Now that Piza e Vino has opened 5 minutes away from home, at the Wedge in Morningside, I think I might be visiting it more often on the nights I’m too lazy to cook. In the Rivonia/ Sunninghill area, there are precious zero restaurants that I’d actually recommend or frequent (Yamada sushi for takeaways probably doesn’t count), but this one is actually really pretty. They’ve set up a gorgeous patio area with a bit of a view, which is probably even nicer in the Summer.The inside has warm, wooden finishes with the retro feel that Piza e Vino has become known for, but this branch in particular just has such a nice feel about it. It feels like one of those welcoming restaurants you can feel at home in.
I think their current promotion is awesome. On Mondays and Tuesdays, you can order 2 medium pizzas and 2 glasses of house wine for R99. I don’t think you can even get a meal for 2 at Nando’s for R99. The pizzas aren’t your usual ones either, you can expect delicious combinations like the Melrose Arch: grilled free range chicken, avo, feta, honey, cherry tomatoes and fresh coriander or La Spagnola: balsamic infused caramelized onion, chorizo and goats cheese topped with rocket.
The pizzas taste as good as they sound too. The only complaint I had was the dessert. The dessert menu sounded like it would be great, but when it arrived it appeared to be frozen dessert that was made in advance 🙁 Taste wasn’t great either.
|Basil and mango panacotta|
So skip dessert (probably friendlier on your waistline too), and go try out their pizza special, well worth it I think. If you go a night other than Monday or Tuesday and want to sample the rest of the menu, their chicken salad is one of my favourite restaurant salads ever- it is DELICIOUS.
Piza e Vino has branches at Melrose Arch and the Zone at Rosebank, as well as a few branches in PTA. The one I reviewed is situated at The Wedge, Rivonia Road, Morningside. Call them on 011 783 2135.