Panarottis, Kenilworth Centre

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Shop 109, Kenilworth Centre, Doncaster Rd, Kenilworth , cape town

021-671 6808

Monday to Thursday 09.00 am to 22.00 pm, Friday 09.00 am to 23.00 pm

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I’m from the Northern Suburbs in Cape Town so it’s not often that I would head over to the Southern Suburbs just for pizza. But I got it into my head recently that I wanted pizza and I didn’t want it takeout. So I figured if we got pizza at a family friendly place and stuck my cellphone in my little one’s hands for an hour (don’t judge me, I can see you just rolled your eyes) we would get some peace to eat our pizza fresh and hot like normal folk. Was I ever so wrong…

This halaal banch of Panarotti’s is in the Kenilworth Centre Mall. It’s located on the first floor at the entrance to the parking lot and I suggest using this entrance if that’s the only place you’re going and you have small children with you, and I’ll tell you why. We came up from downstairs and passed those little ride-on horses and cars for small children on the way to Panarotti’s. Suffice it to say, when my little caught a whiff of that, all hope of eating in peace went out the window. Not even sacrificing my data bundle to Thomas the Train Youtube clips could hold him back for any significant length on time.

We got seated and a very patient waiter took our order through a constant refrain of “daddy, I want to ride the chook chook”. Perhaps he was used to this kind of thing. It being “Beeeeg on pizza, Beeeeg on family” after all. Catering to this they had a little games room that the kids could play video games in and get some colouring pages and crayons. What’s nice is that they had a camera in there with a monitor facing the diners so you could watch your kid while having your meal.

We had a starter of cheezy garlic twists which tasted great but filled us up too much to fully enjoy our pizza. We did a half n half pizza option for the main and went with half Mexicana and half Deboned beef ribs and steak. I enjoyed the Mexicana much more than the Deboned ribs and steak which I found too sweet. The kids menu is well catered for with a complete separate menu and not just a little add on at the bottom. Their pizzas all have the classic thicker pizza base. I’m partial to the thin crispy bases but you’ll have to choose a different venue for that. I don’t know of any fully halaal sit down venues that offer it, but Debonaires does it as a new menu option.

We spent most of the evening eating separately with one of us shuttling the little guy to ride-on or taking him to the playroom or pulling him off the neighboring booths while the other could eat. He’s 2 and a half and I pray this phase passes soon so we can venture out and eat our food hot and together at the same time. I know this is par for the course for all parents so I reckon there’s many of you that will relate to this post and are smiling gleefully now that your stage of this is over.

Kudo’s to the team at Panarotti’s who were very understanding and didn’t give us dirty looks at our antics. And the next time I decide to eat out with my 2 year old, please just stick my head in the microwave and switch it on.


Breakfast, Casual Dining, Children’s menu, Dinner, Lunch,

Cheap | Under R100, Medium | R100 - R300,




Car Park

Not Necessary

Saturday 09.00 am to 23.00 pm, Sunday 09.00 am to 21.00 pm

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  1. Anneta Frederiksen
    Anneta Frederiksen
    26th March 2016 at 12:41 pm Reply

    This place has never disappointed. They are always on point. Once I had a problem with the food and the owner didn’t hesitate or argue, he apologised and replaced the meal. They absolutely understand what service is. This is my place to go if I want a good meal at a good price with good service. And a point to note is that I’ve been going there for 3 years, so I didn’t just catch them at a good time, they are always amazing. Well done to them.

  2. Razaan Khan
    Razaan Khan
    26th May 2017 at 12:59 pm Reply

    I cant get enough of Panarotti’s. Love this casual style of family dining. My favourite dish is the Biltong and Avo salad, a salad ‘meal’. The R30 breakfast special is a winner

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