Having more than 30 years of experience running successful restaurants across South Africa, Steve, Jason, and Tim established Umhlanga’s coastal charm, i.e., Grimaldi’s Restaurant. At Grimaldi’s, every ingredient is selected for seasonality, freshness, and flavor. With a name that resonates with culinary prestige, Grimaldi welcomes patrons to an immersive dining experience that transcends the ordinary.

As a beacon of culinary innovation, this restaurant is dedicated to crafting memorable moments through its finely curated menu and inviting ambiance. The menu explores contemporary ways of paying homage to Italy’s timeless flavor profiles, combining a unique personal touch of innovative dishes and classic service.

Grimaldi takes pride in its commitment to culinary mastery, fusing traditional techniques with contemporary creativity to deliver a symphony of tastes that captivate the senses. From the moment you step through its doors, the restaurant beckons with an air of sophistication and warmth, inviting guests to embark on a gastronomic journey that transcends borders.

The menu at Grimaldi is a carefully orchestrated symphony of flavors, featuring diverse dishes that showcase the richness and diversity of South African and international cuisines. Each dish is a masterpiece, artfully prepared using the freshest ingredients and innovative culinary techniques. The menu includes antipasti items, pasta, pizza, wines and cocktails. The menu items are delicious and at affordable prices.

Grimaldi’s Antipasti Menu

AntipastiDescriptionPrice (R)
Olive ripieniCalamata olives stuffed with ricotta cheese, crumbed and deep-fried until golden brown, accompanied by homemade mayonnaise.R89.00
Fegatini polloChicken livers are prepared with onion, white wine, Napolitano sauce, and fresh chili. Bound with fresh cream.R95.00
Baby marrow carpaccioDelicate baby marrow slices drizzled with chili olive oil and dusted with Danish feta and parmesan cheese, gratinated in a wood-burning pizza oven until golden brown.R89.00
HalloumiDeep-fried Cypriot goat’s milk cheese accompanied by homemade onion chutney or kiwi fruit jam.R89.00
Calamari tentaclesDeep-fried calamari tentacles served with homemade dill mayonnaise.R89.00
CalamariGrilled or deep-fried Falkland calamari tubes, prepared with fresh garlic and a squeeze of lemon.R99.00
Oven-baked snailsServed with Garlic Butter (R95) or Gorgonzola (R105).R95.00 or R105.00
Pork rotiniRolled pork belly stuffed with fresh garlic and whole-grain Dijon mustard, topped with orange juice, honey, and cinnamon reduction, garnished with caramelized apple.R115.00
Mussels ala cremaFull-shell mussels prepared in a Padella sauce.R110.00
Mussels in white wineFull-shell mussels are prepared in white wine, fresh garlic, chili, and parsley.R110.00
Zuppa di granchioCrab soup prepared with seafood stock and blue swimmer crab meat, colored with Napolitano sauce, flavored with white wine, and bound with fresh cream.R125.00
Baked prawn padellaSix prawns were poached and worked into a Padella sauce. It is topped with parmesan cheese and baked in a wood-burning oven until golden brown.R135.00
OystersWest Coast oysters are served with fresh lemon and Tabasco sauce.R39.00 each

Grimaldi’s Insalata Menu

InsalataDescriptionPrice (R)
Greek SaladTraditional garden salad served with feta and olives.R85.00
Roasted Butternut and HalloumiRoasted butternut with deep-fried or grilled halloumi and rocket.R99.00
Calamari SaladTraditional garden salad served with grilled calamari tubes and heads.R145.00
Prawn, Avocado, and FetaTraditional garden salad tossed through with steamed prawns, avocado, and feta cheese.R145.00
Smoked Salmon, Avocado SaladA salad tossed through with smoked salmon and avocado. Dressed with a homemade Italian vinaigrette and flavored with spring onion.R155.00

