Top Choice Italian in Sea Point to Hout Bay

La Perla

This eternally stylish restaurant, with its waiters in white jackets, has been a fixture of Sea Point’s promenade for decades. Enjoy something from the menu of pasta, fish and meat dishes on the terrace shaded by st…
Top Choice Tapas in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Chef's Warehouse & Canteen

Hurry here for a delicious and very generous spread of small plates from chef Liam Tomlin and his talented crew. Flavours zip around the world, from a squid with a tangy Vietnamese salad to comforting Coq au Vin. If…
Top Choice Spanish in Sea Point to Hout Bay

La Boheme

Although you can stoke up on espresso and their delicious tapas and light meals during the day, La Boheme is best visited in the evening, when candles twinkle on the tables and you can take advantage of their superb…
Top Choice Italian in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Pesce Azzurro

Tuscan-born chef Andrea Volpe turns out delicious rustic Italian pasta and seafood dishes at this casual joint well patronised by locals. The mussels and crayfish here are excellent. Round off the meal with grandma'…
Top Choice Italian in Sea Point to Hout Bay


They do pasta and spuntini (tapas-style small plates), but it’s the wood-fired thin-crust pizzas that are Massimo’s speciality – and very good they are, too. It’s all served up with warmth and humour by the Italian …
Turkish in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant


You can always rely on this atmospheric Turkish joint that’s a little piece of Istanbul in Cape Town. Make a meal out of their delicious meze, both hot and cold, or try their kebabs.
Italian in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

95 Keerom

Bookings are essential for this chic Italian restaurant, with an olive tree the centrepiece of the 1st floor. Chef-patron Giorgio Nava lays on the Italian accent with a trowel in his table-side presentations, but yo…
Lebanese in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Loading Bay

Hang with the De Waterkant style set at this spiffy cafe serving coffee with ‘microtextured milk’ (it’s heated only to 70°C) and bistro-style dishes such as crispy bacon and avocado on toast. Book for their Thursday…
Greek in Gardens & Surrounds


There are few places more romantic or relaxing for a meal than Maria’s on a warm night, when you can tuck into classic Greek mezze and dishes such as moussaka on rustic tables beneath the trees in the square. There …
Italian in Southern Suburbs

A Tavola

This spacious, classy neighbourhood joint, with walls hung with photos of people tucking into food, makes a near-perfect Caesar salad, as well as delicious pasta and other mains. No wonder the people are smiling in …