Restaurant Posts
By Daryll Williams | November 19, 2019

Chapter 8: Italian


The latest venture of the team behind Marble takes shape in Saint, a crazy Italian-concept that certainly lives up to its heavenly name.

Why go?

The menu features clever little takes on classic Italian dishes, while still keeping it simple and sophisticated.


a: The Marc Corner Rivonia &, Maude St, Sandton
t: +27 10 594 5888
h: Monday—Sunday : 12–10pm

Photograph: Saint

Tortellino d’Oro

The name translates to golden pasta shaped like a belly button—a reference to owner Dante’s memories of growing up eating real Italian food that only his mother could make. Upon stepping inside, a real sense of old-world charm comes over you.

Why go?

This small, unpretentious restaurant and deli has legendary food, especially the pasta.


a: Oaklands Shopping Centre, Pretoria Road & Victoria street, Oaklands
t: +27 11 483 1249
h: Monday—Saturday: 8am‒10.30pm, Sundays: 8am–3.30pm

Photograph: Tortellino d’Oro

Jamie’s Italian

Fans of Jamie Oliver’s uncomplicated, wholesome food will love this eatery at Joburg’s chic Melrose Arch, which offers the same classic Jamie’s Italian menu that fans have come to love from the global chain.

Why go?

For authentic, fresh, seasonal and carefully sourced ingredients that make phenomenal Italian dishes, this is the place to go.


a: Melrose Blvd, Melrose North
t: +27 10 007 4646
h: Monday—Sunday: 11.30am‒11pm

Photograph: Jamie’s Italian

Stelle Restaurant

The philosophy is simple, with food inspired by the finest, freshest ingredients and the most authentic vibrant flavours available.

Why go?

Large trees, an old homestead and a few personal touches create the magic that Stelle is well known for.


a: 61 Rivonia Rd, Sandhurst, Sandton
t: +27 11 646 6996
h: Tuesday—Thursday: 12pm–3pm, 5.30pm–10pm, Friday—Saturday: 12pm–10.30pm, Sundays: 12pm–4pm

Photograph: Stelle Restaurant

Featured image credit: Eaters Collective

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