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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 branches

Nonna Lina in Gardens is conveniently nestled in one of Cape Town’s most vibrant areas, just next to the Labia Theatre, opposite UCT. It is our first restaurant, with an extensive Italian menu and a nice wine list to ensure that every dish has the perfect wine pairing.

The Nonna Lina Pizzeria at the V&A Food Market can be found upstairs, where wood-fired pizzas can be enjoyed.


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 ?