La Piazza Restaurant in Ballito, owned by true Italians Marco Bortolussi, Catia, and Daniele Marinelli, offers authentic Italian cuisine in a quality cafe setting. Located at The Well, this restaurant serves delicious Italian food from breakfast to dinner in a clean, chic, and contemporary atmosphere. Marco’s Northern Italian heritage ensures warm hospitality, treating guests like family with a relaxed approach to dining.

La Piazza Menu South Africa
Restaurant NameLa Piazza
Cuisine TypeItalian food
Opening Hours08:00 am – 10:00 pm
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La Piazza Menu

La Piazza, owned by experienced chef Marco, offers fresh and scrumptious Italian cuisine with a wide variety of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This family-friendly restaurant welcomes children with play areas and outdoor activities, creating a vibrant and inviting atmosphere on the North Coast of KZN. Experience Italy through food and ambiance at La Piazza.

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ANTIPASTA

DishDescriptionPrice (R)
Deep Fried Ravioli (V)Spinach & ricotta-filled ravioli served with Italian tomato and garlic sauce.R114,00
Fritti MistoCrispy fried calamari, prawns, and calamari tentacles served with Italian dipping sauce.R178,00
CarpaccioThinly sliced cured fillet of grain-fed beef garnished with Grana Padano cheese, basil pesto, balsamic reduction, and capers.R138,00
Arancini (V)Mushroom & spinach risotto balls, lightly crumbed and fried, dressed with Napoli sauce, truffle oil, and Parmesan shavings.R132,00
Calamari TubesCalamari tubes pan-tossed with lemon, parsley, garlic, and creamed paprika sauce, served with artisanal bruschetta.R138,00
Calamari & ChorizoCalamari tubes and chorizo sausage pan-tossed with lemon, parsley, garlic, and creamed paprika sauce, served with artisanal ciabatta bread.R150,00
Deep Fried Squid HeadsCrumbed and deep-fried squid heads served with lemon and tartar sauce.R138,00
Gnocchi La PiazzaPotato dumplings in a creamy bacon snap pea sauce, topped with Parmesan, pea shoots, and smoked paprika oil.R121,00
Chicken LiversChicken livers in a creamy peri peri sauce, served with ciabatta bread.R127,00

VEGETARIANO

DishDescriptionPrice (R)
Melenzane Ala ParmigianaRoasted aubergine layered with mozzarella cheese, basil, and napolitana sauce, oven-baked topped with Grana Padano shavings.R207,00
RaviolliSpinach and ricotta-filled pasta served with a creamy Parmesan sauce.R196,00
Sundried Tomato & Spinach RisottoArborio rice cooked in stock with spinach, sundried tomato, basil, and tomato.R190,00
Pasta VerduraPenne pasta coated in creamy Parmesan sauce with mixed peppers, baby marrow, onion, mushrooms & spinach.R178,00

COMBINAZIONE

ItemDescriptionPrice (in Rands)
Half Baby Chicken & PrawnsFlame grilled chicken topped with 4 prawns, lemon & herb or peri-peri, served with a side of your choice.R339
Prawn & Calamari4 Prawns with calamari, prepared in homemade lemon & herb or peri-peri sauce, served with a side of your choice.R339
Rib Rack & Chicken300g Pork loin ribs, char-grilled along with half a baby chicken, lemon & herb sauce/peri peri sauce, served with a side of your choice.R339
Rib Rack & Prawns400g Pork loin ribs, char-grilled, topped with 4 prawns served with a side of your choice.R339
Surf & Turf250g Fillet, topped with 6 prawns, calamari & mussels, tossed in our special marinara sauce, served with a side of your choice.R414

FOCACCIA

ItemDescriptionPrice (in Rands)
Rosemary FocacciaFresh rosemary & Himalayan rock salt served with Italian tomato and garlic sauce.R86
Garlic FocacciaGarlic butter, Himalayan rock salt, oregano served with Italian tomato and garlic sauce.R92
Cheese & Garlic FocacciaMozzarella cheese, oregano & garlic butter served with Italian tomato and garlic sauce.R98
Squid Head FocacciaSquid heads, garlic, lemon butter, parsley, rosemary & fresh chilli.R167
Tre Colore FocacciaFior di latte mozzarella, pesto, rocket, cherry tomato, drizzled with balsamic reduction & Himalayan rock salt & pepper.R167
Porcini FocacciaOnions, porcini mushrooms, truffle oil, fior di latte mozzarella cheese & Himalayan rock salt & pepper.R167
Carpaccio FocacciaCured fillet of grain-fed beef thinly sliced dressed with grana padano shavings, basil pesto, aged balsamic reduction, Himalayan rock salt & pepper.R178

