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Chef Giorgio Nava puts his culinary skills in Italian cuisine to the test by heading the Carne SA. Known for its fondness for meat, the restaurant does well at delivering it in the right way to customers. Reasonably priced, the menu has a lot of side dishes that are prepared in a simple way so that they don't steal the show. The flavors and aromas at Carne SA are irresistible. Don't hesitate to try this place out.
Originally home to horse stables and slave quarters, the building now houses one of the city's up-market restaurants 95 Keerom. This restored place retains its walls and its original architecture. The interiors are ultra-modern, chic and pleasing, with open seating upstairs. Have a romantic dinner or celebrate in one of the rooms below. The food compliments the place with fresh ingredients being used from the owners' Karoo farm. Serving authentic Italian food, with flavors suiting each palate along with oven fresh bread, salads, homemade pasta, raw and cooked carpaccios and special Italian wines. The liquid-centre white and dark chocolate soufflés are a must try.
Bardelli's on Kloof Street, Cape Town, is an ideal authentic Italian restaurant in every sense - full of gusto, passion, family, garlic and romance. A small restaurant, Bardelli's is a hidden gem tucked away in the big city, but its warmth and flair are unmissable. The restaurant is decorated in authentic Italian style, and the fireplace is perfect for winter nights. Their pizza is made the Italian way and is rumored to be the best in the city. It is the perfect place to catch up with a friend, enjoy a family night out, or a candlelit romantic date complete with rich red wine. -Annchen Marais
Ristorante Posticino is one of the most popular Italian restaurants situated on Main Road at Sea Point in Cape Town. It was started over 15 years ago by owners Gioacchino and Enrico. The restaurant takes pride in serving authentic and tantalizing Italian dishes such as pizzas, pastas, salads, desserts and much more. You can stop by to savor all the scrumptious items on their menu on Mondays to Sundays from 12.30p to 10p.
Burrata can found in the Old Biscuit Mill of Cape Town. It serves Italian-inspired dishes, handcrafted pizzas and interesting mains which are accompanied with a superbly selected wine list. The restaurant is known for its attention to detail and their authentic handmade pizza oven, which was built in Italy. Along with great food the restaurant has trendy interiors. These are inspired by the eateries of New York and bring their glamour to Cape Town.
Zibaldone is situated by the lake's edge at the Tygervalley Waterfront in Bellville. It is owned by Roberto and Adriano Pietrella. They have taken their Italian roots and extensive knowledge of restaurant business to create a truly memorable dining experience. Their menu showcases dishes that strike a wonderful balance between wholesome, traditional and quite often rustic Italian food. Some of the noteworthy dishes on their menu include Spaghetti Gamberi, Veal Saltimbocca and Ossbuco.