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When it comes to food, we adopt a “farm-to-table” approach - organic where possible, made with sustainable and locally sourced ingredients and wherever possible, freshly made in-house. When it comes to drinks, our cocktail and drinks selection will turn Si into your local watering hole; vibrant, colourful and oh so good! The setting? Boldly nested under the watchful eye of the architectural Silo masterpiece, our rustic chic interiors, living wall murals and homely decor ensure plenty of character and vibe. Awaken your senses to the gentle south Atlantic sea breeze…but don’t take our word for it, pop in and live it for yourself!
PRICE RANGE
R 57 - R 957
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Healthy, Gastropub
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing experience for adults and kids. Great food. Awesome entertainment. Awethu was a great waiter and Tami (the manager) ensures the kids have a great time by letting them make their own pizza, allowing them to paint a canvas (and choose their own design), and...really good magic tricks.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024

What a magical experience. The kids just loved making their own pizza's, painting their canvas, enjoyed a magic little show hosted by one of the Managers. The staff just knocked it out of the park with their attention to detail in ensuring all the guest...were taken care of . Si caters for everyone (Adults & Children) The atmosphere was just so welcoming. The food was really good, so thank you.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024 via mobile

Had an amazing meal here. Prices are great, food is even better. Yanga was so kind and warm and friendly and helped point in the right direction to my next destination. Highly recommend the chicken sandwich.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Thamsanqa Gumpo, General Manager at Si Cantina Sociale, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2024

Dear David, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're so happy to hear you had an "amazing meal" here. It always makes our day to know that guests appreciate the delicious food we serve at great prices. We're especially thrilled to learn that...More

Reviewed 21 February 2024

Best cocktail - heat wave and paloma - by siwe lovely staff, me and my partner had the best time would recommend to anyone visiting capeMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Thamsanqa Gumpo, General Manager at Si Cantina Sociale, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2024

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you and your partner enjoyed yourselves at our establishment and loved the "Heat Wave" and "Paloma" cocktails. We pride ourselves on using fresh, high-quality ingredients in our drinks, and it's always rewarding...More

Reviewed 17 January 2024

Had a great lunch experience at Si last weekend. Due to its location being away from the main hub of the Waterfront, it provided a quiet ambience which was good for us, though the indoor/outdoor layout allows it to become more atmospheric during busier times....Staff were super friendly and efficient, always catering to our requirements well and giving us plenty of time and space to fully relax there. The mixed menu combining tapas and lighter main meals were delicious and provided more than adequate food to complement the afternoon. The real highlight though was the level of attention given to our two daughters, who were treated to several in-house activities, including painting, pizza making and games with the team. This was very welcome and completely unexpected to us, providing a great opportunity for the parents to full engage in conversation with friends! Parents with young children will relate for sure, it's not often that we can have undivided attention to conversation in a restaurant environment, so thanks to the team at Si for that! Will certainly recommend this to likeminded families!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Thamsanqa Gumpo, General Manager at Si Cantina Sociale, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2024

Dear Saukwill, Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review of Si Cantina Sociale! We're thrilled you had a great lunch experience with us last weekend. We understand the importance of creating a welcoming environment for families, and we're so happy...More

Reviewed 15 January 2024

We probably chose the wrong night to visit Si. Quite a nice setting opposite the Silo Hotel it is a large restaurant albeit quite dark. There is a good choice of small plates/tapas which were all tasty and a rather poor wine list(I had a...local craft beer instead). Service was friendly but after we had been eating there for a while a quiz evening started. Popular with the local youngsters but certainly not what we expected so we ate up quickly and moved on.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Thamsanqa Gumpo, General Manager at Si Cantina Sociale, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2024

Dear Edgware, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback about your visit to Si! We're glad you enjoyed the delicious small plates and friendly service, and highly appreciate it We understand your experience may not have been exactly what you...More

Reviewed 11 January 2024

I went to Si Cantina to celebrate a friends birthday beginning of January. We were a big of 14 at a long table. Waitress took our order to be processed. Once food started arriving, there was a lot of peoples food still missing. Another female...waitress took the missing orders down to check with the kitchen. We waited over an hour for our food. My friends asked the manager twice what was happening and his response was simply that he didn’t know. Once the rest of my friends food arrived, mine was still missing. The waitress handed me my friends tacos and I said that we are still waiting for a vegetarian taco(which was mine), she then blurted out “Another one? yoh“ and walked away. No apology or explanation. The waitress informed us that she told the kitchen to make my food . My food would’ve only arrived 2 hours later 😠😠😡😤. Then I rather canceled my order and just told them to leave it. Keep in mind that the restaurant wasn’t as busy as I’ve seen them before, it was quite chilled. Then at the end, the nerve to still give us our bill with the meal I cancelled on there plus the manager wanting to make it up to us with free alcohol shots. It doesn’t work that way sir🙈. We wanted to celebrate a birthday over a meal together. Very disappointed with this service!💔😤More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Thamsanqa Gumpo, General Manager at Si Cantina Sociale, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2024

