As winter sets in it’s hard to beat an evening with good red wine and an authentic Italian meal… which is exactly what you’ll find at the new hot spot on Park Road. Piazza Italia opened it’s doors a couple of months ago and has received nothing but glowing reviews ever since – earning themselves a spot in the top 150 restaurants in Cape Town on Trip Advisor!
The décor is simple and homely – with red and white checked table cloths, soft lighting and deli style shelving along the walls, showcasing the authentic Italian ingredients they use in their meals. This is complemented by warm, welcoming staff and we were served by an incredibly accomplished waitress on our visit, who entertained us throughout the evening and gave each of us advice and recommendations on the menu.
I opted for two starters – the Burrata Sfiziosa (Burrata mozzarella wrapped in Parma ham) and The Aubergine Parmigiana. They were both absolutely delicious, beautifully presented and generous portions. I also snuck a bite or two from my friends and family at the table, and can highly recommend the Tortelloni Burro e Salvia (handmade large spinach ravioli filled with spinach & ricotta in a butter & sage sauce). The Secondi options include swordfish, steak, rabbit, lamb and mussel dishes; and there are a handful of typical Italian desserts such as Panna Cotta and Tiramisu too – so arrive hungry and dine in true Italian style, with a four course feast.