Maria’s secret restaurant


Il Giardino degli Ulivi is situated in one of Johannesburg’s trendiest spots, Stanley 44, in the heart of downtown Johannesburg




The restaurant offers you the choice to sit outside, under the beautiful trees of its courtyard full of character, or around long white washed tables inside the Room. Its shabby chic and informal atmosphere makes it one of the most popular addresses among the fashionable people of Johannesburg.  ll Giardino can host up to 200 guests, it feels as if you’re sitting under olive groves in Tuscany.




This family run restaurant has been named one of the best Italian restaurants in Johannesburg.
The menu is Italian but has a truly South African influence and it comprises salads, the famous ‘’antipasto platter’’, homemade pasta, pizza, delicious meat, seafood dishes and the desserts. The selection of wines is great and the olive oil comes from Il Giardino’s own estate!




Il Giardino is the perfect setting for an incentive event for up to 200 people (it can seat up to 100 guests inside the Room and 100 in the courtyard). It’s ideal for daily functions, because the guest will be given the possibility to meander through the shady arcades and courtyards of Stanley 44 to savor the trees and architecture and enjoy the boutiques and design studios.


by Maria Casali