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Old Town Italy Umhlanga

39 Meridian Drive Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, 4319

About Old Town Italy

The Old Town Italy restaurant is at the heart of the store where friends, business colleagues, family and people passing through stop to take it all in. The restaurant is a show case of our values, service and belief in authentic Italian food. There is a constant flow in this area where you can grab a quick coffee or linger for a fresh breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here is where you truly experience the feeling of Old Town with a sense of returning to old school methods, artisanal cooking and good service.

The Old Town Italy café undertakes to serve the freshest premium-quality foods in as ethical a manner as possible. Our café also represents a movement back to “real food”.

Our menu is authentically Italian, yet flexible enough to stay up to date with the latest health trends and food movements. We focus on Italian products, but also source local products that align with our food philosophy. No GMO products are allowed in our store.

From authentic Italian dishes, to cuts from our butchery, grill section. fresh salads, to panini / piadina and hand-stretched Neapolitan pizza with real mozzarella.


At Old Town Italy we promote the slow food movement which can be seen in our restaurant menu and throughout the market. We take pride in our desire to preserve traditional and regional cuisine that supports local farmers and artisans of the food trade.

We see our market place as an amusement park for foodies. You can get lost in the authentic ambiance and wonderful product.

Customers can indulge in the Old Town Italy market place by visiting the butchery for our local, grass-fed meat or passing by our cheese counter to pair any of our delicious selection with a freshly baked, artisanal loaf of bread from the bakery. No visit to the market place would be complete without a stop by our Italian wine and grappa selection.

Old Town Italy butchers employ classic, artisanal techniques and take great pride in their craft. Our butchers are here to help the customer choose the best cut for their needs.

In our Italian Street Food and deli section you can find fresh salads, antipasti dishes and roasted free-range chickens, as well as traditional Italian classics such as lasagne and melanzane alla parmigiana.

Italian nougat, biscotti and imported chocolates can be found in the market place. Each chocolate or sweet has a story or recipe behind it illustrating its artisanal production, heritage and culture. We go to great lengths to ensure that our artisanal breads are made with the very best ingredients using traditional methods.

Our health-conscious sourdough breads contain natural, pre-fermented yeast known as levain which has probiotics beneficial for your gut. All our breads are preservative and GMO-free. Our breads are made using filtered water, non-iodized salt and unbleached stone-ground flour in its purest form. The artisanal bakery guarantees that all the cakes and pastries are made with free range eggs, real butter, filtered water and pure flour.

Old Town Italy’s cheese section offers a range of both local and imported quality cheeses. On the salumeria side, you will find an extensive range of both local and imported salami and cured meats.

Our retail and homeware philosophy is simple; only if something is good enough for our families is it good enough for our store and our customers. With this in mind, we go into the market place and source the best products available. Often this ethos means that we import our retail products. From a jar of marmalade, a limited-edition wine or the finest blend of olive oil; to a ceramic bowl, a tailored apron or an exclusive set of crystal tumblers; each product has been carefully selected by our team with quality and uniqueness in mind.

And lastly, who doesn’t like gelato? Old Town Italy has been working alongside the famous Italian ice cream company, Fabbri 1905, who are internationally renowned for their quality and authenticity. We hope you love the market place as much as we do.

Old Town Italy is our home away from home and we hope it becomes yours too.

Contact Us

T: 031 566 5008


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