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Carbo-loading in Cape Town

A list of Cape Town's favourite Italian restaurants.

06 Mar 2013

Shame. Poor carbs. Nobody loves them anymore. They have got a bad rap lately. (I blame that Tim Noakes oke).

But not everyone feels that way and a lot of people, cyclists, sportsmen and sportswomen still believe in the mighty carb. And of course every year in March The Argus does wonders for the carb's reputation. (I wonder if Richard Branson is carbo-loading?)

So wether you are a believer or not, here is a list of fantastic Cape Town restaurants where you can carb yourself silly before the race, or just go along to be supportive (I'm sure the chef will be relieved to make a few salads too).

CBD and Atlantic Seaboard

NEW - The Cousins – Barack Street, CBD
Mitico – Kloof Street, Gardens
Bacini’s  – Kloof Street, Gardens
Bardelli’s – Kloof Street, Gardens
Il Leone – Prestwich Street, Greenpoint
Posticino’s  - Greenpoint
Nonna Lina - Gardens
Buratta - Woodstock - The Biscuit Mill
Meloncino - V&A Waterfront

Col’Cacchio - Blouberg, Camps Bay, Town, Belvedere Road


Magica Roma - Pinelands

Southern Suburbs

A Tavola - Claremont
Borruso's -  Rondebosch
Bardelli’s - Kenilworth
Basilico - Newlands
Volare - Constantia

Hout Bay

Massimo's - Oakhurst Farm Park
Papino's - Central Hout Bay

More great restaurants that aren't necessarily Italian but have a good selection of pizzas and pastas on their menus:

Carlyle's on Derry
- Vredehoek
The Bungalow - Camps Bay/Clifton
The Grand Beach Cafe - Granger Bay
Woodlands Eatery - Vredehoek

If you are not into going out - then we have over 100 awesome pasta recipes for you to make at home.

Good luck on Sunday riders and thank you supporters!

Please let us know where you like to carbo-load in Cape Town in the comments below.



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