New Dog Friendly Restaurant - Vicolo, Ballito

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Our little family loves to brunch so when we heard of Vicolo, a new restaurant that had opened up the North Coast, we decided to do the road trip from Durban North to Ballito to try it out.


Vicolo is at the new Zimbali Wedge Centre. There are a few fashion, home décor and beauty shops that have opened on the boulevard and the centre has great potential to be a hustling hub of shoppers and diners. We arrived at 11:30am so missed the brunch menu. Note to self, if you want a proper brekkie set your alarm and get out of bed. Vicolo has been opened by the lovely people from Old Town Italy, one of Durban’s most loved Italian restaurants so it has the same Italian charm and menu.

I wish their menu had a few alternatives to Old Town Italy’s but at least it serves the same great quality coffee and melanzane alla parmigiana which is in the top two melanzane’s in Durban in my opinion. It is simple delicious. We ordered both of the above! Bringing Benji was no problem at all and they were happy for us to sit outside with him. 


The waiters at Vicolo are especially welcoming and attentive. Nothing seems too much for them. The décor at Vicolo is beautiful. You can see how much attention went into choosing every fitting and piece of furniture. The high ceilings, natural light and gorgeous finishes make this one of the new hot spots for brunching and lunching in my opinion. This would be the perfect place for mimosas with the girls or a large group booking due to the ample space but also has a romantic, Italian charm that would be perfect for a date night.


If you are looking for great food in a stylish setting with a relaxing ambiance than pop into Vicolo. You won’t be disappointed.

Price range $$

Address: Zimbali Wedge Retail Centre

What are your favourite restaurants up the North Coast and where should we go next?


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