Our contemporary style restaurant and deli spill out onto a covered deck which offers the most beautiful views over the privately owned Botanical Garden. Guests have the option of Al Fresco dining on the deck or inside NONNA while enjoying fresh tantalizing cuisine and soaking up the atmosphere.

NONNA, the restaurant, is fondly named after Makaranga matriarch, Danna Flack. Chick and Danna Flack bought the 30-acre property in 2002 and named it Makaranga after the Makaranga tribe from Inyanga, Zimbabwe where Danna spent her childhood and is also named after the towering wild poplar trees, which line the stream in the garden. Since then Danna has delighted in all things Italian complete with taking on the Italian nomenclature NONNA, since becoming a granny. The restaurant, it seems, in a most natural manner, almost named itself.

The open plan kitchen faces onto the restaurant and produces a tantalizing contemporary fare. Mervyn Davies, Chef de Cuisine at NONNA, takes you on a taste and visual explosion with the NONNA menu.

The walk-in wine cellar houses hand selected local and international offerings.

Children are welcome and will enjoy their own eating area, rolling their own play dough and partaking in our range of arts and crafts, situated on a stretch of pergola-covered astro turf. There is also an outside structured playground with a natural timbered gym, which is in close proximity so that carers can take a well-deserved respite from their responsibilities while their children play on the rock garden and play-gym visible from the restaurant.



Enjoy any of the following specials at NONNA Restaurant this Spring.

Available Monday to Thursday, 7am - 10:30am.

Savoury mince on a roti topped with a fried egg - R55.
Crumpets stacked with scrambled egg and bacon - R52.

Korean honey & soy marinated steak and a fresh Asian slaw, served on a toasted baguette - R82.
Spicy chicken wrap bomb served with cajun and paprika sauce - R80.
Both are served with an alcohol-free beer.

Chicken Florentine linguine with creamy spinach served with a glass of wine - R89.

Specials valid from 1 September to 31 October. Bookings are advised.

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Celebrate Christmas Eve in comfort and style, while our chef prepares a 4 course feast for you and your family and friends. R360 per adult, R190 per child (13-16), and R105 per child (3-12).  Download our menu here.  

Valid for the evening of 24 December 2019.



Enjoy our daily A La Carte Menu in NONNA Restaurant or pre-book a festive picnic.  Download our menu here

Valid for 25 December 2019. Bookings essential.



For smaller functions, you might like to make a group booking at NONNA Restaurant. Please find our set menu options here to download. 

Bookings essential.

NONNA Restaurant Makaranga


Mon - Sun: Breakfast Menu 6:30 - 10:30
Mon - Sun: Petite Menu 10:30 - 12:00
Mon - Sat: A la Carte Menu 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat: Petite Menu 15:00 - 18:00
Sun: A la Carte Menu & pizza 12:00 - 18:00