New Italian steakhouse to open in Cape Town southern suburbs

Southern suburbs folk will be pleased to have another top-notch restaurant in their hood, as SA’s best steakhouse, Carne SA, opens another branch in Constantia.

His second, smaller Carne on Kloof Street has been open for less than a month, and chef-proprietor Giorgio Nava says it’s busy every day. Now he’s hoping to transfer the successful franchise to Cape Town’s southern suburbs.

“I chose Constantia,” explains Nava, “because there is a lot of potential; I believe customers are looking for something like this in the area.”

Due to open in mid-September at 114 Main Road, The new restaurant will be taking both its menu – “meat and Italian” – and décor – “wood, steel, grey walls, red elements” – inspiration from the original Carne SA (Keerom Street), winner of the 2013 Eat Out Jacobsdal Best Steakhouse Award.

Highlights from this menu, recommended by Eat Out panellists, include: the 1.2kg T-bone; ravioli filled with slow-baked lamb shoulder, sage butter and parmesan; sweetbreads with artichoke mash; prime rib on the bone; hanger steak; La Fiorentina (for two to share); the bresaola with lemon juice and olive oil; and Karoo lamb with sautéed spinach. The restaurant’s beef and lamb are reared on Nava’s very own farm in Nieu Bethesda. Look out for details and booking information on and stay tuned to Eat Out for reviews after the restaurant opening.


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