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Old Town Italy (Menlyn Maine)

Old Town Italy (Menlyn Maine)
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Cost
R100
Ambience
Bar scene, Groups, Quick meals
Food
Café fare, Coffee, Modern, Pizzas, Vegetarian
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No BYO

Owners description

Old Town Italy’s mission is to restore these qualities and rekindle those experiences. After all, our body is our sanctuary, temple and the only one we have. Old Town Italy is an authentic Italian market where you can shop, talk, eat and learn.

User reviews

  • We were a group of old friends reuniting and had a wonderful time at Old Town Italy. Excellent food, good service, very pleasant environment.
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  • We celebrated a 60th Birthday at Old Town Italy and it was such a lovely experience! I booked a table by email and for the first time in my life a restaurant phoned me back to confirm the booking. I was so pleased to find when we arrived that we were given the private dining room upstairs! It was cosy and beautifully decorated. Our waitress for the evening was very attentive and accommodating, especially with the kids. The food, wine and coffee were amazing. I will definitely be back again!
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  • Sunny side up or down, I believe that Old Town Italy has got this breakfast thing figured out. Now, being a student, a restaurant like this is not one that I will be able to visit frequently...but I would just like to point out that should the moment present itself where I have a bit of extra cash in the pocket, this is where I would take myself for a treat and it'll be money well spent. Upon arrival, it feels as if you step out of South Africa for a moment and proceed to enter a small town in the heart of Italy itself, hence a perfect score for ambience as it is evident that no expense was spared in decorated this place! Almost all the waitrons greet you with a friendly smile and an inviting attitude. I am yet to experience an evening at OTI, however I do believe that I have had the pleasure of having a breakfast experience, therefore I can happily vouch for the standards of excellence portrayed by this place. When the breakfast arrived, I was filled with joy to see that all the ingredients on my plate were fresh and well prepared. Of course, my dad had a cooked breakfast whereas I had more of a fresh produce with ciabatta breakfast. The quality of this breakfast was absolutely fantastic to say the least, to the point that I was almost willing to give up a few days worth of groceries just so that I could bask in the glory of the delicious breakfast once more before months end. I will definitely have to be back for a lunch experience and an evening adventure.
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  • We had a spur of the moment lunch here and was pleasantly surprised - this restaurant deserves all the great reviews! Our waitress Annabelle greated us warmly and easily suggested the popular items in the menu. The complimentary sourdough bread was served warm with balsamic vinegar, while we waited for our mains...which arrived only 15minutes after we ordered! I can highly recommend the Angelo Pasta - amazing balance of creamy sauce yet crispy and smoky bacon bits and crunchy pastry piece on the side, as well as the Prosciutto flatbread with the crunchy outside and delicious cheese and homemade mayonaise filling with cured italian ham...very satisfying! The manager Chris, regularly checked up on us, which added to our sense of dining at a friend's house, rather than a public restaurant. Beautiful rustic interior, laid-back background music including Michael Bublé and Norah Jones and the smell of fresh pastry in the air - definitely worth a visit! Will also be beautiful at night with the lights and decor all over. To add to the holiday feeling and making their customers feel extra at home, random cutlery sets have a hidden token, upon which the recipient receive a complimentary italian hazelnut nougat! We will be back for their signature ice cream as well!
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  • The salmon was superb and couldn't fault them as everything else was exceptional.
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  • I am a very easy person when it comes to what I eat. But I was disgusted at the food from Old time Italy. Meals we ate and the one I asked them to put in take away. I took photos as well.
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  • I cannot understand why everyone is ranting and raving about a place that treats their customer like crap and then everyone just smiles and take their crap. Sorry to Diane de Beer and everyone else who wrote this is a fab place, I did not get the same impression. I was not greeted at the door when initially our family wanted a table. We went to woolworths on the other side of the building and got greeted there and got offered a table, so I sat down with my family after we waited 15min for one. We got seated opposite the bread counter. We were given menus and had to ask twice where our waiter was. She came to take our drinks order, we asked for a coke and got told NO!! We asked why not and got told no local drinks. We re-looked the menu and I ordered a San Benedetto Peach Tea, NO no stock! WTFudge. Again we had to decide what to drink. We finally got drinks and then we ordered food. Half of the food came and our waitress again was nowhere to be found. When eventually she came to see how we were the people that did receive food had nearly finished and we asked where the rest of the food was. OH Okay she went off again. Another 20min later came the rest of the food. I was pissed off and asked for the manager she thought it was a joke and never called him/her. The one baker dropped an entire tray of baked goods only to pick it up from the floor and put it on top of the tray with other good that was not dropped on the counter. This was all then mixed and taken to the display counter. EEEUW GROSS!!! What a disater!! :(
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • WiFi

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