La Scarpetta Mossel Bay is a delightful Italian restaurant in Mossel Bay. “Fare la scarpetta” is a phrase in the Italian language that’s close to the heart of everyone who has enjoyed a delicious plate of pasta with sauce.


Meaning “make the little shoe”, it refers to the small piece of bread used to mop up the last of the sauce on your plate.The owners of La Scarpetta Mossel Bay have always had a love affair with Italian food.


La Scarpetta Mossel Bay has been open for almost two years and the owner, Henriette is a career-driven woman (accountant), loving mother of Patrizio, and knows her stuff when it comes to Italian cuisine.


She lived in various parts of Italy, such as Rome, Milan and Senigallia for almost six years, and visited many regions while living there and learned about the lifestyle, culture and food.


Being passionate about this way of life, she constantly strives to make people feel they haven’t just had a meal, but a memorable experience instead.Since Mossel Bay is surrounded by the sea, they thought it appropriate to have a signature dish that comes from the sea.


The Italian term, ‘’frutti di mare’’, means “fruit of the sea” or seafood. For anyone who loves both Italian cuisine and seafood, this classic pasta dish is a real treat.


“Served over a bed of piping-hot tagliatelle, our recipe combines shrimp, prawns, squid, clams and mussels with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a hint of garlic butter. Our easy prep method ensures this divine seafood dish is cooked to perfection.”


Add a “scarpetta” (crusty Italian bread) for soaking up every drop of the sauce to complete the meal. For a true Italian culinary experience, visit La Scarpetta in Marsh Street, opposite Joan’s Florist. Delicious Italian cuisine at La Scarpetta.


La Scarpetta’s menu is a fusion of Italian with South African influence and the chef treats every dish with passion and love it deserves.


They are always adding new dishes to menu and the latest edition is:



(pan fried line fish of the day served with your choice of lemon butter or pepperonata sauce, accompanied by a salad or veg and rosemary infused saute potatoes)


Some of our famous dishes:


CODA ALLA VACCINARO (traditional oxtail stew with rigatoni pasta and;

STINCO D’ AGNELLO (traditional Italian style lamb shank)

But don’t forget we are also known for excellent:

ANTIPASTI (starters)

Spiedini, Bruschette,Escargot and Proscuitto melone.


Bolognese, Carbonara, Frutti Di Mare, Salmon Tagliatelle, Cannelloni, Sapore Di Mare, Arrabbiata


Spicy Prawn, Butternut and Sage, Wild Mushroom , Spinach Ricotta

Pizzas too many to mention on our very own sought after thin crispy base.

And we round it off with our delectable desserts:

Cioccolato Triplo, Tiramisù, Panna Cotta and Baked Lemon Zabaglioni


Opening Hours


11:00 - 22:00


11:00 - 22:00


11:00 - 22:00


11:00 - 22:00


11:00 - 22:00


11:00 - 22:00


11:00 - 17:00

Seasonal Hours are different, please contact us for more information.

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