This new sister restaurant of 95 Keerom in downtown Cape Town opened in Constantia in mid-2017, adding fine Italian cuisine to the meatier mix of what was formerly Carné Constantia. Milanese chef-patron Giorgio Nava takes northern Italian cuisine to new heights. Fine artisanal Italian and South African ingredients are the secrets of his winning formula. A passion for attention to detail and authenticity shows in the preparation of home-baked breads, homemade pasta, stocks and sauces, and in the rich and layered flavours on the plate.
Whet your appetite with complimentary home-baked focaccia, bread sticks and ciabatta served with seasonal vegetable tempura. The signature beef ragout pasta and the ravioli of slow-baked Karoo lamb in sage butter and lamb bone jus – served with shaved two month-old grana Padano – are simply divine. Vegetarians will adore the quinoa, lentil salads, gnocchi in gorgonzola-and-pecan sauce, and butternut ravioli.
The antipasti menu tempts with classics like prosciutto with melon, beef or salmon carpaccio or tartare, as well as creative garden salads and caprese with burrata mozzarella. Also leave room for the meatier side of the menu featuring prime-aged cuts like the tender and succulent grass-fed sirloin on the bone, their fillet, the slow-cooked short ribs and their hearty Milanese osso buco. The piquant steak sauces are legendary – try the classic béarnaise or green peppercorn.
Leave space for the chocolate fondant with its molten lava of decadent dark chocolate. No shortcuts are taken in this gourmet Italian kitchen.
The wine list is inspired by local Constantia and Cape wines as well as Italian grappa, prosecco and wines.
Smart-casual, intimate and relaxed. This stand-alone dining destination has green botanical tones and arty 1930s Campari murals in the relaxed setting of a grand Victorian house filled with dolce vita.
The friendly, warm and professional staff advise on the ingredients and composition of signature dishes.
On a warm summer’s day, lunch al fresco under the pergola in the baroque-style cottage garden, or enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif or digestif in the conservatory bar.
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