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Bella Anima

Cost
R100
Ambience
Family friendly, Local cuisine
Food
Italian, Vegetarian
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
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Critic's review

Food
Italian food is reputed to be one of the most vegetarian-friendly cuisines in the world. From eggplant and zucchini to beets and artichokes, the range of vegetables used in preparing some of the most loved Italian dishes are as tasty as they are rich in colour and nutrition. This restaurant, aptly named Bella Anima, which means ‘beautiful soul’, is a celebration of all that is Italian and vegetarian, a delightful culinary combination.

Try a beetroot carpaccio as a starter: roasted beetroot with red onion, rocket, parmesan, vegan pesto mayo and olive oil and balsamic mix. Or for an even livelier-looking plate, opt for the bruschettisima trio: marinated brinjals and capers; peppers and olives; and tomato and basil, all three served on bruschetta. While the pizzas (with gluten-free and banting base options available) are probably some of the best in town, the melanzane parmigiana is a sure win – there is no better way of preparing brinjal, after all.

A dessert of moist vegan carrot cake seals the victory: this isn’t just a meat-free Monday spot. It’s an any-day-of-the-week, all-round great food spot.

Drinks
Having only recently acquired their liquor licence, a more comprehensive wine menu is still to be expected. For now, satisfying enough are the house wines, Vino di Cassa Rosso and Vino di Cassa Bianco – two easy-drinking yet exuberant Italian red and white wines – as well as a small selection of local vinos and sparkling wines.

Service
Staff are effusive and courteous on the phone and in person, and parking is easy to find in this centre.

Ambience
Warm with predominantly wooden furniture and brightly painted walls, the restaurant is an invitingly intimate space, whether you choose to dine outside or inside.

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(October 2017)

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User reviews

  • Great little restaurant, food is absolutely delicious.
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  • The food is just amazing the menu has so many options for vegans and vegetarians you can spend hours eating their and the waiters are great people and they make you feel at home this is by far my favorite restaurant I have been there 5 times and I will be there again very soon
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  • The food and the staff are amazing! Plus they are quite flexible with their meal options. My sister and I have an obsession with their Avo and Haloumi anything! Especially The Avo & Haloumi Wrap, Avo & Haloumi Salad and Margarita with extra Avo & Haloumi! Our favorite desserts have to be the Raw Chocolate Tart and Carrot Cake. Definitely a must on anyone's To Do List!
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi

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