Eating Out in TokaiBasilico Steenberg Restaurant
Where? Shop B1, Steenberg Village Centre, Reddam Avenue, Tokai, Constantia Valley, Cape Town
When? Monday to Saturday from 12h00 to 22h30.
Sunday from 12h00 to 21h30
How? Call +27 (0)21 701-3589
Tokai is a beautiful part of Cape Town, and is full of natural beauty and fun things to see and do. The Basilico Restaurant celebrates this gorgeous setting and complements it with 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, pastas 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 angliase 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 take-away menu ensure that diners really couldn’t ask for much more in the way of delicious convenience.