Restaurant Of The Week: Cornuti, Plettenberg Bay

This is the place to be in Plett. If you are on holiday or just having a casual lunch, Cornuti is the spot.

Family owned for years, Cornuti’s Plett branch (also known as Cornuti al Mare) is quite popular with locals and tourists during the Christmas holiday season. It’s centrally located and has an open space which is perfect for beach-style dining in this seaside town.

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Courtesy of Cornuti

Cornuti is known for its pizza, but it has a top-rate chef and a diverse contemporary Italian menu that includes a variety of other dishes. We ordered a few pizzas and everyone was quite satisfied by the taste and quality. We also ordered calamari with chorizo, which was absolutely delicious (and goes surprisingly well on pizza, as one of my friends pointed out), as well as lamb skewers served with a few dipping sauces, and a salad with chicken, bacon and avocado. Everything was enjoyable. The portions are quite large and the prices are definitely appropriate.

Service at Cornuti is entertaining — our server was full of quips and jokes and brought us everything quickly and with a great attitude. Be warned that during high season the restaurant  undergoes quite the transition from lunch and dinner to nighttime, when the adjacent Luna bar becomes one of the most popular nightspots in Plett. If you are having a late dinner, don’t be surprised if things get loud and lively after a certain hour when people of all ages begin to imbibe and let their hair down. I am all for this, but if you go for a family dinner, especially with small children, prepare for the action to heat up at a certain point in the evening all around the restaurant. Nonetheless, no matter what company you keep, you should definitely dine at Cornuti at least once while in Plett.

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