Dine with us

We promise an intimate and relaxing dining experience that offers traditional food and hospitality for local patrons and newcomers alike – ensuring a memorable and homely experience every time.


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Welcoming you

As a child growing up, the centre of our family was my grandmother and her superb Italian cooking, the memories, smells, and flavours of which still remain with me today. Delicious and beautiful food, warmly shared with loved ones, serves as a foundation to all that Nonna Lina is, and all that it hopes to offer its guests in the years to come.

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Our location

Located next to the Labia Theatre, opposite UCT, Nonna Lina in Gardens invites you to experience the charm of Italy without leaving Cape Town.

Step into our restaurant and immerse yourself in an Italian ambiance that feels like home. Our goal is simple: to transport you to an Italian dining experience with authentic aromas and an unpretentious setting. Whether you’re planning a romantic evening or a casual get-together, our warm atmosphere accommodates all.

As our first restaurant, Nonna Lina in Gardens celebrates Italian tradition. Our diverse menu reflects this, offering a range of dishes that pay tribute to Italy’s culinary heritage. To complement your meal, our carefully curated wine list ensures a perfect pairing.

Join us at Nonna Lina, where we bring a taste of Italy to your table, making every visit a delightful journey into Italian culture and cuisine.

Luisa BraunLuisa Braun
19:31 26 Apr 22
This place is amazing! The interior makes you feel like you are in Italy. The staff is very friendly and the food is really good. I had ravioli spinach and ricotta with tomato sauce ??
Dennis RyderDennis Ryder
15:14 24 Apr 22
Nice Italian restaurant. Fair pricing. I'll be more bold and not just order pizza next time. Great vibe and the service was attentive and engaged.
Cathy MilnerCathy Milner
07:48 25 Mar 22
Authentic Italian food. Great service and excellent pasta...too much for us to finish but we took it home for lunch. Pizza also excellent. Nice wine list.
Shubha BhatShubha Bhat
08:07 21 Mar 22
Their crushed garlic in oil is so delicious with any food. They have a great variety of vegetarian foods. If you looking for authentic italian cuisine this is a great one. I almost never make reservations and they is always space on weekends.
Dan StillermanDan Stillerman
20:15 19 Dec 21
Had the artichoke salad and the creamy tomato pasta - both excellent. Really good service too. Definitely recommend ?