Consistently good food, generous portions, lively waitrons and a great vibe keep the recently expanded dining area brimming with people, seven days a week.
The menu is inspired by Italy as founder Alessandro Mosupi Khojane grew up in Rome, but it’s not strictly Italian. A few innovations and ‘cheffy’ touches keep plates interesting. There’s a lot to choose from and something for all tastes, from ‘snacks’ and antipasti to pasta and meaty mains.
Chef Theo Chiloane’s food philosophy is not to be pretentious, but to cook familiar food using classical techniques. When not in the Gemelli kitchen, Theo spends time trawling local food markets, and at home he favours cooking with fire.
Although a perfectionist and in awe of the precision team work in the kitchen, Theo’s focused on growing his brigade and letting them ‘break the rules’. Gemelli is all about contemporary Italian fare, being creative and incorporating different ingredients. Like his risotto a la ‘paella’ spagnolo, inspired by Italy but with Spanish flair after he worked with Spanish chefs in Dubai. The delicious flavour combination includes a dash of saffron oil, prawns, baby clams, squid, mussels and chorizo, roasted garlic, peas and paprika. You’ll also find ceviche and tapas on the specials board.
Other highlights are pasta dishes and the ever-popular dry-aged beef cuts, white wine-braised pork belly and lamb rump, served with porcini and spinach risotto. There are craft beers and cocktails with a wine list including popular estates and a few boutique wines.
“We want our guests to have a good time and to share their food. It’s the greatest reward for me to see diners’ reactions and see them enjoying their food experience.” Chef Theo Chiloane
Address: Posthouse Link centre, Corner Main & Posthouse Street, Bryanston, Sandton, 2191
Phone: 011 100 4687