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.
This our favourite restaurant in Gauteng. The staff are warm, friendly and accommodating. Despite the fact that one has to wait a week or more for a booking, they alway do what they can to try and fit you in. The place is a little gem hidden away from the mainstream stress of Jhb. The best food in Gauteng and such a treat to eat there. No wonder it was voted best Italian restaurant in Jhb. Thanks to Alessandro and all the staff for always making it such a pleasure to spend a meal there.
Coming to Cafe Del Sol for the first time is like finally realizing what you have been missing all the years at other Italian restaurants. The service is only surpassed by the amazing food.
This is definitely a place to add to our favourite lists. We will undoubtably be coming back here and will be brining friends!
Knowledgeable staff. Pleasant and helpful without being pushy. Excellent wine list with fair price range. Food selection wide and varied. The courses sampled were delicious and will certainly ensure a return visit.
We have been coming here almost from the start of this family restaurant and it has been a privilege to see Luciana and her children grow into the position that this restaurant commands today. It is heart-warming to see them achieve the awards they have achieved so far ... We await many more!
We have always been so impressed with the staff, the service, the food, the wine list and this is the reason that we keep on coming back time and again ...
Nona, well done! Your excellence is outstanding and awe inspiring. As a business owner, I bring my team here for inspiration. As is bringing clients here, it's pure pleasure.
Best restaurant in Jozi. We always feel special - wonder why? Maybe it's Alessandro? We brought friends from Australia and they we're made to feel so so welcome! Thank you again for an awesome evening keep on keeping on! We will travel wherever you move!
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!