Piatto Restaurant and Grill (Dainfern)

Piatto Restaurant and Grill (Dainfern)
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R110 avg main meal
Kids, Quick meals
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Thando Ndabezitha

Garlic and mozzarella make for an ideal starter, especially if you are planning to go for a high protein main course. For those who prefer a little more heat, the signature Piatto starter, jalapeno poppers – crumbed and deep fried chillies stuffed with cheese and served with chillinaise salsa – will not disappoint.

For mains, try the linguine al pomodorini – pasta with prawns, cherry tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, chilli and parmesan shavings. It has just the right amount of heat, with a sweetness from the cherry tomatoes. The sirloin pepperdew also comes highly recommended, being perfectly cooked to preference while maintaining its tenderness and a subtle pink to the flesh. This 300g sirloin steak is filled with mozzarella, feta, pepperdews and mushroom, a perfectly complementary balance of flavours. The dish is served with a rice, mash or chips option. The chips, though chunky and perfectly cooked until golden and seasoned with a tasty spice, are rather disappointing in flavour, the taste of the oil too overpowering.

There is a wide range of desserts to pick from, although the Oreo pudding comes most highly recommended, with its generous alternating layers of pudding and crushed Oreo biscuits served with vanilla ice-cream.

A comprehensive bar menu includes Douglas Green house wines and a range of other local favourite wines, champagnes cocktails, and shooters.

It’s quite a delight to arrive at a restaurant and be greeted with warm genuine smiles before being seated at your choice of table.

The décor and furniture is tasteful and careful attention to detail has been given to ensure that each table is perfectly set with elegant cutlery and glasses.

This is one of the finest looking Piattos and includes outdoor seating for when the days are warmer.

(September 2016)

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User reviews

  • Whether you want a quick dinner or a relaxed lunch, you cannot go wrong with the Piatto at Dainfern Valley. The ambience is outstanding and the staff are always attentive to your every need. The food is always of excellent standard and you never feel like you have been forgotten no matter how busy they are.
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Live entertainment
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi

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