We are open Monday to Thursday from 16:00, Friday, Weekends and Public Holidays from 12:00

We operate during loadshedding

How it started

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.

Awarded BEST PIZZERIA in AFRICA 2019 and 2021 by


The Restaurant

The interior has a rustic eclectic ambiance with historical photos of the folks back home. 

Outdoor Dining

Outside there are family friendly relaxed dining areas with jungle gyms and spaces for the children to run and play.

Massimo's Team

Service with a smile

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.

Some of our favourite and most popular dishes.

Seasonal Specials

Our Specials Menu features dishes we cook using fresh and seasonal ingredients.

(subject to availability)

Chinotto (Imported Drink)R42

– a popular Italian soft drink - refreshingly bitter—but not so much so that you can't drink it like a soda. It has an intense, warm fragrance of cinnamon and clove and the sourness of rhubarb, quince, and grapefruit

Patate brave (Starter)R78

– Spanish style fried potatoes with spicy tomato sauce

(V) Popeye (PIZZA)R125

– baby spinach, mushrooms, roasted garlic, gorgonzola (v, w)

Marrakesh (PIZZA)R172

– Moroccan lamb, tomato, feta, mozz, minted sour cream, chili, garlic, sesame seeds

Lamb ravioli (MAIN)R179

– pasta parcels stuffed with slow-cooked lamb, tossed with brown butter & sage or Napoletana sauce, finished with grated parmesan

Seared tuna (MAIN)R199

- (SASSI green) – pan-seared & served on salad Nicoise (potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, anchovies, boiled egg) dressed with home-made aoli dressing


– a sugar cube soaked in orange flavoured 96.5% cane spirit, set on fire before you eat it. Best way to end your meal with a (legal) high!

Crème brulee (DOLCI)R72

- topped with strawberry

Shot of Massimo’s Handcrafted Cherry LiqueurR32

- served chilled


- a premium sparkling wine from one of our favourite wineries, clear and vibrant tiny bubbles, with citrus and brioche on the nose, a soft and creamy finish

Festive Cherry Sparkle COCKTAILR78

– Massimo’s Cherry Liqueur topped with sparkling wine garnished with blueberries


Take your Christmas dinner up a notch with Massimo’s latest taste adventure. - Cherries in a sugar syrup liquor - Blueberries in a sugar syrup liquor

Richard Bosman's Old Fashioned wine gums R40

- Made with Massimo's Spiriti Famousi liqueurs ( Lomincello , Ginger and Chocolate orange )

Charity Dishes

You make a difference in someone’s life as we donate to a specific charity every time you buy one.


R3 for each doggie meal to The Underdog Project (See our doggie menu)


home made with organic lemons (R2 goes to EMS Local Volunteers Emergency Services)


R3 for each one sold goes to the Friends of the Rivers of Hout Bay

HOUSE WINES250ML R69/67 | 750ML R205/200 |

For each house wine sold (Zevenwacht 7 Sauvignon Blanc or Cape Town Wine Company red blend ) R2 goes to Love in a Bowl


A Venetian aperitif of Aperol, bubbly & soda (R5 to local Volunteer Emergency Services)


For each Spuntino sold R2 goes to KMA (Kronendal Music Academy)


tomato, mozzarella, chorizo, red onions, Jalapeno chili (R5 to CCP Community Crime Prevention Hout Bay)


ham, mushrooms, mozzarella, feta, caramelized onions, cacio cheese, served with sliced avo (R5 to CCP Community Crime Prevention Hout Bay)


tomato, fior di latte mozzarella, fresh basil, olive oil (R4 to Border Collie Rescue)


tomato, mozz. feta, bacon, avo (R5 goes to DARG, our local animal rescue group)


best quality baby calamari deep-fried, home made aioli (R2 to NSRI Sea Rescue Hout Bay)

What we offer


Open 7 day a week Monday to Thursday from 16:00 till late, Friday to Sunday (and public holidays) from 12 till late.

Our latest menus available here

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For deliveries phone us on
021 790 5648

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We support a number of local organisations and charities with YOUR help.

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Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome at Massimo’s (inside, in certain areas, and outside) – we even have a menu for your favourite pooch.

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We aim to reduce our carbon footprint as much possible.

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Did you know?

We produce and sell our own handcrafted spirits!

Contact us


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: (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