Main course (avg): R55
Open: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Daily: 07h00 - 02h00
Description: Brothers Marco and Luca have created a unique restaurant in Florida Road that is strongly reminiscent of the typical Italian pavement bistros. The restaurant is always lively and there is a buzz as people sit at tables on the pavement or dine inside. Bookings are not taken and part of the experience is joining the crowd waiting for tables and watching the passing parade. The brothers know most of their customers by name and run things with impeccable casualness.
The fare is ostensibly pizzeria, but in fact it has all the familiar Italian food and in addition there is the "On The Table" menu which provides a great selection of more innovative cooking. For Antipasto try the penne Mona Lisa - penne pasta with smoked salmon, diced feta, heaps of parmesan topped with fresh ripe avo & ground black pepper. Primi Piatti (the main course) includes the marvellous Pasta di Casa - choose a noodle and it is cooked with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, chilli and however many prawns you'd like. Or try the Tagliatelle Pescadore - full bodied baby squid cut in strips with red pepper in olive oil dry white wine, with a hint of chilli and garlic in a napoletana sauce, with a dash of cream and perhaps add some prawns. The traditional menu also offers a take away option. Pizza is served in the real Italian style, thin crispy crust brushed with a homemade napoletana sauce and topped with delicious mozzarella.
The décor is classy but understated, with the emphasis on comfort and functionality. The atmosphere is provided by the lively press of people and the European feel of the pavement seating. Prices are very reasonable and the restaurant is open till the early hours of the morning. Where else can you have a fine meal at 2 am?
200 Florida Road
Take the N3 towards Musgrave. Take the R10 turnoff (Brickfield Road). Follow this road and turn into Springfield Road. Proceed into Argyle Road. Turn into Florida Road from this road and you'll find Spiga D'Oro at No.200.