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Italian goodies for Africa!










One of my favourite places to eat in Hermanus is the legendary Fabio’s, long a favourite with those in the know. If you are lucky enough to be heading to Hermanus –not only now—but in future it is time to look in on Fabio’s new Dal Italia Deli which will capture your imagination with a range of superb imported Italian produce and –the piece de resistance, when he can get them—the fabulous porcini mushrooms which he gathers with his own hands. Where he gets them is a secret but these are mushrooms which raise the product to unheard of heights. Not only are they fabulous fresh, made in many ways, but they dry fantastically and can be reconstituted  and used in superb risottos and casseroles, soups , and whatever grabs you as the winter months draw in.

Porcini at their best

Delicious Caprese salad









The deli also serves light lunches of the outstanding quality for which Fabio is known, salads, sandwiches and light pasta dishes. The pasta is always freshly made right there every morning which makes all the difference to an authentic Italian experience. The Caprese salad is heaven and try the Panino con Bistecca –grilled fillet with rosemary dressing on a crisp roll—yummy! An excellent small wine list with some Italian knockouts completes the picture. The atmosphere is light and relaxing, so get there, eat, buy and takeaway for a real Italian experience—the only one in the Overberg

Fresh Carpaccio with Parmesan

Couldn’t you eat that right now?