Posticino first opened its doors in Sea Point in 1998 by Enrico and Gioacchino offering authentic Italian food. Situated on the bustling Main Road, our restaurant offers diners the warmth and coziness of inside eating or al fresco on the terrace.
The legacy of this legendary Cape Town secret is now over 18 years old, and we are still infusing our unique blend of energy and personality into every fantastic dish.
In 2013, Posticino opened its second restaurant in the beautiful suburb of Hout Bay. Co-owned by Matteo and Samuele, Posti Hout Bay follows the same winning formula as the original restaurant.
It is situated just before the famous Chapman's Peak Drive, its raised deck affording diners exquisite views of the sea and mountains.
Our restaurants are run on a combination of love, family, friendship, great food and a passion for everything Italian. We believe that every customer should be welcomed as if they were walking into one of our family gatherings.
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"Perfect spot for sunset pizza" I love posticino. Good Italian pizza and pasta. On top, you can enjoy the most beautiful sunset from the lovely terrace.
"Brilliant Pizza and owners!" You want to experience real Italian Pizza and real Italian owners? Then this is the place to be. Super friendly and awesome pizzas. I travel from far away to get these because no one else gets how to make amazing pizzas like these guys. You might need to book. It's busy but you may get lucky if you only a few people. Love it !
"An excellent Italian restaurant" A very warm welcome from the owner adds to the warmth and friendliness you receive when coming to this restaurant. Essential to book as it is very popular and no wonder. The food is excellent and the service impeccable. Calamari starter was a meal in itself. The pizzas are huge, I struggled.
"Posti for the win!" Lovely view despite the wind, loved the home made chilli oil on my pizza nice size portions , happy young energetic waitrons always on the look out ! Ending the night of with a lemonchello just added the cherry on the cake ! Thanka guys
"Best Italian restaurant in the Cape" I have been traveling to South Africa for over twenty years and this by far is the best Italian restaurant I have eaten in. The food and its service was exceptional. The best waitress you must go and visit is Kiah.
"Follow the advise of a local" The desk clerk at our hotel suggest this restaurant . We always like dining with the locals and this was validation of why we do this. Food was fresh and delicious and reasonable priced. Services was delightful, professional and charming!
My Favorite restaurant in Cape Town. A fabulous place to eat with a fantastic vibe and good food. Owners are the nicest people and so are the staff. We love Posticino
"Authentically Italian Pizzeria" The pizza's are really good, Wood fired and truly Italian. Apart from Col'Caccio this is probably the best Pizza in town! We had the Salmon Cream Cheese pizza, wow ...really good! But I also had the Anchovies&Olives previously, all recommendable! The decor can do with an upgrade, but apart from that the food is great!
We went here twice during our stay in Cape town. The pesto ravioli was delish, and what took us back the second time. Great ambience and service.
rk19842015, Chicago, Illinois
Consistent pizza and pasta. One of the best pizza/pasta restaurants in Cape Town is how my wife describes this restaurant. We visited early one weekday evening where the tables were not too busy, although plenty of people came in for takeaways. A very friendly waitress showed us to a table, where the food arrived after not-too-long-a-wait. My wife declared her Butternet Ravioli with Bolognaise absolutely devine - as usual - while my Porchetta Pizza was delicious. Quantities are large and prices reasonable. No wonder this restaurant is so popular that one often cannot get a table on weekends in Summer in particular! Highly recommended.
Geff99. Cape Town, South Africa
Best Italian food you will ever have!! If you are looking for authentic italian food - this is the place. Best pizza I have EVER had! Friendly, cosy. And the best hosts/owners you can ask for as a client. Service is fast. Waiters friendly. Wonderful place!
MichS_133. George, South Africa
GREAT PIZZA'S, BUZZY RESTAURANT. I had the pleasure of stumbling across Posticino when looking for a last minute place to satisfy a huge hunger. The restaurant is warm and welcoming, staff are a hoot and the food excellent. Seldom has a pizza been so satisfying as it was this time and when next in Cape Town, that'll be my first port of call.
Comfort food. The place to which you go when all you feel like is that comforting, delicious bowl of pasta from a legitimate little Italian place surrounded by loud Italian families. Perfect.
South Africa holiday. This Restaurant is a must visit Resturant from the time you walk in you are taken away,from the service to the liquor to the food. The bar will give you samples and recommend different beers, wines if you are unsure of what to order. The food is appealing to the eye,hot and very very tasteful. The pastas are to die for from the chicken and mushroom lasagna to the Spaghetti Bol. We have now been their twice, we will return before we fly out, why look an try another restaurant when one ticks all the boxes, would love some of the chefs working for me in my hotel. I wild recommend booking as this place is very popular. The owners/host are very accommodating and nothing is a problem to them.
