Giuseppe's Trattoria and Cocktail Bar


Giuseppe's Trattoria and Cocktail Bar is an Italian-style trattoria in the heart of Gansbaai that is open for lunch and dinner, and everything in-between, from Monday to Saturday. Known by the locals as “Giuseppe’s”, this is the place to be if you want good food, a few drinks and laughter with friends. Be sure to try their famous pizzas with generous toppings and juicy homemade burgers and chips! Your 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. The feel-good offering doesn’t end there, you can take the delicious taste of Giuseppe’s home, so stop by for a convenient takeaway, Bellissimo!

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Question: 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 and prices are affordable.”

Trattoria Menu

Trattoria Menu

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Giuseppe's Trattoria and Cocktail Bar serves a delicious range of pizzas and pasta, as well as a few other favourites including sticky ribs, chicken schnitzel and homemade burgers.

Take a closer look at the full Guiseppe’s Trattoria and Cocktail Bar menu here.

Cocktail Bar

Cocktail Bar

Giuseppe's Trattoria and Cocktail Bar has a fully-stocked bar that features all your favourites that include:

  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Spirits
  • Cocktails
  • Liqueurs
  • Shooters

Be sure to sample drinks from the cocktail menu, including Gansbaai originals such as the “Bel my Pa”, “Liewe Lulu” and “Gat Skop”.  

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Ansie’s Wednesday Specials

Ansie’s Wednesday Specials

On Wednesdays, Ansie prepares a delicious dish of the day at Giuseppe's Trattoria and Cocktail Bar. 

Ansie’s passion for cooking began as a child when she and her mother spent many special hours together in the kitchen. 

The menu changes each week and features secret family recipes handed down to Ansie by her mom. Expect traditional South African favourites such as oxtail pot, roast lamb and curry with sambals, all served with tasty side dishes, all at a great price! 

Be sure to order early because these meals sell out fast! Contact Ansie on 0716579732 to place your order.



“Best local restaurant and cutest little pub. The owners, Ansie and Gino, are amazing hosts, and their staff are friendly and courteous. Experience Gansbaai hospitality at it's very best!” Geraldine Bosch, Facebook
“A delicious gem in Gansbaai. Pizzas were tasty and affordable and the owners were very hospitable.” Deepak Prag, Google Review  
“As first-time visitors to Gansbaai and Franskraal, we decided on seafood. To our luck, we happened upon Guiseppe’s and was blown away. The friendliest owners, great conversation and best pizza we’ve ever had! I recommend Guiseppe’s!” Mariska Beets, Google Review
“We always enjoy their pizza when we visit Gansbaai. Delicious flavours, well presented and prepared. Highly recommended.Frank Meulenbeld, Google Review
“Might be the best pizza and pasta we've had in years. Great food and great service. It was our first foodie-experience as visitors in Gansbaai, and definitely, the best! Anschen Smallberg, Facebook



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