PASTA

ItemDescriptionPrice (in Rands)
Aglio Olio E PeperoncinoOlive oil, chilli, garlic and parmesan cheese.R144
Aglio Olio De MareDeshelled prawns, calamari, olive oil, chilli & garlic.R265
Spaghetti Napolitano (V)Traditionally prepared with fresh basil & homemade tomato sauce topped with grana padano.R167
Fettuccine Alla BologneseTraditionally prepared with Italian tomatoes, herbs & topped with grana padano.R190
Gnocchi Gorgonzola (V)Gnocchi, gorgonzola sauce, butternut puree, cranberries, and walnuts.R201
Penne Alla VodkaTomato, red pepper flakes, cream, vodka & grana padano cheese.R178
PuttanescaOlives, capers, anchovies, garlic, tomatoes, red pepper flakes topped with grana padano cheese.R190
LasagneLayers of homemade pasta layered with bolognese, béchamel sauce, mozzarella cheese & grana padano, baked in our wood fired oven.R207
Pollo FettucciniChicken strips, porcini mushroom, garlic chenin blanc cream, truffle oil & grana padano.R213
Spaghetti LimoneCalamari tubes tossed in a creamy lemon basil sauce and lemon rind.R265
Spaghetti Marinelli (V)Pan seared prawns with garlic, spinach, sundried tomatoes, parmesan & creamy parsley sauce.R265
Spaghetti PescatoreMussels, prawns, calamari and clams served in a creamy tomato sauce.R265
Spaghetti PrimaveraBasil, prawn meat, sauvignon blanc, onion, cherry tomato, chilli & garlic.R265

INSALATA

ItemDescriptionPrice (in Rands)
Insalata GorgonzolaSeasonal greens tossed with walnuts, cherry tomatoes, poached pears dressed with virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar.R178
Insalata BellaMixed leaves, rocket, cherry tomatoes, olives, grilled chicken strips, pesto, prosciutto & grilled haloumi topped with pesto & french dressing.R173
Insalata Tricolore (V)Fior di Latte mozzarella, vine ripened tomatoes, basil and avocado pear dressed with aged balsamic reduction and basil pesto. No dressing included.R167
Chefs Speciality InsalataDeboned pork rib, honey and sesame glaze, seasonal leaves & greens, crispy spinach, heirloom pickled radish & oven roasted baby beets.R173
Insalata Calamari FritiLightly battered calamari tubes, over avocado pear, mixed greens, feta, onion, tomatoes & peppadew salsa served with basil aioli dressing.R184
Insalata Italian SaladMixed Greens, cherry tomatoes, red onion, olives, grana padano shavings, dressed with pesto & olive oil.R138

PIZZAS

ItemDescriptionPrice (in Rands)
Margherita PizzaClassic Italian crisp base with marinara sauce & mozzarella cheese.R138
San Marco PizzaHam & mushroom.R167
Hawaiian PizzaPineapple and ham.R167
Chicken Tikka PizzaRoasted chicken fillet strips, mild tikka sauce, onions & bell peppers.R178
Nonnas PizzaGrilled chicken fillet strips, mushroom, peppadew & feta.R196
Avocado PizzaBacon, feta and avocado.R201
Salami PizzaSalami, garlic, mushroom & pesto.R201
Ferrari PizzaPepperdew, onion, feta, ham, olives & salami.R207
Mexicana PizzaOnion jalapeño chilli mince & mixed peppers.R207
Napoletana PizzaAnchovies, olives and capers.R213
Vegetarian PizzaCapers, cherry tomatoes, roasted aubergine, olives, Spanish onions and spinach.R190
Quattro Stagioni PizzaArtichoke, asparagus, mushrooms and olives.R190
Pizza Amore PizzaPeppadews, bacon, feta, garlic, olives and sundried tomatoes.R224
Meat Lovers PizzaBacon, steak, chicken, salami, ham & onion.R253
Godfather PizzaProsciutto, rocket, feta and basil pesto.R215
Pescatore PizzaCalamari, mussels, prawns & parsley.R265
MafiosoPrawn, Chorizo, Feta, pepperdew, garlic & pesto.R265
Fior di LatteMarinara sauce, fior di latte cheese, black pepper with fresh basil (when in season).R178

CARNE

ItemDescriptionPrice (in Rands)
Tomahawk Steak800g Ribeye grilled to your preference, served with a chimichurri butter and a side of your choice.R483
T-Bone 500gThick cut, 21 days dry aged & char-grilled, cooked to your preference & served with a side of your choice.R305
Lamb Cutlets300g Grilled lamb cutlets to your preference served with a red wine & mint jus and a side of your choice.R374
Rib Rack 400gPork loin ribs, char grilled, served with a side of your choice.R265
Rib Rack 600gPork loin Ribs, char grilled served with a side of your choice.R339
Pork BellySlow braised pork belly, with port & maraschino cherry jus, served with a side of your choice.R293
Plain Fillet250g Beef fillet grilled to your preference, served with a side of your choice.R288
Herb FilletServed over fondant squash & roasted zucchini, topped with our famous garlic & herb butter, served with a side of your choice.R299
Marco’s Fillet250g Beef fillet, topped with our homemade mushroom and truffle red wine jus served with a side of your choice.R316
Filetto Jalapeno, Avo & Feta250g Beef fillet, topped with a creamy jalapeno sauce, avo and feta served with a side of choice.R334

