Fine dining meets Italian cuisine at Forti Grill & Bar, where there is a commitment to creating honest food using high-quality ingredients. A fifth generation restaurateur and celebrated chef, Fortunato Mazzone’s food philosophy eschews pretension: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.
With a flawlessly blended fusion of food, wine, art and music the restaurant reflects Forti’s theatrical personality to a tee.
The bespoke furniture, designed by Mark Bakos, includes the ergonomically designed chairs that ensure a relaxing meal, while the white marble table tops add to the sophisticated airiness.
The ingredients stacked on the shelves in the kitchen are only the finest, from Morgenster extra virgin olive oil to Rougié duck fat and Pomilia Italian peeled tomatoes. The beef is organic, grass-fed meat supplied by Braeside, as is their chicken, lamb and pork. The fish is also sourced from an ethical producer who follows the WWF SASSI procurement guidelines, which help suppliers to make sustainable seafood choices.
Family, Forti firmly believes, is the key to the Mazzone success. Some of the recipes on Forti Grill & Bar menu have been in the family for decades.
Forti also produces a wine range called Nick & Forti, in collaboration with Saronsberg owner Nick van Huyssteen and talented winemaker Dewaldt Heyns. Forti Grill & Bar has an extensive Winelist, which has something for every budget, sourced from eight different countries.
Open for lunch and dinner from Sunday to Thursday from 11h45 until 22h00 and Friday and Saturday from 11h45 until 24h00. On days when there are performances at the Arena they will close later to accommodate show goers.
Forti’s Grill & Bar is situated in the Time Square Sun International Casino on the corner of Aramist and Corobay Street in Menlyn Maine, Pretoria