About the Restaurant
Located in the trendy suburb of Greenside which has long been famed for its mecca of restaurants, Topo Gigio is one of those comfortable places with no pretences. Here you will find a relaxed ambience, friendly staff, and above all good wholesome food at prices to suit the pocket. It’s no surprise therefore that Topo Gigio attracts a mixed clientele of students, corporate clients and families who have made this restaurant one of their favourite spots in Greenside.
Topo Gigio has an excellent indoor/outdoor flow with tables spilling out onto the pavement making it a great venue for alfresco dining. Furnished in warm earthy colours, the ambience is relaxed and inviting and a feature wood fire is an added attraction for the winter months. A staircase leads up to a spacious sheltered balcony with additional tables( designated smoking area), where one can enjoy sundowners or more intimate evening dining.
Topo Gigio has an excellent inexpensive wine list (printed on empty wine bottles!) showcasing a well chosen variety of South African wines. In addition to the menu, there is a “Specials” chalk board, with signature dishes such as the creamed crumbed chicken fettuccine.
The menu naturally focuses on Mediterranean and Italian dishes from salads, focaccia bread, pizzas, pastas and traditional meat dishes. The salad selection is impressive (many of which are suitable for vegetarians) with some innovative options such as the Haloumi and Avo, or the Spinach Salad (with spinach, tomato, mushrooms, nuts, & Cottage cheese. Why not opt for a salad accompanied by one of the freshly baked focaccia breads which come with a variety of toppings!
The Wood Fired Oven Pizzas at Topo Gigio are definitely worth a try with over 30 options to choose from, including a few spicy one such as the Tikka (hot Indian flavoured chicken, green pepper, onions and tomato) and the Mozambiquan (chicken marinated in a peri-peri prego sauce, with chopped tomato and onion). Meal Specialities include the Veal Marsala and the Cajun style Calamari.
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 15:30 – 19:00 for live entertainment, The Rocketeers.