With a play on words the sign on the door says “Ciropractor - Taste bud manipulation and stimulation”. This is precisely what Ciro Molinaro has been doing for the last 10 years with lots of passion and enthusiasm, but no fuss or pretence. Besides his excellent culinary skills, Ciro is also an engaging and charming host and the restaurant exudes an old fashion charm with its soft painted walls, assortment of wrought iron chandeliers and window seating with lots of plump cushions. The open plan kitchen with its array of gleaming saucepans, maybe compact, but it is a hive of activity with Ciro at the helm.
The Mediterranean menu is small, but with good reason, as each dish is a careful blend of tastes, textures and colour. Starter recommendations are the polenta, herb and parmesan torte, or the exotic quionoa salad with its blend of Middle Eastern spices. The pasta dishes offer enticing options for vegetarian like the linguini with wild mushrooms, sage and roasted pine nuts. Main course specialities are the pan-fried calves liver with lentils and port wine sauce, and the grilled fillet wrapped with Parma Ham.
The kitchen practises the timeless tradition of slow cooked food using only the freshest and best quality ingredients and produce. La Cunina also operates an excellent deli which offers a large selection of prepared foods such a lasagne, soups, casseroles, pasta sauces and desserts. In addition there is a full catering and function service located in separate premises, where you can order everything from a celebration cake for special occasions to snack platter for cocktail parties at home or office.
From the De Villiers Graaf Motorway (M1) take the Jan Smuts Avenue (M27) turn-off towards Parktown. Continue straight ahead on Jan Smut Avenue (M27) until intersection of 7th Avenue turn right. We are situated at Shop no. 43 on 7th Avenue just before 3rd Avenue.
-26° 8' 40.38''
28° 1' 47.78''
43, 7th Avenue
Open for Breakfast & Lunch:
Tuesday - Sunday
Open for Dinner:
Tuesday - Saturday