Trattoria da Vinci

Woodpecker Mall, Main Road, Sedgefield [next to the only Pharmacy in town!]
Tel: [044] 343-1867

Steve and Leah Baleta

Steve and Leah Baleta

Madeleine and I often visit Sedgefield and each time we go, we eat at a little Trattoria in the main street of this coastal town between George and Knysna.  Run by Steve and Leah Baleta, the food is Italian by name and Italian by nature.  Steve does great duty at the pizza oven in which he slow roasts lamb shanks in the afternoons when the temperature is down, and when its up, he makes the crispiest of thin base pizzas and bakes fresh line fish which they source daily from the fishermen in Mossel Bay harbour. Leah is a superb cook and you’ll always find her marinated vegetables and her pork fillet crumbed and served with mushroom sauce on the menu.  Be sure to ask for her daily specials – at times you’ll find slow roast pork with the crackliest of crackling.  Madeleine always has a bowl of her creamed spinach that is served with tiny lumps of feta. When it comes to dessert time, there are a number of Leah’s dishes that are so deliciously decadent. Her Mona Leah coffee espresso cake with almond meringue and frangelico cream and the fabulous Toblerone Ice Cream are good rewards at the end of your meal there. Some good and out of the usual wines on the list too – do try the De Krans Unoaked Chardonnay.

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August 13th, 2009|Categories: Restaurants|