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“Surprise in Stellenbosch”
Review of Pane E Vino

Pane E Vino
Ranked #45 of 250 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$26
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: PANE E VINO's essence is that of an Italian osteria where traditional Italian home style cooking is accompanied with family wines, grappas and a jovial ambience in which patrons visiting again and again end up feeling like part of the family. The food is fresh, uncomplicated and tasty. The family wines grappas along with a selection of regional Italian wines are available for clients to purchase on leaving the premises. Wine and Grappa tastings are also offered.
Upington
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80 reviews
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“Surprise in Stellenbosch”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Driving a bit randomly in stellenbosch we end at Pane e Vino and decided to have a quick snack and ended having a full meal plus a visit to the grappa factory guided by the owner and in his office we found a big Cuban flag and Cuban cigars, we taste the grappa and really enjoyed the hole experience.
Don't miss the ciabatta and the selection of wines is large enough.
A bit difficult to find but worthy the visit.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Adolfo C
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Somerset West, South Africa
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341 reviews
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“Great simple food”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

As per all great Italian restaurants, the balance is perfect. The food simple, but fantastic in taste. the service quick, but not in your face. The food arrived quickly as per Italy. This follows the Italian logic, that when you enter a restaurant, you do so because you are hungry, so get the food out smartly. All round a good experience, to be repeated.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Shaun F
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Home away from home”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

I travel a fair amount and when in Stellenbosch, this is my 'office'. I have meetings here, make use of the excellent wifi (pity it is not free...) and generally enjoy the pleasant family atmosphere. The menu is on a chalk board and is fresh every day. It is family run with Giorgio (the WineMaster of Meerlust fame) and George, his son of similar reputation.
Try the 'Giorgio'; red wine - not cheap but really, really good and their new offering 'Teamo' also a superb red.
TIP: I always have the Melanzane parmigiana, a Beef Ragu with layers of Aubergine and parmesan - so traditional, so tasty, so nice, you just want more!

The Coffee is excellent, service just right and it is in a quiet area just outside the main centre next to two wineries, a great baker (Yummie Chef), an ice-cream producer (Cold Gold) and a Deli (Fine Pasteries). Pop into StelleKaya Cellars (next building adjacent) for a wine tasting with award winning Female WineMaster to complete your experience.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank ShanevanJ
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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76 reviews
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“Great Italian Food”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Wonderful little Italian restaurant in Stellenbosch. We shared the deep fried risotto balls for starters and the lasagne and porcini pasta special for primi. The food was amazing! My husband then also ordered the pork with roast potatoes for secondi. Everything was excellent! We'll definitely be back.

Would definitely recommend that you make a reservation, the place was packed on a Saturday afternoon.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank VonnieFoodie
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Best Italian food in South Africa”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Pan e vino: a little, unassuming eatery in Stellenbosch overlooking not much but a parking lot and some trees. But WOW, where do we begin? The service was excellent and the staff went out of their way to move tables from the inside to outside so that we could smoke. A fantastic Italian home atmosphere. Food to die for! Dalla Cia family wines some of the best that South Africa has to offer. Wine (and grappa) tastings available at your table. Giorgio (red blend) and Sauvignon Blanc deserve a special mention. We ate and drank as much as we possibly could to make sure that we did not miss out. A must visit if you are in Stellenbosch.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Schnauzies
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