The Low-Down On Old Town

If you’re looking to escape that classic restaurant feel, Old Town Italy is the place to go. I dropped by for a late Saturday brunch to give you the low-down on Old Town. And boy, what a place. 



When you sit down at Old Town Italy, you enter a whole new atmosphere. The high ceilings and wall-to-ceiling windows on one side add an open, spacious quality to this restaurant. The outdoor seating offers an ideal view of Menlyn Maine’s plaza square, making it a great place for people-watching. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly – they do their best to ensure that you have a good time.

Old Town seamlessly integrates the feel of a street market with that of an Italian café. And sitting down at this restaurant doesn’t mean only sitting and enjoying a meal – you can happily walk around and browse. On sale you’ll find fresh produce, cheese, meats, coffees, wines and an abundance of other pretty items.
If you choose to opt for bar-seating, you won’t be disappointed. The service is amazing, even though you’re not seated at a table. And having a view of the bartenders expertly pouring all sorts of drinks (from fresh juices to coffees and cocktails) is a sight to behold.

At Old Town Italy, taste seems to be king and the Italian-themed menus are certainly both unique and appetising. The street foods will help you delve deeper into the Italian atmosphere while the pizza and pasta menu items will make you wish you could taste them all. For the more diet-aware folk, you’ll be happy to find vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
The drink selection is nothing to be scoffed at either. With an extensive wine list, yummy cocktails, and a choice of Italian beers, you’re sure to find something new to try, as well as old favourites. And their interesting teas and fresh juice selection is sure to add a twist to your breakfast.
Old Town Italy isn’t only a restaurant. It’s an immersive experience. Lose yourself in flavours, décor and the striking illusion of Italy – you won’t be disappointed.
Details: Shop 53, Menlyn Maine, Central Square, 180 Amarand Avenue, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria / oldtown.co.za