So yes, I still enjoy hanging out there but I’ve stopped going to restaurants just because they’re in Parkhurst- they have to actually be good.
When I heard that Stella e Luna, owned by the same people who run Cornuti (a very uppity, albeit good pizza spot in Illovo), was opening on the 4th Avenue Strip, I was quite excited. Parkhurst is seriously lacking when it comes to good pizza, and apart from Col’cacchio, I don’t really have a go-to spot for pizza in Jozi. My hubby doesn’t like Col’cacchio at all and prefers Andiccio, which I’m not a fan of, so we actually don’t end up eating pizza much. But now, there’s finally a spot we both love.
We went on a Tuesday night and it was PACKED. They don’t take reservations, and we ended up waiting for about 45 minutes before we got a table 🙁 The bar area is quite cozy and at around the 30 minute mark we were given some complimentary foccacia and dips to ward off the hunger pains, so we didn’t mind waiting too much. The restaurant is small, but the lighting and decor are both lovely- adding to a pretty perfect ambiance.
Stella e Luna’s menu encourages sharing, and has a tapas kind of vibe. We munched on some deep fried artichokes which were delicious- and I don’t even like artichokes.
So the no reservation thing is the only reason I haven’t been back again- with my busy life I don’t really have time to wait around for a table, but when I’m in the area and not starving I’m definitely going to go back.
Stella e Luna Contact Details:
Corner 12th Street and 4th Avenue, Parkhurst
Call 011 447 0669