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95 at Parks

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Italian, Steak
Phone Number 0217610247 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12pm to 3pm

Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6pm to 10pm

Menu

Menu - 95 at Parks Menu - Updated July 2019

Details

Cost
R180 avg main meal
Food
Italian, Steak
Corkage
no corkage allowed
Cost
R180 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Special occasions, Views
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Dinner, Food, Licensed, Parking, Serves food

Location and contact

114 Constantia Main Road,Constantia, Cape Town

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Rupesh Kassen

Food
Georgio Nava’s Milanese cuisine at 95 Parks strives to provides a glimpse of genuine Italian food. The menu contains a selection of seasonal salads, a full list
of raw and cooked carpaccios, pasta, fresh fish and ample classic Italian meat
creations.

The salads, like the avocado and fresh pear with blue cheese or the antipasti of 24 month reserve DOC Parma Ham with melon are perfect ways to get your appetite going.

The famed gnocchi was however rather disappointing, the menu promising soft pillows with mussels in a tomato sauce rather arrived as a bowl of tomato soup with floating chewing dumplings and a suggestion of mussels.
My partner's pizza also did not quite hit the mark. The pizza prosciutto crudo was covered in generous parma ham and good quality mozzarella. However, the pizza base lacked in the soft, elastic, tender mouth feel of a good Neopolitan style pizza. Upon enquiry, our waitress told us the pizzas are baked in a standard oven and not woodfired.

Rather opt for the well-loved butternut ravioli or the Milanese style ossobuco, prepared with veal shanks in a tomato gravy. Meat options are also extensive and you will be spoilt for choice between T-bone steaks and lamb chops with good options of sides and sauces.

The chocolate fondant with its well-loved following did, however, save the day. Rich dark chocolate with the perfect gooey center, I have yet to experience a better chocolate indulgence.

Drinks
An extensive wine list with great local options from the valley or imported Italian varietals.

Service
The service could do with a bit of personality, but the staff are friendly enough and get the job done.

Ambience
Charming Victorian house, with lush gardens, surround the main house where the restaurant is located. The rooms inside have been converted into a different dining space.

Best for...
Comforting classics and intimate dining.

(22 October 2019)

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User reviews

2 Reviews
    Access and parking are easy. One minute off the Blue Route and you are turning through the very welcoming motor entrance. Even though the restaurant was fully booked and we were among the last diners to arrive for the evening, the atmosphere was calm and welcoming. The house has been tastefully renovated and the layout of the tables leads to a sense of spaciousness when seated. Seating is comfortable and there is enough room on the table that there is no feeling of clutter. Service was friendly but not obsequious. Thankfully, no one came to ask if we were "enjoying our meal". The winelist is comprehensive and interesting, with a range to suit most pockets. We chose the Doolhof Malbec, which was recommended by our knowledgeable waiter. Not disappointed. Our choices were standard Italian fare, penne with tomato sauce and vegetables, (all my dining companion could manage) and for me a local slant on ravioli (stuffed with karroo lamb) followed by liver veneziana with spinach contorno. Affogato to finish. Suffice to say all plates returned empty to the kitchen. All in all, a most enjoyable evening. Admittedly based on a small sample of dishes, my impression is that 95 at Parks offers authentic quality Italian cooking in a pleasant setting at a moderate price. Bravo Giorgio! Ritorneremo a presto.

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