Giorgio Nava, well known chef and proprietor of Cape Town’s award winning 95 Keerom, is spreading his Milanese flair to the southern suburbs with this Constantia outpost of his Italian restaurant. The chef has renovated the period building to lend a more relaxed country feel, with giant 1930s-futurism inspired murals. There’s also a bar, sunny conservatory, private dining room and small outdoor area overlooking the cottage garden.
The menu will offer many of 95 Keerom favourites, but with the addition of some inventive salads for lunches and a great meat selection. Guests can look forward to inventive salads like a crispy baby calamari version with quinoa, pomegranate, avocado, kale, steamed lentils and fresh greens, and a deconstructed Caprese with burrata mozzarella. Alternatively, there are steamed mussels in tomato and white wine; home-made pasta with rich, hand cut ragout; and grilled tuna coated in toasted sesame seeds. Meatier options include Fiorentina T-bone, fillet, sirloin, Karoo lamb, liver with caramelised onion, pork cutlets on the bone, slow-cooked beef short rib and traditional osso bucco. And, to put your mind at rest: Giorgio’s signature chocolate fondant will be on offer for pud