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This family-run Italian deli is a hidden gem in Cape Town

Lello’s Deli and Caffe serves up Italian pastries, fresh truffle, and fabulous hot chocolate on a silver platter.

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By House & Garden South Africa | August 11, 2023 | Travel Leisure

Every other day new Italian restaurants open their doors, offering contemporary twists on traditional dishes. But Lello’s Deli and Caffe in the quaint Cape Town suburb of De Waterkant, are going back to the classics by serving home-made bronze cut pasta, schiacciata paninis, and the best Italian products.

This spring, if you’re looking for inspiration for living your best “La dolce vita” lifestyle, then Lello’s Deli and Caffe should be your first stop for a quick espresso before riding your vespa along the coast.

Divided into two locations, Lello’s Deli is where you will find freshly baked pasta, fresh truffle flown in from Italy, and baskets of plump juicy tomatoes.

Down the road is Lello’s Caffe where you are sure to see friends and family sitting in the sun talking over the viral hot chocolate, known as their “Cioccolato Calda", made with an Italian hazelnut chocolate paste and raw unprocessed rich cocoa served in a luxurious silver platter.

Try the viral “Cioccolato Calda" hot chocolate

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The chocolate hazlenut cornetto is the ultimate indulgence


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Elevate your pizza with fresh truffle and burrata

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Foccacio for the Schiacciata panini’s ferment for 48 hours

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