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“Lucky Cape Town!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 65 on Main

65 on Main
65 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa (Formerly Giulia Restaurant)
021 439 9559
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Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Fresh and exciting new addition to the picturesque suburb of Green Point, Cape Town. 65 on Main offers a casual dining experience where the focus is simple and much loved dishes. A restaurant with friendly and informative staff, offering an amazing wine and cocktail list, they are happy to do anything to ensure it's the one place you feel that food meets pleasure.At 65 on Main they have a delicious variety of foods that any food lover would appreciate, with a simple but well created menu, where they have decided to concentrate on pure flavoures with simplistic ideas of bringing food together with good an astounding choice of wines to complement each meal.
Dinner Plain, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Lucky Cape Town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Right from the amuse bouche you know you’ve come to the right place for beautifully prepared, beautifully presented, fresh, quality food. Just to be on the safe side, start with a dessert. Take the millefeuille or the torta Guilia. Or both. But don’t miss the home-made pasta, the delicately seasoned calamari or the grilled beef served with superb roast potatoes. A slightly lighter but nevertheless substantial option is the wonderful zuppetta di mare. Well-chosen wines, a balanced selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes and always a daily special. Attentive management (still beaming with pride), efficient, charming service. A pleasant outdoor dining area and space for smokers. Car drivers should check whether there’s anything on at the nearby stadium and, if so, ask about road closures, parking and possibly alternative modes of transport.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The best and authentic italian tuscany food in town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We are surprised about this restaurant , the food was delicious , fresh ingredients, fresh menù and great food presentation. The Chef is from Tuscany and the owner from Milan. There were 3 of us for dinner and we ate , two starters ( sformatino di broccoli & involtino di pancetta) absolutely delicious and two main course ( gamberoni al sale & catch of day al cartoccio) The taste was crazy, I can remember the smell of cartoccio... For dessert I suggest the 'millefoglie and torta Giulia'... We have to go back soon... I can't wait to try the new plates!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We are a supper club that meet once a week and we like to try new places so on Thursday we were so pleasantly surprised by the quality and excellent Italian food. We were on this occasion six people and everyone was so happy with their food that for the first time we booked again for the next week. A first for us. We wish them luck and really hope they will be one of many new restaurants to be found and then frequented. Collette Levin

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Authentic simply delicious Milanese food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

delicious Italian food, unpretentious, homemade, pasta absolutely al dente which is unusual for this city. Owner a recent immigrant from Milan. We have been back, and back, and back. Sometimes the service is a little chaotic, but we don't care.... they are finding their feet- and we hope they are here for ever !!!!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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