Spiga

200 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban, KwaZulu Natal

About

Brothers Marco and Luca have created a unique restaurant in Florida Road that is strongly reminiscent of the typical Italian pavement bistros. The restaurant is always lively and there is a buzz as people sit at tables on the pavement or dine inside. Bookings are not taken and part of the experience is joining the crowd waiting for tables and watching the passing parade. The brothers know most of their customers by name and run things with impeccable casualness.

The fare is ostensibly pizzeria, but in fact it has all the familiar Italian food and in addition there is the "On The Table" menu which provides a great selection of more innovative cooking. Pizza is served in the real Italian style, thin crispy crust brushed with a homemade napoletana sauce and topped with delicious mozzarella.

The decor is classy but understated, with the emphasis on comfort and functionality. The atmosphere is provided by the lively press of people and the European feel of the pavement seating. Prices are very reasonable and the restaurant is open till the early hours of the morning. Where else can you have a fine meal at 2 am?

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