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Alba Lounge in V & A Waterfront

Alba Lounge

V & A Waterfront Italian restaurant in 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.

Allora in Bedfordview


Bedfordview Italian restaurant in Bedfordview

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.

Andiamo in De Waterkant


De Waterkant Italian restaurant in De Waterkant

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.

Assaggi in Illovo


Illovo Italian restaurant in Illovo

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.

Azuri  in Boksburg


Boksburg Italian restaurant in Boksburg

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.

Balata Restaurant at The Fairway Hotel in Randburg

Balata Restaurant at The Fairway Hotel

Randburg Fine Dining restaurant in Randburg

Balata Restaurant invites you to a culinary feast boasting fresh produce and great attention to detail. Overlooking the famous Randpark Golf Course, diners can enjoy the tranquil surrounds and tantalising flavours of exceptional breakfasts, Sunday buffet lunches, a la carte dinners as well as special fine dining occasions. Pamper the palate with Thai prawn and papaya salad, Orange braised pork belly or Sweet chilli glazed free range duck. Sounds mouth-watering? It certainly is! And if you haven’t tried the Marbled Chocolate Torte and Mini Fondant for dessert, you are certainly in for a pleasant surprise. Offering a variety of seating arrangements, vibrant décor colours and modern fireplaces, Balata Restaurant is famous for its outstanding breakfasts. Light business lunches are equally popular, but Balata will certainly is known for its exquisite fine dining under the leadership of Executive Chef jean-Pierre Siegenthaler. Using the freshest produce available, all meals are served with great care and attention to detail.

Balducci's Ristorante in V & A Waterfront

Balducci's Ristorante

V & A Waterfront Italian restaurant in 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. Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 22:00 Sun: 11:00 - 22:00

Beefcakes in Green Point


Green Point American restaurant in Green Point

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.’

Beleza Restaurant in Tamboerskloof

Beleza Restaurant

Tamboerskloof Italian restaurant in Tamboerskloof

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.

Billy the Bums  in Morningside

Billy the Bums

Morningside American restaurant in Morningside

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.

Cafe Miam in City Bowl

Cafe Miam

City Bowl Fine Dining restaurant in City Bowl

Cafe Miam, formerly known as MiamMiam is an upbeat, club-style restaurant and function venue conveniently located in the bustling City Bowl area. This beautifully decorated and outfitted venue boasts a comfortable but elegant atmosphere - the perfect setting for corporate events and private parties. Cafe Miam operates from early until late and this fine-dining experience is a must-try. Try amazing sushi platters, succulent chicken kebabs and other lip-smacking bar snacks. Also be sure to try your hand at one of the specially prepared mains by a very experienced executive chef. Cafe Miam is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 am until 22:30 pm.

Café Sofia in Greenside

Café Sofia

Greenside Mediterranean restaurant in Greenside

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.

Caffe Della Salute in Sandton

Caffe Della Salute

Sandton Italian restaurant in Sandton

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.

Chefs in Brits


Brits Mediterranean restaurant in Brits

***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.

Clarke's Bar and Dining Room in Cape Town City Centre

Clarke's Bar and Dining Room

Cape Town City Centre American restaurant in 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


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