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 is one of our favourite restaurants. And we frequented often. However after being away for a while we were shocked to see prices increasing by almost 100% in the past 6 months. Our favourite Gorgonzola gnocchi has gone from R85 to R140. We will still eat there but far less often. I can understand though the owners cashing in on a great restaurant.
Lovely dining experience, delicious Italian and Italian fusion dishes. The host Alex took control and we were not disappointed. Ask for seating inside as outside seating is on a parking lot and inside is white light, airy and delightful. Definitely highly recommended !
It was a beautiful evening for my husband's birthday; the service was on point, the food delicious, I could not have picked a better place for the dinner. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates authentic Italian, delicious dishes!
The food at Cafe del sol is always exceptional. I can strongly recommend the risotto and the cheesecake-it is to die for! this is our favourite restaurant and we have been eating here for over 4 years! We will definitely be back soon!
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.