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Stretta Café

4 Reviews
Italian, Modern, Pizzas
Phone Number 0317658862 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 7am to 9pm

Menu

Menu - Stretta Menu - updated July 2018

Details

Cost
R90 avg main meal
Food
Italian, Modern, Pizzas
Corkage
R35
Cost
R90 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids, Special occasions
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa, Zapper
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Beer served, Breakfast, Child friendly, Cocktails, Dinner, Dog-friendly, Fireplace, Functions, Licensed, Live entertainment, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Wheelchair, WiFi

Location and contact

Shop No 8, The Colony Centre, 50 Old Main Road, Hillcrest, Durban

Owner's description

Stretta Cafe brings simple fresh Italian cuisine combined with an artisanal brand of coffee to Durban. With freshly roasted Lineage Coffee and a refined menu of pizzas, pastas, craft beers and quality wines, Stretta's no-fuss approach to good food utilises classic components such as Italian flour, fresh homemade tomato sauce and a wood-fired oven while their bar area, equally honest, focuses on craft beers, a small wine and craft whisky selection, and expertly pulled espressos. Chef Greg Clellands menu is well-considered and surprisingly affordable. Popular favourites include the Pizza Enzo (with bufala mozzarella, parma ham and rocket), the uniquely spiced Penne Picanti (with bolognaise, cream, brandy and a dash of chilli) and the ever popular Sams Baby Chicken (roasted in the pizza oven and served with a choice of lemon & herb or peri-peri). A pastry and dessert menu varies weekly with homemade Italian classics such as Tiramisu and Panacotta and fresh muffins baked daily. The Cafe's sunny verandah has also become a popular meeting spot for breakfast complemented by freshly ground Lineage coffee. Balsamic Tomato Paninis and the Breakfast Pans of chorizo, cherry tomatoes, bacon and eggs are hearty and flavoursome staples. Lighter options such as Daniellas Muesli and Greek Yoghurt and Mixed Berry Smoothies are also popular. Lineage coffee, newly launched by Durban coffee connoisseur Craig Charity, will be exclusively served at Stretta. The micro roastery's beans are curated by Craig who, having competed in the National Barista Championships several times, has a wealth of coffee knowledge which he enjoys sharing with interested customers. Ryan Metzler, a well-known face on the Durban restaurant scene, is another addition to the team, taking up the reins at front of house. The interior is warm and spacious with the signature minimal palette of natural materials and some clever tiling.

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User reviews

4 Reviews
    Breakfast was fresh & good, but not cool refusing to swap bacon for avo telling us it was more expensive & not an option. Ended up having to order avo as an extra, but omit the bacon & guess what - they charged an extra R15 for half an avo but did not reduce the price of the original meal that the bacon was taken off! Come on Stretta, most restaurants allow food swaps within reason & your attitude this morning was most unreasonable & did not leave us with a good taste or wanting to come back - pity!
    BEST PIZZA! Excellent service.
    Always DIVINE food and wonderful service!!! Stretta is an absolute top restaurant.
    I love Italian cuisine, wine and coffee. This restaurant has it all! I love the decor with its mix of simplicity and creative ideas that make you wonder why you never conceived that idea before.

    We have been several times and the vibe is bustling with excellent service from memorable waitrons. The food is always exquisite and we look forward to the complimentary crispy thin focaccia.

    We take all out visitors there and it's a restaurant we recommend you try!

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