Giuseppe's Trattoria and Cocktail Bar

Authentic Italian cuisine and cocktails

Giuseppe’s is an Italian-style trattoria in Gansbaai, renowned for serving authentic Italian cuisine and a range of must-try cocktails. The atmosphere is relaxed and lively, making this the perfect place to enjoy good food, a few drinks and laughter with friends or family. Hosts Ansie “The Godmother” and Gino “The Don” are veterans of the hospitality industry and make it their mission to ensure anyone who visits Giuseppe’s leaves in a great mood. And the feel-good offering doesn’t stop there. Need a boost to start your day? Pop into Giuseppe’s for their famous “Brekvis” and a delicious cappuccino.

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What is a “trattoria”?

What is a “trattoria”?


A trattoria is an Italian-style eating establishment, often family-owned and run, where the focus is on serving familiar Italian dishes, made with locally sourced ingredients. The atmosphere is relaxed and lively, making a trattoria the perfect place to enjoy good food, a few drinks and laughter with friends or family. The service is casual, with wine often being served by the carafe, and prices are affordable.

About the Menu

About the Menu


Giuseppe’s serves a delicious range of pizzas and pastas, as well as a few other favourites including sticky ribs and chicken schnitzel.

Pizza comes in 2 sizes, the Piccola (23cm) and the Grande (30cm).

Favourites include:

  • Italiano: Ham, salami, bacon, mushrooms and olives - Piccola (R95) & Grande (R125)
  • Californian: Bacon, feta and avocado -  Piccola (R85) & Grande (R120)
  • Quattro Carni: Bacon, deboned ribs, ham and salami - Piccola (R90) &  Grande (R130)

Check out the documents section for the full menu.


Must-try Cocktails

Be sure to sample drinks from the cocktail menu, including Gansbaai originals such as the “Bel my pa”, “Liewe Lulu” and “Gat skop”. Cocktails are often served in jam jars….

Ansie’s Wednesday Specials

Ansie’s Wednesday Specials

Ansie’s passion for cooking began as a child when she and her mother spent many special hours together in the kitchen. On Wednesdays, lucky Gansbaai locals and visitors have the opportunity to share the love, as Ansie prepares a delicious dish of the day, using secret family recipes handed down to her by her mother.
The menu changes each week, offering favourites including oxtail pot, roast lamb and curry with sambals, all served with side dishes at a great price. Be sure to order early - as these meals sell out fast! Contact Ansie to place your order.



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