The Basilico Steenberg Restaurant celebrates its gorgeous setting in Tokai, a beautiful part of Cape Town, full of natural beauty and fun things to do. Basilico complements this gorgeous setting with its top-notch Italian cuisine. Situated in the Steenberg Village Centre, this restaurant is open from Monday to Sunday for lunch or dinner with friends, a celebration, a romantic date or a corporate get-together.
Basilico is famous for its wood-fired pizzas. But, the menu here is varied. Starters include a warm roast pepper and artichoke salad, mussels in a creamy garlic sauce, and springbok carpaccio with pecorino cheese. Main courses are a delightful selection of hearty favourites and innovative approaches.
They include grilled pork fillet with a garlic and ginger sauce, lamb cutlets with roasted red peppers, chicken and mushroom risotto, slow-roasted lamb shank, and a wide array of salads, pasta and pizzas. The desserts are decadent and delicious. Malva pudding with butterscotch sauce, tiramisu, and a rich citrus tart with a shot of Limoncello granita and vanilla aliases are all the order of the day for those with a sweet tooth.
In addition to the food, Basilico also has a comprehensive wine list that includes some of the local wines from the Constantia Valley, as well as others from further afield. The craft beers are always a hit, as is the Jack Black draught. The small bar area is ideal for those few diners that want to break away from dinner to get a quick look at the latest score on the high-def TV.
Lunch specials and a full takeaway menu ensure that diners really couldn’t ask for much more in the way of delicious convenience.