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Bella Luna Restaurant in Struisbaai

Bella Luna Restaurant

Struisbaai Italian restaurant in Struisbaai

Perched along the beachfront, Bella Luna makes the ideal spot for lazy breakfasts, lingering lunches and romantic dinners soothed by roaring ocean and starlit African sky. The mouthwatering menu caters for all palates, from hearty breakfasts to delicious pizzas and tantalizing dinner menu. Sundowners can be enjoyed alongside colourful cocktails watching the trailing sun set over the ocean or a bottle of wine on the terrace.

Bella Venecia in Strand

Bella Venecia

Strand Italian restaurant in Strand

Conceived July 1982, Bella Venecia seduced the palate with their famous handcrafted pizzas, created and inspired from their diverse stay in Italy. With their warm, homely atmosphere and mismatched décor, Bella Venecia boasts the best wood-fired pizzas in the whole of Helderbey. The dough freshly made every morning, the toppings layered and spread generously. Alongside pizzas, the menu boasts various pasta dishes with emphasis on good food and a relaxing attitude that spills over onto the ambience inviting patrons to sit back, relax and enjoy the vibe.

Cafe Pescado in Simons Town

Cafe Pescado

Simons Town Grills restaurant in Simons Town

With a loyal following paying homage to the talents and fare of Cape Pescado, locals gather here paying testament to the great food and superb atmosphere, which is further enhanced by the live music on selected nights. Knowledgeable staff on hand guide diners through the menu to ensure the perfect selection is made with choices ranging from Peri-Peri Chicken Liver pan-fried in a Peri Peri salsa with savoury rice for starters followed by delicious Pescado Prawns pan-fried in Lemon butter and a temptingly bold desert of Chocolate Mousse decadence served with Ice Cream or Cream. This brilliantly social venue makes every diner feel truly welcome. Cafe Pescado is an excellent spot for tasty seafood and a great atmosphere.

Capones Pizza in Fish Hoek

Capones Pizza

Fish Hoek Italian restaurant in Fish Hoek

“Cosa Nostra, Coa Modo” – “Our thing, our way” defines what Capone’s Pizza do. Authentic, original, thin-based pizzas, crispy and delightful combined with fresh ingredients and flavours. Delight the palate with a crispy Johnny Fox pizza dressed with butternut feta and red onion or a Kid Twist topped with chorizo, peppadews, avocado, chilli and garlic. Kick start the palate with fiery Al’s Arrabiatta drenched in marinara sauce pan-fried with anchovy, olives, chilli and garlic with Penne Rigata. At Capone’s Pizza patrons can enjoy fresh pizza, pasta, burgers, deserts and sauces made on the premises with delicious side grills and salads.

Casa Labia in Muizenberg

Casa Labia

Muizenberg Italian restaurant in Muizenberg

Recently restored to its former glory, The Casa Labia is not only a Venetian inspired national monument, but also the location of the Casa Labia Café, a new addition to the False Bay coastline. Located on the Main Road, teetering on the St. James and Muizenberg border, views from the Casa Labia extend over moody blue waters from the dappled sunlight of a beautiful courtyard. Inspiration for the café menu is drawn from the Labia family’s Italian heritage and their passion for South Africa. Italian classics are made unique to the environment by using local ingredients with emphasis placed on sourcing fresh food for the daily menu, which changes according to the seasons.

Ciro's in Gansbaai

Ciro's

Gansbaai Grills restaurant in Gansbaai

Ciro’s has been around for over a decade and is still one of the most popular restaurants in Gansbaai. The flavourful food and efficient service has guaranteed that Ciro’s will always be a great dining experience. Fresh line fish from the harbour of Gansbaai, precisely cooked seafood dishes and the best South African meat are what is to be expected at this cosy fisherman’s cottage. For true South African hospitality and cuisine, Ciro’s can’t be beaten. The hosts, Piet and Bettie Smuts, are passionate about Ciro’s and the well-being of their guests. They also provide a transport service to and from your lodgings – how is that for personal service? Hours: Lunch - 12 noon to 2 pm, Monday to Saturday; Dinner - 6 pm to late, Monday to Saturday. Please call for further information and bookings.

Closer in Muizenberg

Closer

Muizenberg Vegetarian restaurant in Muizenberg

Located in the middle of Palmer Road in Muizenberg, Closer is a purely vegan restaurant and welcome addition to Muizenberg Village. Its fresh and artistic modern interiors speaks of their attitude towards their food, which uses only meat, egg, refined sugar and dairy free ingredients yet bursts with flavour. Cow’s milk is replaced with oat, soya and rice milk, making Closer’s smoothies all the more delectable. Daily specials are written on a chalkboard, enticing customers in with their organic ingredients and interesting flavour combinations.

Cocos Island Grill and Cocktail Bar in Hermanus

Cocos Island Grill and Cocktail Bar

Hermanus Grills restaurant in Hermanus

Cocos Island Grill and Bar is one of the best restaurants to visit when you want to appreciate the spectacular view Hermanus has to offer. The restaurant overlooks the ocean and distant mountains all the way to Gansbaai. The relaxed and casual atmosphere is enhanced by couch-type seating in certain areas. The restaurant and bar are open seven days a week, 365 days a year. The service is always of high standard and consistent, making it a popular place to eat out. The cuisine is varied with an island influence and a bit of South Africa sprinkled on top. The menu covers everything from finger foods to a full a la carte menu. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and so Cocos offers health and traditional options with the possibility to add extra to your dish. Sit down and have a quick bite with the extensive list of salads, nachos, toasties, burgers and casual meals. A basket of poppers is always a hit. Mains consist of grill options and seafood options. Spoil yourself with a dinner of sticky pineapple chicken, ended with a banana split – while enjoying the different types of cocktails available. The bar offers their own beer and the whole ambiance changes over the weekend with an upbeat and lively DJ starting off the dance floor on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 pm. Cocos offers exceptional views, comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, great food and a great vibe to enhance every day of the week.

