Italian restaurant
With subtle sophistication and an inviting, relaxed ambiance, Allora welcomes you to experience fine dining, Mediterranean style.
The pastas are home-made – a great example of how Allora creates a marriage of traditional Italian cooking methods with modern techniques.
A vibrant atmosphere with soft decor to put patrons at ease also blends together the best of the old with the best of the new. Allora gets the balance just right with the food, decor and the atmosphere. It presents a distinguished and refined front but with all the warmth and friendliness of a true Italian kitchen ensuring that any pretention is non-existent.
Take a memorable culinary journey to the Mediterranean at Allora.
De Waterkant Italian restaurant
Located in the bustling Cape Quarter is Andiamo. A trendy but traditional Italian restaurant and deli and a popular venue providing breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails.
The food is uncomplicated, harnessing the best that Italian cuisine has to offer from colourful salads to pasta and meat dishes. The deli is not to be missed, with more than 2000 local and imported options to select from.
With lots of outside seating, protected from the elements or cosy inside tables, Andiamo is a brilliant place to while away some hours with good friends and good food.
Illovo Italian restaurant
Assaggi is a truly authentic Italian restaurant that would have you believe that you are in the heart of Italy. Chef patron Luciana, believes that using only the freshest ingredients of the highest quality, and being actively involved in all aspects of the food preparations is the secret to Assaggi’s success, as can be attested by the crowds of regulars the frequent this Johannesburg eatery. The menu is simple and un-pretentious with traditional home cooked goodness.
Boksburg Italian restaurant
Azuri combines relaxed, unpretentious food with a touch of class. Here you will find pizzas, pastas, and even creative, imaginative salads. A great drinks menu complements the cuisine and has something for everyone. Enjoy a lazy meal with family and friends and find out why their motto, 'pizza to cure the blues', is just right.
V & A Waterfront Italian restaurant
V & 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.
Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 22:00
Sun: 11:00 - 22:00
Green Point American restaurant
Located along Somerset Road in Green Point, Beefcakes is friendly, fun and on the ball. The décor uplifts with colour and flamboyant attitude starting with pink Flamingo wallpaper, disco balls, feathers and a pimped pink piano patiently waiting on the next performance.
Step back in time and discover food that brims with fun, simplicity and indulgent pleasure with wildly entertaining and 50’s fun American burger bar ambiance.
The tongue in cheek menu twists and teases with burgers of all shapes and tastes and flavours even offering a ‘build your own burger’ to eager patrons.
Take delight in burgers such as Buffy the Hamburger Slayer’ - a gooey mound of bacon, cheddar and beef or the chili string of the Willy Burger.
Tables host perfect burgers, well priced wines and cocktails and infectious fun all topped by sequined cowboy hats and live entertainment nights such as ‘Drag Queen, Thursdays’, and ‘Bitchy Bingo, Tuesdays.’
Tamboerskloof Italian restaurant
The menu caters a mixture of fusion Italian and Portuguese fare in a relaxed setting.
Serving an array of delicious choices for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this trendy eatery offers and added bit of retail therapy-the perfect balance of indulgence.
A small vintage clothing shop adds character and timeless appeal to already trendy crowd along bustling Tamboerskloof in Cape Town.
Morningside American restaurant
With succulent speciality burgers and a tasty menu complimented by exotic classic drinks, Billy the Bums offers sophisticated ambience influenced by American culinary delights.
With a comfortably stylish setting and pleasant outdoor and indoor dining, Billy the Bums is a fun and intriguing place to enjoy Monday burger and beer nights or seductive exotic cocktails from the comprehensive menu.
Billy the Bums hosts a sexy and trendy approach to dining and drinking located in the popular Berea in Windermere Road.
Greenside Mediterranean restaurant
The décor warms with orange hues set in dark wood and beautiful fabrics set off by 70’s wallpaper.
Using the highest quality ingredients that inspire a wide variety of flavours, the menu entices with meze, tapas and antipasto in small yet hearty portions.
Start the day with the Big Breakfast Sofia Special for R25 including coffee and introduces Breakfast Balkanika - a Bulgarian breakfast including poached eggs, smoked Paprika, Hollandaise sauce, sautéed young spinach, plain yogurt and crispy toast.
The menu transports the palate on journey through South Europe, North Africa and the Middle East for a fusion of cultures and tastes that leave dining at Cafe Sofia nothing short of memorable.
Sandton Italian restaurant
Caffe Della Salute invites with soft, stylish and well balance décor and a selection of the finest food around flattered by true Italian hospitality.
Mouth watering options spill off the menu specialising in pasta, pizzas and ‘design a breakfast’.
Diners peruse the menu spoilt for choice and tantalise with the signature dish - Pasta Snob - pasta with chicken and avocado in a rich white sauce.
Another take on pizza is the Pizelle, deep fried pizza dough with various filings.
Come and experience a taste of Italy, modern yet classic and bustling with delicious meals prepared the old fashioned way.
Brits Mediterranean restaurant
***Chefs restaurant offers international cuisine with a middeterenean touch in various settings surrounded by beautifulle gardens. We can serve for up to 80 guests in conference or gathering session, but as restaurant you and we'll be happy with 30/40 guests. Starting with an early mountainbike ride or gamedrive with breakfast in the private Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve up till supper in the Boma or Lounge; 24/7 here's where the good life starts.
Cape Town City Centre American restaurant
Cape Town City Centre
Clarke's offers a range of American dishes, accompanied by craft beers and a small wine list. They work hard to use the best quality ingredients including meat from Bill Riley Meats, and it really shows in their food.
Open Monday and Tuesday from 07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday to Friday from 07:00 - 02:00
Saturday 08:00 - 02:00
Stellenbosch Italian restaurant
Col’Cacchio Pizzeria is set at the Simonsplein Centre, a vibrant location at the centre of the university town of Stellenbosch. The eatery offers a selection of pizzas, pastas and salads that is a cut about the rest when it comes to variety and versatility.
In keeping with a European feel, the restaurant opens onto a quaint courtyard with a fountain for dining outside on laid back, true Capetonian – style days. The indoor section is inviting with its rust coloured and art filled walls, creating a relaxed atmosphere where good food can be enjoyed to the maximum.
Expect a selection of as much as fifty pizzas to choose from, each with their own Italian name and signature crisp thin base. Choices range from the traditional to the gourmet. Col’Cacchio is certainly a treat for the health conscious as many of the menu offerings are endorsed by the heart foundation. Patrons that are allergy sensitive will be suitably impressed with the wheat-free varieties on offer. Furthermore, the restaurant chain is committed to procuring organic ingredients where possible.
Popular, rather exotic, menu choices include the Tre Colori with smoked salmon, sour cream and caviar, and the Fantasia with caramelized onion, Brie, and sesame seeds. The restaurant also has an award winning wine list.
Century City Italian restaurant
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.
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