The 2012 winner of Best Italian Restaurant. Sensational food served in an unpretentious, modern setting has made this eatery a firm favourite. They make stuffed ravioli (try the artichoke), gnocchi and basil pesto every day. The relaxed atmosphere belies their absolute precision and passion. (Eat Out magazine 2014)
The menu offers a wide range of modern Italian dishes, and not-to-be-missed specials. The traditional Nonna’s light, fluffy gnocchi pillows in a subtle dolce di latte Gorgonzola and walnut sauce are sublime. The cheesecake is a must try, so save some room.
The wine list offers an eclectic selection with a combination of classic, easy-drinking wines as well as contemporary brands.
The service is top-notch and attentive without being disruptive. The maître d’ sets the tone with his enthusiasm and knowledge.
Owners Ryan and Chiara have managed to create a cosy and whimsical space with an elegant yet relaxed feel. Décor is modern and minimalist white with splashes of red and black.
Café del Sol is not your typical Nonna’s restaurant, but offers gourmet dining that embodies the essence of traditional Italian flavours and hospitality. (NM, October 2012)
It's a relaxed place, but the entire experience is executed with absolute precision and passion. The décor and open-plan kitchen are inspiring and inviting. Cafe del Sol stands out because of its consistency and the fact that everything works together to give a complete dining experience. A neighbourhood favourite for mid-week dinner. The gnocchi is always light, as it should be; also order the tender stuffed calamari.
I have been going to Café Del Sol since they opened their doors over six years ago. It has become a firm favourite amongst myself, my friends & my family. The food is always delicious, the service always fantastic and their gnocchi is the best you will find in the country! If you are looking for the perfect Italian food mixed with all things awesome then I highly recommend this restaurant.
Been meaning to try Cafe Del Sol for years - it's been perfect timing and a perfect evening! Will be back soon! Amazing all round - exquisite cuisine, wonderful company and a relaxed, tangible ambience!
Fantastic meal - excellently prepared with an incredible selection of wines to go along with it. The rack of lamb is a definite must-try. But please don't kid yourself and please book! Be sure to ask for Alessandro to take care of you.
Not a single thing on the menu or the night's specials, that wasn't incredible. We all ordered starters, main and desserts and all had some of everyone else's. Food was just spectacular. The taste and the presentation. The host and the staff were just top notch as well. Such a weird place for it be, but you feel so good when you leave.
So hard to believe that it has been a year since I discovered this gem of a restaurant in Olivedale. Fabulous food - everything from their innovative starters, mouth watering mains and exceptional desserts make it very easy to go back for more. In addition to the food, the service can not be faulted, exceptional staff all round!
What was supposed to be a quick lunch, turned into a food experience never to be forgotten. I tried the gnocci to compare it to others I've had and even with a "normal" (which I don't anything is here) alfredo sauce, the little dumplings were out of this world. The service was prompt and very friendly (Thank you, Blitz). Thanks to a conversation about gnocci with the owner just before we left, we had to buy Locatelli's "Made in Italy". Yet another restaurant that will definitely see us again.