Chilling Out At Vista Marina

Vista Marina

With a beautiful view of the harbour whether you’re inside or outside, Mediterranean-style cuisine restaurant the Vista Marina is a spectacular place for either going out with your friends or family or for a date with your boo thang.

Vista Marina is nestled beside the world-renowned Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront. It provides a taste of luxury and sophistication from the water’s edge, with views of the marina and Table Mountain.

I must say, I was pleasantly surprised when my boo and I went there to have lunch. If you’re used to “all white” being a dress code, then you’ll be mind-blown to know that when walking into the Vista Marina, all white is exactly what you’ll get. Amazing white furniture, white walls, a long white table, and a wall fish tank – top notch.

Vista Marina interior

The interior space

Vista Marina wine

Look at those wines!

Vista Marina fish tank

Fish tank

Deciding What To Eat

On arrival, my date and I were taken to our seats and we both received a glass of bubbly in a form of my fave, Pongracz Brut. To accompany the champagne, we enjoyed a Mediterranean platter, which consisted of deep fried pita bread, tabouleh salad, and hummus. I have fussy tastebuds and the salad was not a winner for me, so I kept to the pita bread instead.

We were then handed our menus. Before ordering our food, we just took a moment to admire the beauty of the place. Unfortunately, because we arrived a little later, the live DJ was ending off his set, but it was a complete vibe! (Live DJs often grace the space at Vista Marina. Keep an eye out on their social media platforms to find out who is playing when). They also have an amazing variety of wines on display and their high white chairs at the bar guarantee comfort should you decide to station yourself right where the most fun is!

Back to the menu. Now those who know me know that I completely die for pasta. So I went straight for the Chicken Parmesan pasta: Milanese-style chicken breast, spaghetti pomodoro and mozarella. One word for this meal: heavenly! Should you make a turn at the Vista Marina, you have got to try this dish.

My date, since he is so bad at choosing his meals (I always do it for him, hahaha), ended up with the recommendation of our hostess, the Linguini Ai Frutti Di Mare. Thi is linguini pasta with clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari fish and Napolitano sauce. So much yum! I had a taste and if it had been possible to fit two servings in this tummy of mine, the second serving would have been this. Both of our meals were absolutely delicious.

Vista Marina Mediterranean platter

Mediterranean platter

Vista Marina Pasta

Pasta heaven

You Can Eat There Too

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 9am to 11pm, and you can choose to either dine inside or outside. So if you’re fortunate enough to still enjoy some summer days, take advantage of our beautiful city, and go and pop in at the Vista Marina.

For more information, you can visit the official Vista Marina website here  or give them a call on +27 21 814 4510.

We’ll be back with more foodie deliciousness soon, including updates on The Entertainer App (haven’t gotten yours? Get it before the end of the month for R395 AND be entered into an amazing competition if you use the ILOVEFOODIES code) and a seven-course tasting menu that made us go gaga!

Written by Mary-Anne Gontsana

Article Date: January 2018