Italian in Southern Suburbs

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Smart and stylish, Blanko offers Italian dishes that go far beyond the standard pizza and pasta offerings. The lamb dishes are very good and there's plenty for vegetarians, including the superb wild mushroom and goat cheese orzo. The carefully curated wine list features a number of bottles from the Constantia Valley.

On Sundays, the lawns are transformed into a kids' area, with bouncy castle and dedicated child minders.