Boxer1954. Auckland, New Zealand
Special. We love there food. They offer sit down and take away both service are fantastic. The restaurant is Italian and has a warm style to it. At this restaurant you will find a special course that will be to your approval. You might want to book as they have been full on the many times I have eaten there. Enjoy.
rpafernandes. Cape Town Central, South Africa
Late night dinner. Enjoyed a nice late dinner at the restaurant - very accommodating Patron who served us late- good pasta
Caroline S. Cape Town Central, South Africa
Friendly people with great service. Posticino is an easy walk from Winchester Mansions - and a delight when you arrive - welcomed at the front by the manager. Great service and even better food - and all at very reasonable prices. Good wines and beers selection. In 4 nights at Cape Town we ate there twice it was so good - let alone convenient.
Neil H. Broadbeach, Australia
Yum! The modestly designed, traditional Italian restaurant is a cozy gem! The food is on point! I crave the Bolognese as I write this. Service is quick, and the attitude of the staff is accommodating. The chocolate sauce for the ice cream is so good. I wish they'd add creme catalana or chocolate fondant to their dessert menu, as that would be the perfect finish to their wholesome menu. Try the veil!
JennaBryer. Cape Town Central, South Africa
Brilliant dinner. Thank you. What an amazing place. Had dinner there tonight with our family. I have never been to such a warm and welcoming place. We felt like part of the family. Amazing food. Warm fire and excellent service. It's going to become our local. Thanks. Keep up the beyond amazing family feeling.
Friendly service. Excellent Pizza! We enjoyed brilliant pizzas from Posticino after being robbed in the city. We did not even have a pair of spectacles to read the menu, but the friendly owner lent us his glasses. We will be back when we venture to visit his city again. Thank you for the excellent service.
Kokkelol South Africa
Casual quick lunch. It is always a treat The service is always good and the food sensational There is nothing like sharing a quick pizza and a bottle of wine.
Authentic Italian, Delicious food, Huge portion servings! Lots of delicious food in each order, salads are also awesome. I would recommend the lasagna it's really delicious combined with a salad. The ambiance is great - lots of candles, separate rooms to dine in, family feel in the restaurant, its super busy because it has great food, great service, close family feel while dining. Highly recommend this restaurant for dining as couples or family. Great for kids too, we ordered a bow tie pasta with tomato sauce on the side for our 4.5 year old and he loved it.
Sonie S. San Jose, California
Fantastic place. Lively and good service. This restaurant was recommended to us by our host at the Villa Costa Rose Guesthouse and we loved it. It was a beautiful evening so outside was completely full. We had to wait a while but it was well worth the wait. Food fantastic. Service super. A gem of a place.
judyperks. Leidschendam, The Netherlands
Simply the best. For more than 10 years, my favourite place for a thin, crispy delicious pizza! It is better to book a table in advance as there is often a queue with waiting guests to get a place.
Amazing food. When we arrived, the place was still relatively quiet. Service was excellent and the food was great. The chocolate cake, with dark chocolate sauce and ice-cream was tantalizingly good and the tiramisu was melt in the mouth stuff!
Aubreydes. Cape Town, South Africa
wow truely superb. excellent food in a great spot...recommended by our airbandb host and she got it spot on...excellent highly recommend
David G. Sihnoukville
Pre Argus Dinner. Make sure you make a reservation as this place is really popular. The owner came out to say hi and recognised us from a visit the previous year!. Stick to the basics here and you cannot go wrong and its good value for money. If you do wait for a table they are always pretty spot on with how long its going to be so worth the wait.
Andrew A. London
Great pizza and prices. Stopped here on the way back from Clifton beach. We both had pizzas which were gorgeous light thin and crispy. I also had chocolate cake desert. Place filled up quickly, great wine list and friendly staff. Asked them to call a taxi and had a long wait but the owner stood and chatted to us. He needed the table but didn't rush us but we freed it up anyway. He waited on the road side with us to make sure we got off ok. Great service and food. Would definitely recommend.
Deh085. Bradford, United Kingdom
Two nights in a row. We arrived late but were greeted with incredible hospitality. An authentic Italian menu with choice and staff recommendations. It was so good we returned a 2nd night running. One of our party said best pizza ever, another said best pasta ever. Wholeheartedly recommend
Vicky J. Hampshire, United Kingdom
Amazing Pizzas. Posti is a great local Pizzeria, the owners are hands on and staff are friendly. Pet friendly too which is a bonus for us. We usually have their pizzas as they're thin based and have the right amount of toppings. The kitchen is always happy to make adjustments for vegetarians :)
Bianca A. Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Food was great and amazing value. Pizza was perfect on a cool evening and our service was good. Great casual place that had good neighborhood feel.
sharkfest. Oklahoma City
Good food and friendly service. We had just arrived in Cape Town, checked into our Guest House and were out getting an idea of the locality. What better way to stop, drink cold beer, eat pizza and a lovely Italian chicken dish. The waitress was very friendly and patient. Terrific
no1steveb Uckfield. East Sussex, England
Always excellent. Consistently putting out amazing food, the most yummie dishes I would recommend are the linguine carbonara, melanzane & veal. It is always busy their but this place runs like an oiled machine! Always a pleasure to be there.
