Caffe Italia in Riverside is a smaller version of the Caffe Italia main restaurant in Sunningdale. While the restaurant is mainly take away focused, it does have a cosy eat-in area and provides the same basics that the main restaurant does – traditional wood fire oven pizza, freshly homemade pastas, strong coffee and a warm atmosphere.


Caffe Italia was opened by proprietor Milko Coute with the aim of providing authentic Italian food in fresh contemporary surroundings. Only the freshest ingredients are used in Caffe Italia dishes, except where it’s absolutely necessary to use authentic imported Italian products. The menu is traditional Italian and includes a large wood-fired pizza menu. The pizzas are famed for being perfectly thin based, and they come with all manner of toppings. A firm favourite with local patrons is the ‘Romano’ which is topped with bacon, camembert, cranberry and avocado.


The restaurant’s traditional Italian pasta is lovingly made with Italian penne, spaghetti and homemade tagliatelle. The house pastas can be made gluten free or with homemade potato gnocchi. The special home-made pastas and baked pastas menu includes delicious butternut panzerotti with creamy pecan nut sauce and a succulent gnocchi lamb shank dish. For the meat lovers, the ‘carne’ menu offers chicken, fish, slow cooked lamb shank and braised rack of lamb.

Caffe Italia provides good food made the way your (imaginary Italian) mama made it.




Head southwest on the M4. Take exit 3 toward M21/Riverside Road/Prospect Hall Road/Waterkant Road. Turn right towards the M21. Keep right to continue toward the M21. Turn right onto the M21 and after 1.2kms, turn right onto Browns Drift Road. The destination will be on the left.


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Shop 20, Park Boulevard
11 Browns Drift Road
Riverside, Durban North


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Food Served
Average Price$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Sunday
Breakfast: 07:30 - 10:00
Lunch & Dinner: 12:00 - 21:00
Take Out
Outside Catering
Load Shedding
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