Fodor's Expert Review 95 Keerom

$$$ Cape Town Central Italian

Chef-owner Giorgio Nava is so passionate about using only the finest ingredients that he catches his own fish and farms his own beef. Diners will be hard-pressed to find better Milanese cuisine. The paper-thin beef carpaccio "95" is drizzled with housemade mayonnaise and topped with fresh arugula and Parmesan shavings. When Nava manages to catch tuna, he serves it seared with cherry tomatoes, capers, and olives. The butternut-squash-filled ravioli with brown sage butter is sublime, and the soft-centered chocolate soufflé is the benchmark for every other. With its bentwood chairs, the upstairs interior is Eames-inspired; downstairs, the exposed stone reveals the building's ancient history, which began in 1682.

Italian Historical Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

95 Keerom St.
Cape Town, Western Cape  8001, South Africa


Known For:
  • Once one of Cape Town's original excellent fine-dining establishments
  • Spacious interior with good acoustics
  • Minimum order of two items per person
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No lunch Sat.–Thurs.

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