Fodor's Expert Review Massimo's

$ Hout Bay Italian

Having begun as a pizza joint, this casual Hout Bay eatery, which is in an old barn, now serves a range of delightfully simple Italian fare from antipasti to pastas, as well as what is still arguably Cape Town's best pizza. The "spuntini" or antipasti include classics like Italian meatballs, Caprese salad, and panfried spinach with toasted pine nuts. Pastas are great, but pizza is why you are here. The "Cacio," with Italian sausage, cacio cheese, and roasted peppers, is a favorite, but simple combos like the "Pere," with olive oil, Gorgonzola, and sliced pears, are also amazing. Warm service, an uber-casual ambience, and a small play area out front make this a super family-friendly venue.

Italian Pet Friendly Casual Lunch Dinner $ Family

Quick Facts

Main Rd.
Hout Bay, Western Cape  7806, South Africa


Known For:
  • Excellent Italian-style pizza
  • Friendly, warm service
  • Frequent specials
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch weekdays

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