Old Town Italy at V&A Waterfront


Old Town Italy specialises in authentic Italian cuisine but with a more casual and cool edge thanks to the trendy surrounds of the V&A Waterfront.

Life and Brand (known for hit eateries such as Harbour House, Grand Cafe, and La Parada among others) clearly went to great lengths to fine-tune this stunning throwback to Italian cafe culture. 

From the location, a perfect hideaway within the less crowded arm of the Waterfront’s Quay District with heavy Mediterranean vibes, to a carefully crafted boutique deli atmosphere, and an elegant dish named after Joey Zasa, the equally elegant Little Italy kingpin in The Godfather.

The menu is compact and bolstered by freshly baked confectionaries and great coffee, the cornerstone of Italian culture. Think paninis, pizza, and hearty pasta dishes that rival any nonna’s – the homemade gnocchi with braised sausage, chilli, and bean ragu comes highly recommended. Breakfast boasts a solid offering of firm favourites such as Eggs Benedict and French Toast. 

A small range of frozen food gives homebodies the chance to get a taste of Old Town Italy and includes classics made by the restaurant such as Beef Lasagne, Melanzane, Risotto balls as well as Gelato to add some variety to your weekday dinners.

There’s also a selection of fine Italian pantry essentials and gift ideas to shop – think quaintly wrapped sauces, traditional Italian olive oil and balsamic vinegar, passata and of course Nutella.

Old Town Italy is great for early sophisticated meetup breakfasts, lazy lunch dates, or just a quick grab-and-go meal.

Where: Shop 1 & 1E, Quay Four Pierhead, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Time: 8am to 5pm daily

Email: waterfront@oldtownitaly.co.za
Website: oldtownitaly.co.za
Facebook: @oldtownitaly
Instagram: @oldtownitaly


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