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Ristorante Enrico

6 Reviews
Italian, Seafood
Phone Number 0445359818 Opening Hours

Monday closed; Tuesday to Sunday 12pm to 9pm

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Menu

Menu - Ristorante Enrico - Menu - March 2018

Details

Cost
R150 avg main meal
Food
Italian, Seafood
Corkage
R50
Cost
R150 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids, Views
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Alfresco, Booking required, Child friendly, Dinner, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, Takeaways, Vegetarian

Location and contact

296 Main Street, Keurboomstrand, Plettenberg Bay

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Charlotte Pregnolato

A splendid setting by the sea with great seafood on the menu makes Enrico's a go-to place for Garden Route visitors year round.

Food
Italian pizza and pasta made in a style pleasing to South Africans takes up the lion's share of the menu. But what puts this restaurant on the map food-wise is the fresh seafood. Enrico's own fishing boat brings in the catch each morning. Fish of the day, either a filet or whole fish, is simply baked in a delicate sauce of garlic white wine and lemon and served with fresh zucchini and whatever else is in season. Other best bets are the roasted meats, flavourful and tender. Sharing antipasti like the showy La Bomba, a puffed up focaccia plain or with garlic, a plate of fresh frittura mista-light as air prawns, squid and mussels, or wild oysters when in season, turns your meal into an event. If you're in the mood, authentic Italian endings include not too sweet ricotta cake, tartufo (ice cream), or homemade gelati.

Drinks
Nice little selection of Italian are accessible and just right for the food including Prosecco and Lambrusco. Enrico red or white is a good value and most other South African wines are priced to please. Grappa served in shot glasses is part of the fun.

Service
There are no reservations taken so on fine summer days, be prepared to wait for a table. Waiters are professional, helpful with the menu and aim to please.

Ambience
What could be better on a sunny day in Plett? Beach, Italian music and delicious aromas wafting from the kitchen. Simple picnic tables outside and inside the restaurant meanders through to the bar room suitable for less than perfect weather. Amusing touches like the wine menu printed on Italian wine bottles and tomato sauce cans reborn as ice buckets add to the charm.

Best for…
Families can spread out at a picnic table and watch the kids (and sometimes dolphins) frolic on the beach below.

(2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Enrico has a warm, homely feel, and this is reflected in service and the menu. Truth be told, food is by the way in comparison to the sea views though. But the food is great! We were just there for coffee and cake, and it was fab!
    Enricos offers fresh and delicious food in a beautiful setting. From pizza and pasta, to seafood or meat, you cant go wrong! There is something for everyone and the welcoming hosts and staff only add to the atmosphere of this special place!
    So good, we had to go twice in during our 4 day stay in the Crags! The pizzas are thin-based deliciousness, and the portion are generous and they do an excellent bolognaise (only negative was that the pasta on the ravioli was a bit too thick for my taste). They are very accommodating of kids. We had great service on both visits - friendly and efficient without being overbearing.
    Still an awesome treat to have a meal at Enrico - nothing fancy but a good evening out. Thanks guys - consistency and the waitress had such a lovely smile.
    Eating at Ristorante Enrico, was by far one of our most memorable dining out experiences. There is nothing better than enjoying a meal as freshly prepared as the woodfired baked line fish, plucked from the sea a mere two hours beforehand and so proudly presented by Enrico himself, donning a very flattering apron with the statue of David printed on the front ;-) Needless to say, apart from a few bones, there was nothing else left on the platter. Our daughters described both my husband and I as two birds of prey! We are looking forward to returning to this awesome spot in July, on our next road trip...bravo to the team!

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