The menu at Café Picobella Trattoria focuses on Italian country style cuisine. Starter recommendations are the roasted butternut and gorgonzola pot - butternut with sage, gorgonzola and black mushroom served in a puff pastry pot (ideal for vegetarians), or the calamari ripleni – calamari stuffed with a spicy combination of braised lemon, tomato and risotto rice. For a very traditional Italian starter try the anti pasti platter which is available in both meat and vegetarian options. For main course the pork a la milanese (crumbed pork chops with mash) is a firm favourite with regulars, as is the house speciality osso buco, which sells out whenever it’s on the menu! Café Picobella is also famous for its pizzas which are baked in a very stylish mosaic clad pizza oven. The unique style tiramisu or the polenta orange cake are both recommended for dessert.
Great food! Great bread snacks. Awesome vibe. Great ice cream and chocolate sauce. Terrible service.
Take a head of lettuce - don't even bother to chop, quarter a tomato, add a few slices of onion, a few wedges of tasteless cheese and a few olives. Charge a customer another R8 for a few slivers of cucumber - and call it an Italian salad.
Add whatever toppings you feel like (because it will all taste the same - of nothing) to a thick stodgy base, and cremate in your beautiful pizza oven. Don't bother coming round to check on us because we'll never be back! Absolutely dismal!
On the last visit I was told they do not do French fries anymore after my plate arrived with crisps. Then the food was inedible. It is time they jack up their act as I used to love this place.