Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Port Elizabeth

Remo's

You really need to know this place is here, but luckily now you do. What was once a warehouse in a derelict area is now a snazzy cafe with an industrial-chic decor. Start with fabulous antipasti (starters), then del…
Top Choice Italian in Sea Point to Hout Bay

Massimo’s

There's pasta and spuntini (tapas-style small plates) on offer, but the wood-fired thin-crust pizzas are Massimo’s speciality – and very good they are, too. It’s all served up with warmth and humour by the Italian M…
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 charm with a trowel in his table-side presentations, but you…
Italian in Margate, Ramsgate & Southbroom

Trattoria La Terrazza

Ask for a restaurant recommendation in the area and the answer is overwhelmingly this Italian option. It has a popular meaty and pasta-heavy menu, including the likes of tender, grain-fed beef fillet and seafood suc…
Italian in Royal Natal National Park

Tower of Pizza

Yep, there really is a tower, where very good wood-fired pizza is prepared. Grab a table on the outside decking and enjoy the clean air and mountain views at this excellent place near the Drakensberg mountains. Be w…
Italian in Johannesburg

Il Giardino Degli Ulivi

Inside the hip 44 Stanley precinct, Il Giardino feels like a charming old-world trattoria, its leafy courtyard the backdrop to nourishing dishes at reasonable prices. Top selections: gorgonzola gnocchi, beef carpacc…
Italian in Durban

Spiga D’oro

It looks like a typical cafe along this very popular strip, but Spiga serves up hearty helpings of Italian food, including delicious pasta dishes. It also makes a great place to grab a cocktail or glass of wine. On …
Italian in Hoedspruit

Cala la Pasta

How a slice of Italiana found its way to Hoedspruit we’re not sure, but this place serves up authentic and quality dishes from the motherland. Try the pasta al forno (cream, mushrooms and ham baked in the oven with …
Italian in Bloemfontein

Bella Casa Trattoria

This efficient Italian trattoria serves lots of pasta choices along with pizzas and salads. It’s a cheerful, family-friendly place with a cosy indoors and ample courtyard seating at tables covered with blue chequere…
Italian in Swellendam

La Sosta

Once voted the top Italian restaurant in the country, La Sosta is something special. The beautifully presented food includes treats like butternut-and-truffle ravioli, homemade gnocchi and coconut panna cotta. Booki…