Where to get a taste of Italy in Cape Town

While many restaurants have reopened their dine-in services, some South Africans may still prefer to enjoy their favourite restaurant meals at home. We rounded up our pick of Italian restaurants in Cape Town that are still offering delivery services.

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Bocca (City Bowl)

The menu features classics such as pasta arrabbiata and ragu, as well as more unusual ingredients such as rosemary mascarpone on the Foresta pizza and turnip florets on the Esor-ciccio pizza.

Delivery: Daily from 12pm to 7pm. City Bowl and surrounds (R15). WhatsApp on 076 613 8924 or call 021 422 0188, or order via Mr D Food.

Ferdinando’s (Observatory)

This neighbourhood gem is one of the best pizza spots in town, using quality Italian ingredients that are as fresh as they come.

Delivery: City Bowl, Observatory, Mowbray, Claremont, Rondebosch, Gardens, Vredehoek and Green Point. You can contact them directly on 084 771 0485 or order via Mr D Food or Uber Eats.

pizza prepared and served at Ferdinando's

Massimo’s (Hout Bay)

Massimo hails from northern Italy, so you can be sure his recipes are as authentic as they come – and Hout Bay residents can attest to that. In addition to getting your immediate pizza fix from Massimo’s, keep an eye out for their frozen range, which select Spars and delis will soon be stocking.

Delivery: Daily from 12pm to 9pm. Call 021 790 5648 or order via Mr D Food.

RIVA (De Waterkant)

If it’s seafood you’re after, this Italian restaurant is the one for you. They offer a small weekly menu featuring fresh seafood, pasta and seafood boxes.

Delivery: Free in the City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard, with no minimum order. Other areas require a minimum order of R400. DM on Instagram or Facebook, or WhatsApp on 078 611 1895.

Villa 47 (City Bowl)

Locanda, the restaurant at Villa47, is known for authentic Italian flavours and ingredients. Dine in style in the comfort of your own home whether you’re craving pasta, risotto, osso bucco or melanzane alla parmigiana. You can also purchase pasta kits or pre-made frozen dishes if you want to stock up.

Delivery: Mondays to Saturdays on Mr D Food.

A pasta dish at Locanda at Villa 47. Photo supplied.

The Woodlands Eatery (Vredehoek)

This favourite has a special delivery menu that offers a range of Italian-inspired goodies. Enjoy pizza, burgers, fish, pasta, gnocchi and more.

Delivery: Daily from 12pm to 7pm in the City Bowl and surrounds. Call 063 710 4742 or order via Mr D Food, Uber Eats or OrderIn.

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