POLLO

ItemDescriptionPrice (in Rands)
Half Baby ChickenPeri-peri or lemon & herb, served with a side of your choiceR201
Baby ChickenPeri-peri or lemon & herb, served with a side of your choiceR265
Grilled Chicken BreastPeri-peri or lemon & herb, served with a side of your choiceR190
Creamy Chicken Surf & TurfCrumbed chicken breast topped with 4 deshelled prawns, garlic, spinach, sundried tomatoes, parmesan cheese and creamy parsley sauceR265

FRUTTI DI MARE

ItemDescriptionPrice (in Rands)
Traditional Battered HakeCrispy battered hake fillet served with a tangy tartar sauce and side of your choiceR201
Calamari La PiazzaCalamari tubes pan-tossed with lemon, garlic, butter & creamed paprika sauceR236
King KlipGrilled, with either Lemon Butter or Lemon Garlic butter sauce served with a side of choiceR299
PrawnsQueen prawns grilled in our homemade lemon & herb or peri-peri sauce, served with a side of your choicefrom R334
Risotto GamberiArborio rice cooked in a stock with prawns, white wine, and tomatoR328
King Klip DijonaiseGrilled kingklip topped with 4 deshelled prawns, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, creamy mustard sauceR403

BAMBINI (KIDDIES)

ItemDescriptionPrice (in Rands)
Bambini Hawaiian PizzaHam & pineappleR98
Bambini Romano PizzaR98
Bambini San Marco PizzaHam & mushroom.R98
Bambini Margarita PizzaTomato & mozzarella.R92
Bambini PastaBolognese, napolitano, or alfredoR92
Bambino Pollo Crumbed Chicken StripsServed with chips and lemon & herb mayonnaise.R104
Kiddies Pork RibletsBasted pork ribs & chips.R138
Kiddie Chicken BurgerChicken basted with our lemon and herb sauce served with lettuce, tomato, onion & lemon, and herb mayonnaise.R127
Kiddies Beef BurgerBeef, 150g patty, basted with our barbecue sauce, served with lettuce, tomato & onion.R127
Kids Calamari & ChipsLightly crumbed calamari with chips served with lemon & herb mayonnaise.R138

SIDES

ItemPrice (in Rands)
ChipsR52
Seasonal VeggiesR52
Roasted Baby PotatoesR52
Sweet Potato ChipsR52
Side SaladR52
Savoury RiceR52
Creamed SpinachR78

DESSERTS

ItemDescriptionPrice (in Rands)
Chocolate FondantBaked sponge with molten centre filling, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.R98
Chocolate SpringrollsChocolate Ganache wrapped in thin wafer pastry fried crisp and served with vanilla ice cream.R98
Churro BombsChocolate-filled Churro Bombs sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, served with vanilla ice cream.R98
Filled ChurrosClassic Churros filled with chocolate or custard, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, served with vanilla ice cream.R86
GelatoTraditional homemade Italian frozen dessert from our in-house Gelato bar with various flavors to choose from.R40
Vanilla Ice Bubble WaffleBubble waffle topped with vanilla gelato and maple syrup.R81
Caramel Bubble WaffleBubble waffle topped with vanilla gelato, honeycomb, and caramel syrup.R86
Amarena Cherry Bubble WaffleBubble waffle topped with vanilla gelato, fresh whipped cream, and mixed berry compote.R86
Oreoholic Bubble WaffleBubble waffle topped with vanilla gelato, Oreo cookie chunks, chocolate caramel sauce, and whipped cream.R86
Banana Bubble WaffleBubble waffle topped with vanilla gelato, fresh banana, candied pecan nuts, and caramel sauce.R86
Strawberry Bubble WaffleBubble waffle topped with vanilla gelato, fresh strawberries, crushed meringue, chocolate sauce, and cream.R86
Gelato MilkshakesVarious Gelato flavors blended into a shake.R98
Slushy PuppyRefreshing frozen drink with assorted fruity flavors.R32

BEVERAGES

ItemDescriptionPrice (in Rands)
Soft Drink CanStandard soft drink in a canR40
Tiser 330mlTiser soda in a 330ml bottleR41
Red Bull 250mlEnergy drink in a 250ml canR50
Lipton 330mlLipton ice tea in a 330ml bottleR41
ValpreBottled water brandPrice varies, starting from R30

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