So it’s not surprising that patrons of Pane E Vino, The Dalla Cia’s food and wine bar in Stellenbosch, arrive as guests and leave feeling like part of the clan. The warmth and enthusiasm of the family create an atmosphere, which quite simply ensures that you feel as if you’re stepping into the Italian home of a long lost friend or relative.
The philosophy behind the establishment is evident in the name, Pane E Vino - “bread and wine.” Everything about this popular establishment embraces the basic and traditional, like the freshest local ingredients used with imported Italian must-haves in the traditional Italian recipes and the cozy, welcoming decor.
The chalkboard menu, changes daily, but always includes classic Italian dishes with uncomplicated flavours, such as Caprese Salad, pastas, veal and pork. Whether you’re seeking a hearty meal or a light snack, you will find a classic favourite on the daily menu and will be able to enjoy it with a wine from the Dalla Cia range, also by the glass, or a bottle of your favourite Italian wine. And of course in the Italian tradition, the meal should end with an espresso or corretto with one of Dalla Cia’s grappas.
Pane E Vino is open Monday to Saturday from 10am – 6pm (Sat 5pm) closed on Sundays and public holidays. Wines and grappas can be purchased from the wine shop or ordered for shipment.
“The vibe is laid-back, with rustic wooden tables as well as books and bottles adorning walls and shelves that showcase the food and wine with trademark italian charm”
Wine Spectator Magazine
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“The Dalla Cia’s top priority is authenticity – there’s nothing fake or stereotypical about the decor. The space is utterly unassuming and honest – and the same applies to their food.”
Taste magazine - Woolworths
“When I drop in on Pane E Vino for a cappuccino it feels as if i am visiting Italy for 20 minutes.”
Vaughan Johnson: Wine merchant and connoisseur
“Love the ambience, the food, the wine, the grappa and sheer unpretentiousness of it all.”
Marlene van der Westhuizen : Chef and Author of Cookbooks