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7 Hottest Italian Restaurants in Cape Town

Looking for the best Italian Restaurants in Cape Town and the surrounds? Look no further, as we dive into the restaurants that you must check out if you love italian cuisine.

I am yet to meet people who don’t find pasta and pizza delicious, provided the Italian cuisine is authentic and is inspired by Italy through and through. Cape Town, with its many and amazing restaurants has no shortage of Italian restaurants that will make you fall in love with Italian cuisine, let’s dive right in.

Best Italian Restaurants in Cape Town


This restaurant specializes in Italian food, serving a variety of traditional meals that are sure to satisfy anyone who loves Italian flavors.

Their food is delicious, like their Cousins Pasta, which is their famous signature dish, the Black Tagliolini Allo Scoglio Seafood pasta, the Tagliatella Della Tina and more.

To go with their meals, the restaurant offers some great wines and delicious cocktails, that go well with their cosy space.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two or a night out with friends, Cousins Italian Restaurant is a great choice for delicious Italian food in Cape Town.

Cousins is located at 3b Barrack Street, Cape Town.

Pic: Cousins

Scala Pasta/Bar

Scala Pasta/Bar is a great place to enjoy Italian food, the menu at this spot is exciting, and brings the classic dishes, as well as new ones that you definitely should try out.

On the menu, you can expect their Signature Carbonara, Rigatoni coal-roasted amatriciana, Bottoni, lemon mascarpone, seafood bisque, charred octopus and more, and we love that their dishes are for sharing.

Vegetarians and vegans are also catered for, and can have dishes that they too can enjoy.

Scala Pasta /bar is located at 81 Church Street, Heritage Square, Cape Town.

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Villa 47

Villa 47 is a sophisticated Italian restaurant that offers an authentic Italian dining experience, with a menu that celebrates the diversity and richness of Italian cuisine.

The restaurant is split into three sections: Villa 47 Gin Bar, Locanda restaurant, and Pierino Penati, which is a fine dining experience. The Gin Bar offers an impressive selection of over 47 gins and Italian-inspired cocktails, while the Locanda restaurant serves up hearty Italian dishes in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere.

Pierino Penati at Villa 47 is where they offer exquisite and refined Italian cuisine prepared by world-renowned Chef Theo Penati. With its impeccable service, elegant décor, and exceptional food and drinks, Villa 47 is the perfect destination for a romantic dinner, a night out with friends, or a special occasion.

Villa 47 is located on 47 Bree Street, Cape Town.

pic: Villa 47

Nonna Lina 

Italian eatery Nonna Lina serves delicious traditional Italian dishes, which are produced in the restaurant using the best and freshest ingredients.

Their food is delicious, and includes antipasti, handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, seafood main courses and more.

Nonna Lina is the perfect spot for those Italian dish cravings, and their portions are quite generous, which is amazing.

Nonna Lina is located at 64 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town.

The Woodlands Eatery

This restaurant in Cape Town is a great one to enjoy authentic Italian food.

The restaurant is renowned for its warm and friendly setting, and the menu offers a selection of delicious meals that are influenced by both regional and global cuisines, which are prepared using ingredients that are both fresh and locally produced.

Some menu items that you should check out include their wood fired pizza, their peri peri prawns and their lamb pizza which is a fan favourite.

Their laid-back vibe is perfect for enjoying a meal with your friends or family, and it is located at 8 Breda Street, Gardens, Cape Town.

Pic: Posticino


Posticino is a very popular Italian restaurant in Seapoint, their thin and crispy pizza bases, are super delicious. If you are a pasta lover, they have you covered as well. Their Alfredo and their Alla Nor are a must try, if you like your pasta creamy.

With its delicious food, welcoming atmosphere, and reasonable prices, Posticino is a must-visit for anyone looking for an authentic Italian dining experience in Cape Town.

Posticino is located at 323 Main Rd, Sea Point.

Magica Roma

Magica Roma is the place for fresh Italian cuisine, cooked to perfection and packed with flavour.

The food is freshly prepared, and their menu includes dishes like Ravioli Alfredo, Penne Al Forno, Linguine Carbonara and more.

Magica Roma is located at 8 Central Square, Pinelands

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