IL Giardino & The Room @ 44 Stanley
Great food and good times await you in the garden of olives
When you take a seat at Il Giardino, at the centre of the trendy 44 Stanley complex, you immediately experience a dash of Italian or rustic French flair-right in the heart of Jozi. It offers the ideal setting of a business meeting, a romantic first date, a weekend outing for the family or just a casual coffee break.
Radio Today nominated Il Giardino as one of the best restaurants in town and the live music events, book launches and quant weddings continue to pop up on all media platforms. The aesthetic value of Il Giardino's interior is widely admired and is a popular location for television productions. Over the years Il Giardino( fondly known as the restaurant with the fountain)had featured on kykNet, Via and SABC2.
Il Giardino offers patrons a 360-sensory experience with a delectable selection of food, wine, pristine décor, vibrant music, pretty people and friendly staff. The menu includes homemade pastas; seasonal vegetables, delicious meat, chicken and fish dishes and last but not least...the gourmet pizzas that keep foodies coming back for more. Another popular addition is the traditional Afrikaans (Boerekos) menu-available for functions and tour groups. Il Giardino is best described as a traditional South African with an Italian twist and a lot of European flair.
Meals can be enjoyed under the olive grove in the courtyard, in the pizza section or in The Room next to a cozy fireplace and AGA-stove.
The Room is Il Giardino’s beautiful conservatory, with long 10 seater tables, and state of the art floral creations and décor. The room is a popular venue for wine tastings, book launches, exhibitions and private functions like business parties and modern city weddings. Live music, good food and a great vibe is part of Il Giardino's legacy.
City sleekers can enjoy a Friday late afternoon cocktail slot between 4pm-7pm and Sunday lunch is a festive experience complete with live folk,honky tonk and blue tunes.
Il Giardino is a rare gem in our city of gold.