Flavours of Tradition

The UmhlangaDecember 20, 2023

Founded in 2014, Old Town Italy is a true Italian food lover’s paradise that offers a great combination of freshly baked goods, cooked on-the-go meals, imported and local retail items, and an upmarket restaurant. Oh, and let’s not forget the popular gelato station! 


The cleverly curated space captures the essence of Italy. It is a portal back in time, slowing things down and celebrating wholesome food and products that contribute to a home-away-from-home experience. 


With its old-world romantic charm and authentic Italian cuisine, Old Town Italy has become a favourite destination for loyal as well as new customers. After the recent renovations, the spot has reopened for dinner trade from Monday to Saturday until 10 p.m. The launch of their contemporary dinner menu, including some of the “old favourites”, also brings with it a host of other exciting offerings which now give a little more than what your typical restaurants have to offer. 


Old Town Italy promotes a slow food movement. They take pride in the desire to preserve traditional and regional cuisine that supports local farmers of livestock, plants and seeds that complement the ecosystem. This brand strives to remain focused on creating superior quality products served with passion. At the bakery and deli, you will find locally-produced fresh foods including cheeses, ready-made meals, cured meats, freshly baked bread, croissants, cronuts, cakes and many other pastries and delights. 


The menu is authentically Italian, and they maintain a strong focus on Italian products while also sourcing products that align with the food philosophy, from Italian dishes to fresh salads and hand-stretched Neapolitan pizza with real mozzarella. 


Look out for their regular events coming up soon. You can join them for fun and creative Sip & Paint classes – unleash your inner artist while drinking a glass of wine and snacking on delicious appetizers like halloumi fingers and bruschetta starters. Don’t miss out on this unique and enjoyable experience. They also have pasta-making classes, where you can enjoy Old Town Italy wine and a light antipasto board and create your own Italian pasta dish. And for pizza lovers, there are pizza-making classes to make your own pizza from scratch! Their Bakers Hour is something not to be missed, with baked goods on special every day from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.! 


Don’t forget to swing by the beautiful Umhlanga branch and experience the wonderful atmosphere and exceptional food, whether it’s a lunch date, a quick breakfast or treating yourself to a few of their baked goods.


031 566 5008


39 Meridian Drive Umhlanga Rocks, Durban