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Dal-Italia Delicatessen is a magnificent taste of Italy right in the very heart of Hermanus. At Dal-Italia you can stock up on authentic Italian ingredients, local and imported deli products, fresh and frozen meals to take away, and the house speciality, handmade pasta crafted by Fabio Lenci of Fabio’s Ristorante. Fresh produce such as homemade pomodoro sauce, freshly baked ciabatta, flavourful parmigiano and spicy chorizo as well as pantry staples that come in an array of cans, bottles boxes and packets that fill the shelves and fridges at Dal-Italia. If you are looking for a snack, light meal, espresso martini or a cheeky limoncello, sit down and enjoy the vibe. If you are lucky you can catch Fabio in action as he makes the day’s tagliatelle, lasagne sheets and Panzerotti, the house speciality!

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Dal-Italia Delicatessen is brought to you by the same owner as Fabio’s Ristorante, Fabio Lenci.

Lockdown Bambino, Dal-Italia, was established in 2020 as a “pasta-fabbrica” but very quickly evolved into an authentic Italian deli and sidewalk café.

The shelves and fridges have a huge selection of anything and everything Italian as well as vegan and gluten-free options.



With new products arriving every day, regular visits to Dal-Italia Delicatessen are highly recommended. 

Dal-Italia Pasta

(fresh, dried and frozen - vegan and gluten-free options are available)

  • Lasagne Sheets
  • Tagliatelle
  • Spirals
  • Tubes
Dal-Italia Sauces

(homemade with the finest organic ingredients)

  • Pomodoro
  • Porcini Mushroom
  • Seasonal Sauces

(freshly baked and delivered to Dal-Italia first thing in the morning)

  • Brioche
  • Panino
  • Ciabatta

(healthy organic ingredients are the secret to outstanding cheese)

  • Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Mozzarella
  • Buratta
  • Mascarpone
  • Bocconcini
  • Ricotta
  • Pecorini

(cured, fresh and frozen products of the highest quality and grades)

  • Salami
  • Mortadella
  • Chorizo
  • Veal
Imported Products

(for the pantry and also good as gifts)

  • Canned Goods
  • Crisps, Crackers and Biscuits
  • Dried Fruit
  • Sauces
  • Spices
  • Chocolates and Sweets
  • Cakes and Desserts


Fabio Lenci invites you to sit down for snacks and light lunches at Dal-Italia Delicatessen.

The à la carte menu and blackboard specials change seasonally, according to availability and to align with chef Fabio Lenci’s culinary creativity, so there are always surprises waiting to tantalize your tastebuds. 

Typically the menu looks a little something like this:


Tasty snacks ordered either as a starter or paired with a bottle of your favourite vino, “Aaah, Perfetto!”

  • Polenta Sticks
  • Soup of the Day
  • Panino Con Bistecca
  • Panino Con Pollo
  • Arancini
  • Caprese Salad
  • Chicken Chorizo Burger
  • Cheese Platter with Bread
  • Meat Platter with Bread
  • Cheese and Meat Platter with Bread
Filled pasta pillows served with fresh homemade Pomodoro sauce.
  • Spinach, Ricotta and Parmesan
  • Pumpkin, Ricotta, Sunflower Seeds and Parmesan
  • Beetroot, Ricotta, Sunflower Seeds and Parmesan
  • Chicken, Porcini Mushrooms, Ricotta and Parmesan
  • Veal, Porcini Mushroom, Ricotta and Parmesan
  • Prawn, Ricotta and Parmesan
  • Crayfish, Ricotta and Parmesan

Fresh pasta is made in the deli and if you time your visit right you can watch it being made from scratch. 

  • Creamy Pomodoro
  • Creamy Gorgonzola
  • Burnt Butter Sage
  • Creamy Porcini Mushroom
  • Piatto Tagliatelle Bolognese
  • Piatto Tagliatelle Pomodoro
  • Something Sweet (on request)


Mealtimes just became a whole lot more exciting because all the items on the Dal-Italia Delicatessen menu are available to take away! This includes:

  • Cooked Meals 
  • Fresh and Frozen Lasagna
  • Frozen Meals (My Food Fairy)
  • Gluten-Free Meals
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Vegan Meals
Fabio’s Ristorante

Fabio’s Ristorante

Fabio’s Ristorante is in St Peter’s Lane in Hermanus, is a short stroll from Dal-Italia Delicatessen, and is proud to be accredited by the Italian Chamber of Commerce as one of 25 authentic Italian restaurants in South Africa.

The fully-licenced ristorante is an authentic Italian experience, perfect for romantic evenings or happy family get-togethers.

  • Antipasto
  • Pizza
  • Pasta 
  • Lamb
  • Veal
  • Seafood
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan 
  • Gluten-Free
  • Menu Per Bambini
  • Dessert

Fabio’s caters for small private functions and celebrations that can be tailored to suit your needs and budget. 

Read more about Fabio’s Ristorante here.



“Dal-Italia Delicatessen has the most incredible food you can find in Hermanus! Made with passion and the best ingredients. We always receive warm and friendly service. Could not recommend enough!”  Demitria Engelbrecht
“Genuine Italian atmosphere even with its own Italian radio station.! Take a journey into Italy and visit for coffee, a meal, or just deli purchases. You'll love Dal-Italia Delicatessen!”  Hugh Bendavid
“Dal-Italia Delicatessen is a great place to sit down for an authentic, flavoursome meal or a quick pop-in to grab some charcuterie, cheese and other Italian delicacies.”  Warren Ferreira
“Dal-Italia Delicatessen is an awesome deli! I bought some amazing imported cheese, pancetta and dried porcini mushrooms. The owner is lovely and makes homemade pasta. We shall return soon for lunch and a drink at his cute little bar.”  The Potting Shed Accommodation
“Do yourself and your loved ones the favour of visiting the Dal-Italia Delicatessen.”  Nosy Rosy
“Dal-Italia Delicatessen has delicious cheeses and bread. Next for us to try is their pasta made on the premises and their coffee. The staff are always patient and helpful.”  Panagoula Christidis
“Dal-Italia Delicatessen is a little piece of Italy in the centre of Hermanus selling a wide range of true Italian products. Wonderful lunches and good service.”  Leoni Cameron



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