From the moment you set foot in "Ciro Umberto's" restaurant, you will experience the reason why the soulful, culinary legend has steadfastly endured since 1985. The authentic, Portuguese flavour carries through from the decor to the dishes to such a degree that you would swear you've arrived in Portugal itself.
With an outside terrace open throughout the year, blazing fires keep the cold at bay in winter, and live entertainment will maintain the festive atmosphere in the summer nights. The vast menu specializes in Portuguese, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, from slow-roasted and deliciously herbed lamb shank to 'prawns nationale', and the generously topped pizzas fired in the wood-burning oven have been famous for years, arguably the best in Jo'burg itself.
Founded in Brixton and in operation for nearly three decades, the cozy atmosphere and personalized service has classic sixties and jazz music gently crooning in the background. Come indulge in the appetite-filling mastery and international wine list that makes "Ciro Umberto's" restaurant stand out from the rest.