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback of your visit to Si Cantina Sociale. We apologise we have not met your expectation. We would appreciate an opportunity to contact you. Please could you kindly take a moment to send us your...More

Reviewed 12 December 2023

Had a super delicious cocktail Made by Siwe at the bar. The ‘Dalmatian retriever heat wave’ is nice a spicy!🌶️

Date of visit: December 2023
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Thamsanqa Gumpo, General Manager at Si Cantina Sociale, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2024

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled you enjoyed the wonderful cocktail made by Siwe. We can't wait to have you back soon!

Reviewed 11 October 2023

Stumbled into a rather empty restaurant. We were scared it was closed. Lucky for us, it was not. Clearly just a slow time. We had lovely South African wines. We had delicious food. Truly completed our day outing at the Waterfront. Bongani was our host,...waiter, everything all at once.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Thamsanqa Gumpo, General Manager at Si Cantina Sociale, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2024

Dear Virgil, Thank you for your entertaining review! We're glad you stumbled upon our restaurant and decided to take a chance, even though it seemed a bit quiet. Sometimes the best discoveries are made during slow periods! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed both the...More

Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

Stayed at hotel in Silo district near V&A waterfront and craved fresh food as my body was dealing with jet lag and airline food from a long flight from overseas. Si Cantina was the perfect place as their fresh, local seafood was on the menu...and prepared in the farm to table style of freshness. It was prepared surprisingly better than most places —in a cast iron skillet with the perfect crunch. I asked for the topping sauce (consisting of peri peri chilies, garlic, cilantro, and lemon) to be on the side and was able to control the level of heat as I ate the fish. It was so simple and fresh. I loved it. Siwe was our server and was extremely attentive to our allergies. Big heart and big smile. She was great. We paired our dishes with Cape Portrait Chenin Blanc and it was crisp, light, and simple.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Thamsanqa Gumpo, General Manager at Si Cantina Sociale, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2024

Dear R4NG51, Thank you for your fantastic review of Si Cantina Sociale! We're so happy we were the perfect pitstop to satisfy your craving for fresh food after a long journey. We understand how airline food and jet lag can wreak havoc on your body,...More

Reviewed 26 August 2023

Great service from Siwe and Zandi. The food is exquisite, drinks divine and the vibe top tier !!! Love love love!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Thamsanqa Gumpo, General Manager at Si Cantina Sociale, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2024

Thank you for loving Si Cantina Sociale! We appreciate the compliments for Siwe, Zandi, the food, drinks, and atmosphere. Come back soon and explore more of our menu! Sincerely,

Reviewed 29 July 2023

Great atmosphere, friendly, relaxed and wonderful food. Excellent service by Awethu added two more stars to our evening

Date of visit: July 2023
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Thamsanqa Gumpo, General Manager at Si Cantina Sociale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2023

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled you enjoyed the great atmosphere, friendly service, and wonderful food. Awethu's excellent service added an extra sparkle to your evening. We can't wait to have you back soon!

Reviewed 28 July 2023

Great atmosphere, amazing food, welcoming and friendly service!! Accidentally stumbled on this restaurant on a rainy winter day in Cape Town. Such a chill, relaxing venue. Our waitress Lwandisile was great.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Thamsanqa Gumpo, General Manager at Si Cantina Sociale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2023

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience with us. It's always a pleasure to know that our atmosphere, food, and service exceeded your expectations. We're delighted you stumbled upon our restaurant and found it to...More

Reviewed 26 July 2023

Delicious food and excellent service from Bongani, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and we will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Thamsanqa Gumpo, General Manager at Si Cantina Sociale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2023

Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience with us. Delighting our guests with delicious food and excellent service is what we strive for. Bongani will be delighted to know that he made your visit special. We...More

Reviewed 21 July 2023

I host comedy nights here! One of the most incredible nights of entertainment in the city! Definitely worth catching! Every last Thursday and Friday of the month.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Thamsanqa Gumpo, General Manager at Si Cantina Sociale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2023

We are thrilled to have you hosting Comedy Nights at Si Cantina Sociale. We look forward to welcoming you back every last Thursday and/or Friday of the month for more laughs and entertainment!

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  • Food: 4
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