I am from *Piemonte, in northern Italy. I come from a family that raised its own chickens, eggs, vegetables, rabbit and veal for the table. My family’s veg and fruit was home-grown and preserved for the leaner months. Families would club together and buy a large consignment of meat to save money. The home-made produce was complimented by special bought items such as truffles and amazing cheeses with cow’s and sheep’s milk, as well as seasonal delights like locally gathered figs, wild mushrooms, hazelnuts and chestnuts. We still celebrate today the trade links with Liguria with ‘bagna cauda’ – a autumnal ‘fondue’ style dish made with anchovies and veg to dip. We try to offer the best of Piemonte at Massimo’s, while still celebrating many of Italy’s popular dishes.
*Please note that Piemontese cuisine is not heavily laden with chillies and garlic or spices. My mother uses both sparingly, or not at all. We freshly chop chillies and garlic daily; they are available as a side at a small extra cost.
We (that is, my wife, Tracy and I) came to South Africa in 2003 for a holiday, and fell in love with the country, its people, and the landscape. Before that, we spent seven years living in the French countryside running a ‘gite’ (a type of B&B or ‘agriturismo’). We did the cleaning, gardening, ironing, pool cleaning, etc ourselves, as well as offering French, Italian, or Far Eastern dining on request for up to 26 people. We installed a pizza oven and then expanded our offering to pizza. Everybody loved our lighter, thinner style of pizza, so it was a natural progression to bring that idea to Cape Town. “Massimo’s Pizza Club” began here in 2009 with us and 4 staff, preparing all the ingredients in our kitchen at home and bringing them here at 4pm, as we shared the premises! We are now open 7 days a week and have roughly 20 staff.
The interior has a rustic eclectic ambiance with historical photos of the folks back home.
Outside there are family friendly relaxed dining areas with jungle gyms and spaces for the children to run and play.
If you become a regular, expect to be greeted by name!
Most of our staff are recruited from the local community, and we endeavor to promote from within.
(subject to availability)
You make a difference in someone’s life as we donate to a specific charity every time you buy one.
Shop 4, Oakhurst Farm Park,
c/o Dorman way and Main Rd, 7806 Hout Bay, Cape Town
For same-day bookings, please phone (do not e-mail) as we don’t always
check the e-mails during busy times.
Phone: 021 790 5648
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (PLEASE phone us for same-day bookings!)
For deliveries in Hout Bay or Llandudno phone us on 021 790 5648, we always have a driver from 16:00 to close dailys and we guarantee your food will be warm or go to Mr Delivery