DilysLivia. Cape Town Central, South Africa
Authentic Italian look no further. I absolutely love coming to Postachino! The pizzas are delicious and large! The staff are so attentive and the owners are always around and hands on! The ambience is a Cosy typical Italian family run restaurant. One of my favorite restaurants in Cape Town for a relaxed good good night out!
25justinnel. Cape Town Central, South Africa
Sunday Afternoon lunch. Had a big group of friends for a casual lunch. Good views in the afternoon sun over Hout Bay. Veal was great and wine outstanding. Good afternoon was had by all
Warm welcome and great Italian food!!! My family and I happened upon Posticino for Sunday lunch and were very impressed by the warm welcome. The food was great too. The focaccia was lovely and the pasta dishes tasty. We will definitely be back!
Chantyld. Cape Town Central, South Africa
Proper Italian food at reasonable prices. On a good day sit on the upstairs decking and get a great view across Hout Baai. on a cooler day sit inside with the pizza oven providing plenty of warmth.
Martin D. Loughborough, United Kingdom
Great pizza. Thoroughly enjoyed my pizza at Posticino. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Overall a great dining experience and would definitely recommend this place.
Italian Flair. Wonderful, friendly and hugely entertaining Italian owners and staff. Great pizzas and Italian cuisine. Well priced and very relaxed and friendly ambience. A really nice spot to eat and relax.
pebconwc. Cape Town, South Africa
Good food. Buzzing little place! We went for a quick bite, and Posticino certainly delivered!On a chilly night, sadly we couldn't sit outside to enjoy the stunning view from the deck. Management made a plan and fitted us in despite not having a booking. Service was fast and great. Pizzas were great - thin based with a fantastic selection of toppings to choose from.
Fia1969. Cape Town, South Africa
A Posticino can hide another Posticino! We are used clients of Posticino Sea Point where I appreciate the quality of food but also the simplicity of the restaurant and dedication of the boss and his employees... In Hout Bay I find the same, no bad surprise, except that the team is younger! A perfect simple place. Spaghetti Bolognese are a must.
View to die for. We enjoyed our first dinner in Hout Bay at Posticino. It was walking distance from our accommodation. When we arrived we requested a patio table and were directed to a corner table with the best view in the restaurant in my opinion. The service was good, food better and the view was breathtaking. Definitely recommend this restaurant
Jasonlikestotravel. Beamsville, Canada
Can't stay away!! I come to Cape Town once or twice a year and always have a few visits during my trips to this great restaurant. Samuele & Matteo are wonderful hosts and fun guys. The food is excellent & the standards are maintained year on year. In the past when I have visited with my Mother who is nearly 90 & very infirm, the staff was wonderful in helping her get seated and to enjoy the restaurant. Keep it going, guys!
AMD33. Kingston, Surrey, England
Always the best pizzas plus my son left his Samsung S6 edge on an outside table with cards and IDs belonging to both him and his girlfriend plus 2 pkts of cigarettes and a lighter. He was contacted on Facebook by the manager and we collected everything today...soooooo incredibly relieved and grateful.
Elizabeth von Hollstein
Best pizza when we went there for first time in 2001 and nothing has changed...still the best pizza ever!!!
Machel Barnard Vd Berg
A landmark! Great pizzas! This place will never expire - owners and staff are fantastic. Love this place!
Fungi neri, thin crust, with sprinkled feta and an Italian salad with bocconcini. Can't beat the quality, service and value. Oh behave as Joaccino says
Michael Curtis Lee
Friendly calm atmosphere, we all had pizza in different toppings and not one of us were disappointed.... highly recommended!!
Best salmon pasta was absolutely delicious were a group of 7 and everyone's food was great. Friendly Service had a stunning lunch. Will definitely be back
Thanks Posticino for a perfect Father's Day lunch yesterday. Our dads were very happy. Stunning pizzas and great service.
Walked in to this place with no booking last night. The restaurant was full, there for I expected the typical Cape Town response of "we're fully booked". Got the exact opposite- a warm welcome from the owner and an invite to the bar while they found arrangements for us. Long story short, excellent service with even better. If you like a warm welcome with excellent service and truly good food, you'll most likely enjoy this spot.
Whenever we come to Cape Town we make a point of having a meal here , the food is great and so is the service, the owner who I am sure is Italian is always around to make sure things run smoothly and to check that everybody is attended to , great food and good value , my fav Italian restaurant .