Marie-Lais EmondOpen from breakfast to dinner and all the options in-between, seven days a week. A wonderful spot for casual meetings, with film/TV people working on scripts, poets communing and other chefs relaxing. This place is so popular; is it because of the balcony for people spotting; the simple but beautifully prepared Mediterranean dishes; or the calmness of the very pleasant owner? Recommended for a lazy, long lunch. My most comforting dish is a chicken salad, lavishly prepared with a huge piece of warm, tender chicken nestled within. The homemade pesto dishes have many fans, as do the butternut and sage lasagne and the salmon pan-cake of spring onions. Fairly simple dishes made with care.
Great food! Great bread snacks. Awesome vibe. Great ice cream and chocolate sauce. Terrible service.
Take a head of lettuce - don't even bother to chop, quarter a tomato, add a few slices of onion, a few wedges of tasteless cheese and a few olives. Charge a customer another R8 for a few slivers of cucumber - and call it an Italian salad.
Add whatever toppings you feel like (because it will all taste the same - of nothing) to a thick stodgy base, and cremate in your beautiful pizza oven. Don't bother coming round to check on us because we'll never be back! Absolutely dismal!
On the last visit I was told they do not do French fries anymore after my plate arrived with crisps. Then the food was inedible. It is time they jack up their act as I used to love this place.
Good food and a nice variety of dishes but the service is sorely lacking. The last 2 times I've been here over weekends. Both in the mornings and in the afternoon.
The worst food we have ever tasted, nothing Italian about this place, R64 for carbonara pasta that is a child's portion and made with ten kilos of butter, burnt pancetta and hard pasta, absolutely disgusting!