Massimo’s Pizza Club in Hout Bay is always innovating.  New flavours, new menu items, new Italian experiences – whether it’s an unusual combination of pizza toppings, or an offering of Bicerin, a traditional Torinese chocolat liquor (made from scratch by Massimo himself).  I’ve raved about them before, as have many others (with many more to come, I have no doubt).

Well, to go with the new year, Massimo’s has just introduced something special to their menu: the Piatto di Legno, and they’ve agreed to let me give away three of these delectable-looking platters!


So, what exactly is a Piatto di Legno? It’s a wooden platter full of home-made specialties, including Massimo’s breads, baked in the morning in the wood burning oven. Ideal to share as a starter, or for one person as a main. The ingredients will vary with season and availability, here are some of the good things you will find:

  • Parma Ham and melon
  • Salame or Coppa
  • Giardiniera
  • Melanzane alla Calabrese
  • Zucchine in carpione
  • Crostino with fresh goat cheese and salsa verde
  • Fior di latte mozzarella with pesto
  • Tuscan beans salad

Massimo’s breads are made with Eureka Mills (stone ground) flour, the same used for their pizza bases. The rye bread is raised for 48 hours, a process that give a unique taste and fragrance.  The Piatto di Legno platter costs R89 (R79 for vegetarian).

Win a Piatto di Legno!
So, on to the good stuff – if you’d fancy winning one of these fab platters, all you have to do is complete the entry form below and send us your details.  A draw will be held on Monday the 18th of January 2010 and the first three correct entries drawn will win a platter each, to be enjoyed, at your leisure, but before the 30th of March 2010.  Anyone can enter, but obviously you need to be able to take up the prize so you need to be in Cape Town, or able to give it to someone who is!


Massimo’s Pizza Club is located at Scarecrows, Oakhurst Farm Park, Main Rd, Hout Bay.  Contact details: 073 3901373 – 021 7907906.

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