Luca's Ristorante Italiano, established in 1994, captures the essence of the Italian lifestyle –colourful and flavour-filled. Luca Borella, the prolific hands-on owner, honours centuries old traditions essential to authentic Italian cuisine - simplicity and passion (and... don't forget anything Mamma taught you!!!).
Tuscan influences are evident with classic fresh pasta, seafood, meat dishes and other exotic delicacies on offer to tantalize your palate!
Food is freshly prepared to order and, as far as possible, homemade. The extensive menu goes hand-in-hand with a collection of carefully selected fine South African and Italian wines ( over 200 to choose from!) gathered specifically to complement any choice of meal.
A grand wood-burning oven delivers pizzas that delight the gods (although the calzone is to die for, the roast lamb, roasted red and yellow pepper & rocket pizza is the outright winner!) Slow-food specialities, including rabbit casserole served with polenta and the most unusual lamb, pot-roasted in coffee and apricots (Mamma Alma's recipe!), will have you coming back for more. These and many other choices, such as the incomparable luca's signature salad, from a comprehensive menu, promises you the ultimate Italian experience!
Luca's can cater for your home or office parties either at the restaurant premises which seats about 200 people or entire meals can be prepared for collection! OR, if you're going to a show at Barnyard Theatre Rivonia, let Luca's be your choice for quality take-into-show meals or pre-theatre dinner, or even after-show drinks or coffees!
Winter months are made cosy with gas heaters and in the summer you can enjoy warm afternoon lunches and lingering evening dinners outside under magnificent London Plane trees. Live music, including soft jazz, motown and swing, adds superb value to every Sunday evening!
Reservations are suggested at all times.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: Midday – 10pm
Friday and Saturday: Midday – 11pm
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 0866 173 643
Luca's Ristorante Italiano
Winner of 2009 AND 2011 Best Italian Restaurant in Joburg
Leisure Options Reader's Choice, Best of Joburg
Rivonia Crossing 2
No.3 Achter Road, Cnr Witkoppen Rd
Tel- 011 2341085/083 601 8145