Europa in Hermanus

Europa

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

Be mesmerised by the stunning view and do a spot of whale-watching while having a bite to eat the Europa in Hermanus. This seaside eatery is a day restaurant with a Mediterranean feel. Menu items range from light meals and tea time treats to great seafood. The restaurant is lively and friendly and boasts a view of the harbour.

Fabio's in Hermanus

Fabio's

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

Experience Italian hospitality at Fabio’s. Located in the heart of Hermanus, with St Peter’s church as part of the picturesque backdrop and the sea at its doorstep, this genuine Italian eatery is popular venue for locals and visitors alike. The ocean view from the Peroni deck on the sidewalk allows diners to people - watch in true European style, creating a relaxed and trendy mood. The menu offers a selection of pizzas, pastas, meat dishes and fish, all prepared in the Italian vernacular. Guests would do well to keep an eye on the specials blackboard for the chef’s latest experimental dishes (that often land up on the menu as a permanent fixture). Signature dishes include the Seafood Lasagne and the Parma Rock Pizza (Parma ham and Rocket) that is served on a thin crispy base. For dessert the Tiramisu is a decadent indulgence. The wine list comprises a host of local offerings from the Overberg region as well as some Italian wines to round off the dining experience. The restaurant also has a deli which sells a range of imported pastas, coffee, filled pastas and olive oils for those who want to take a taste of Italy home with them.

Gansbaai Saloon in Gansbaai

Gansbaai Saloon

Gansbaai Grills restaurant in Gansbaai

Situated on the Main Road in Gansbaai, this cowboy-western themed bistro and pub is a good choice for the hungry. Walk onto the wooden deck, where you can watch the people and activities of the town, through authentic saloon doors and into the restaurant and bar. The Gansbaai Saloon menu has your typical bistro and pub meals with burgers, steak, egg and chips, and other regulars like schnitzels and kiddies meals. The food may not be your 5 Star cuisine but it fills the gap and tastes good – even if it is your regular ol’ Joe. Although this is a family friendly establishment, I wouldn’t recommend keeping the children out late at the saloon. Things liven up at night and the bar is especially busy. Look out for live entertainment nights and continuous specials offered. Please call for further information.

La Barra in Hermanus

La Barra

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

La Barra is an extension to Paradiso on the Hermanus Village Square. The historic building has been transformed into a cosy and intimate enclosure with a rustic interior of wooden tables and wine barrels. La Barra leads onto the Village Square and all the activities and ocean views that go hand-in-hand with it. The wood-fired pizzas are the most popular item on the menu with interesting toppings such as sunflower seed and blue cheese. The Italian cuisine is the ultimate comfort food! The salads and pastas are of generous portions and are all great tasting. There is a small local wine list plus a fully stocked bar. La Barra continuously offers fantastic drink and pizza specials. Look out for happy hour! Please call for further information.

Organic Alive in Muizenberg

Organic Alive

Muizenberg Organic restaurant in Muizenberg

Organic Alive delivers a come-as-your-are ambience greeted by friendly staff and eat as much as you like buffets. With delectable organic creations on display such as organic coconut curry and wild rice or organic salads, chutneys, nuts and variety of home-baked breads, this little piece of wholesome heaven serves simple foods designed to heal. The venue is simple and does not boast much in terms of scenery, but the impressive buffet for R40 is enough to entice the palate into staying while exploring the garnished market filled with organic delights.

Paradiso in Hermanus

Paradiso

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

Paradsio restaurant, located in Walker Bay, offers visitors Italian at the sea-side. The authentic feel and welcoming atmosphere ensures that Paradiso is frequented by Hermanus locals and holidaymakers alike. The restaurant is housed in an old fisherman’s cottage. The sandstone walls and original wooden floors gives the eatery a very individualistic character. The open plan kitchen is another unique feature to Paradiso and allows guests to witness the bustle of the kitchen. The menu is mostly Italian but with some South African influence and does well catering for all tastes. Pizzas are thin based and made in wood burning ovens. Over and above the traditional toppings look forward to exciting combinations like Chicken, Dijon crème fraiche and avocado and Double Smoked Ham with dried Fig and mint. There are also pastas and salads to choose from as well as some seafood like the Trio of Prawn Platter. The wine list has a local selection but there are specialty Italian wines for those who want to go all out Italian. Take advantage of the outdoor seating on those warm summer evenings.

Rossi's in Hermanus

Rossi's

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

Noted as the oldest operating restaurant in Hermanus (since 1985), Rossi’s presents honest, unpretentious food in the form of pizzas, pastas and steaks in one of the town’s original fisherman’s cottages. Rossi’s is a vibrant family friendly restaurant. Guests will enjoy watching the open plan kitchen and the hive of activity that goes on there when seated indoors. The décor is simple and welcoming. One can also elect to sit outside and take in the view of the stunning Overberg mountain on warmer days for more al fresco style dining. Expect good value for money and menu options for kids. There is a selection of pizzas and pastas on offer. The house speciality is the ‘Rossi Pizza’ while the wood oven baked Line Fish is a must for fish lovers. The restaurant is fully licensed and has a small selection of locally produced wines which are most affordable. Rossi’s meals are also available as takeaways.

 

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