So looks like my friends and I might have found a little bit of Italy in South Africa last night. Old Town Italy at Menlyn Maine Shopping Centre in Pretoria is a true Italian food lover’s paradise. Old Town Italy offers a great combination of market stalls, food counters and snazzy restaurant. At the market stalls you will find locally-produced fresh foods including cheeses, olive oil, cured meats, honey, wine, sausages, craft beers and truffles. For the perfect slice of some local colour we explored the market before sitting down for dinner at the restaurant. We tried out some mouth-watering Street Food, Wine and the oh so delicious Gelato. For dinner at the restaurant we decided to just keep it simple since we had already tried out all the Italian we could at the market, so the Old Town Italy Kale Chicken Caesar Salad & the Steak Florentine were the meals of choice. The food was prepared perfectly, had lots of flavour and was a perfect 10. Old Town Italy is definitely going on to the favourites list and it will be a must visit every time I am in Pretoria. Awesome place, great service, worth every penny and the perfect for family/group outings. Now I know why my friends keep insisting I go review more places in Pretoria it has some great quality foodie gems.
3 thoughts on “Old Town Italy, Menlyn Maine Pretoria”
Wow, some hidden gems indeed. The food, the decor looks amazing.
It’s a great place 🙂
We had supper at branch in Menlyn on friday night. Food was absolutely divine. Afterwards we bought a bottle of rum and gin and some prosciuotto and lamb riblets and fontina mature cheese. All except the cheese is great. It was 468gr at R480 p/kg, so we paid R224.64 for the cheese. I love this cheese and have bought it before, but this time i got the piece that was on display and the outside of the whole piece was rock hard. To pay this amount and only get to use maybe half of it is rather disappointing 😫