Grimaldi’s Secondi Menu

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
Chicken DiavolaWhole free-range spring chicken prepared in the wood-burning oven with fresh
garlic, fresh chili, and herbs.
R195 (Half) / R195 (Full)
Chicken LimoneWhole free-range chicken prepared in the wood-burning oven with fresh garlic,
fresh lemon, and a medley of herbs.
R165 (Half) / R210 (Full)
Wood Fired Deboned ChickenOffered in Diavola or Lemon and Herb.R195 (Half) / R195 (Full)
Pollo InvoltiniTender chicken breasts stuffed with spinach, prawns, and Parma ham. Grilled and
baked with Padella sauce.
Chicken MilaneseGrilled chicken breasts topped with napolitana sauce, mozzarella cheese, and deep-
fried stuffed Calamata olives on parmesan mash.
Chicken PicattaTender chicken breasts dusted with flour, pan-fried in fresh farm butter, olive oil,
and dressed with caper, fresh lemon juice, and butter sauce.
Fillet250g fillet medallions grilled to your preference.R215.00
Rump300g rump steak, grilled to your preference.R165.00
Lamb ChopsGrilled lamb chops marinated in olive oil, fresh garlic, and Italian spices.R185.00
Lamb ShankLamb shank slow-roasted in the traditional Italian way overnight in the wood-
burning oven.
Pork Belly RotoliniRolled pork belly stuffed with whole grain Dijon mustard, fresh garlic, and finished
with an orange juice, honey, and cinnamon reduction, garnished with caramelized
Mussels ala CremaGrimaldi’s PrawnsR195.00
Mussels in White WineFull-shell mussels are prepared in white wine, fresh garlic, chili, and parsley.R195.00
CalamariGrilled or deep-fried Falkland Calamari tubes, prepared with fresh garlic, lemon juice,
parsley, and fresh farm butter.
Linefish of the DayA 250g fillet baked in the wood-burning oven with olive oil, fresh garlic, white wine,
and a medley of herbs.
Linefish ThermidorA 250g fillet of fresh line fish baked with olive oil, white wine, a medley of herbs,
topped with thermidor sauce, black mushrooms, Vermouth, dusted with imported
parmesan and mozzarella cheese, and baked until golden brown.
Queen PrawnsFlame-grilled butterflied queen prawns served with a sauce of your choice.R295.00
Grimaldi’s PrawnsButterflied queen prawns seared with olive oil, fresh garlic, and a medley of herbs,
served with Padella sauce.
Princess Linefish250g fillet of fresh line fish, crowned with three prawns and calamari prepared in a fresh
cream and seafood stock reduction.
Calamari RipieniCalamari tubes stuffed with spinach and ricotta, topped with Napolitano sauce
flavored with chili and fresh basil, and gratinated until golden brown.
Grilled CrayfishGrilled crayfish served with your choice of sauce.SQ
Crayfish ThermidorGrilled crayfish flesh worked into a thermidor sauce comprising fresh cream, black mushrooms, and Vermouth, dusted with imported parmesan and mozzarella cheese,
and baked until golden brown.
LangoustinesGrilled langoustines accompanied by a sauce of your choice.R109.00

Grimaldi’s Pasta Menu

PastaDescriptionPrice (R)
AglioFresh garlic, extra virgin olive oil, chili, and back bacon.R109.00
NapolitanaPasta tossed through our napolitana sauce.R89.00
ArrabiataNapolitana sauce flavored with fresh chili and fresh garlic.R99.00
MatricianaNapolitana sauce flavored with fresh chili, fresh garlic, and back bacon.R115.00
BologneseLocal beef mince flavored with braised onion and fresh garlic is worked into our napolitana sauce.R119.00
Mammas MeatballsHandmade Italian-style meatballs flavored with fresh garlic, basil, and onions. Bake and work into napolitana sauce, tossed through spaghetti.R135.00
GnocchiLasagne sheets interlayered with beef mince, Napolitano sauce, and imported parmesan cheese. It is topped with Mozzarella cheese and baked until golden brown.R145.00 (Gorgonzola) / R130.00 (Napolitana)
CarbonaraFresh cream, smoked back bacon, onion, imported parmesan cheese, and a raw egg cooked in the pasta in the traditional style.R135.00
AlfredoFresh cream, black mushrooms, and smoked back bacon.R145.00
Pollo FunghiGrilled chicken breasts and black mushrooms bound with fresh cream.R145.00
Pollo PomodoriGrilled chicken breasts and Calamata olives worked into homemade napolitana sauce.R135.00
Bresata di PadellaRoasted vegetables in our signature padella sauce.R145.00
Beef LasagneLasagne sheets are interlayered with beef mince, napolitana sauce, and imported parmesan cheese. It is topped with Mozzarella cheese and baked until golden brown.R185.00
Butternut PanzerottiDelicate pasta parcels filled with butternut and worked into our signature Padella sauce.R215.00
Prawns PicantePrawns flavored with white wine and fresh garlic worked into homemade napolitana sauce and fresh cream.R215.00
Frutti di MarePrawns, calamari, and mussels flavored with white wine and fresh garlic worked into homemade napolitana sauce.R215.00

Grimaldi’s Pizza Menu

ItemPrice (R)
Pollo GrecaR145
Pollo PicanteR145
Chicken mafiosaR149
Grimaldis GorgonzolaR149
Quattro StagioniR149
The DivaR149
Pizza gamberiR175
Lamb ShankR210

Grimaldi’s Wine Menu

ItemCategoryPrice (R)
Domaine Des Deux ClaudiaChampagneR585
Krone Night Nectar Demi-SecChampagneR370
Krone Borealis BrutChampagneR370
Krone Brut RoséChampagneR370
Da Luca ProseccoChampagneR320
Bruce Jack Bumble BeeChampagneR210
Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon BlancChampagneR290
White Wines
Bon Courage Gooseberry BushWhite WineR180
Dawn PatrolWhite WineR205
Waterford Pecan StreamWhite WineR220
AtaraxiaWhite WineR270
Black Oyster CatcherWhite WineR340
Steenberg Sauvignon BlancWhite WineR350
Springfield Special Cuveé – RobertsonWhite WineR360
IonaWhite WineR395
Dawn PatrolWhite WineR205
BabylonstorenWhite WineR235
Kloof Street Chenin BlancWhite WineR280
Kleine Zalze Vineyard SelectionWhite WineR320
Kaapzicht KliprugWhite WineR370
Jordan UnwoodedWhite WineR205
Demorgenzon DMZWhite WineR275
Oak Valley Beneath The CloudsWhite WineR325
La Motte ChardonnayWhite WineR345
Newton Johnson Southend ChardonnayWhite WineR435
De Krans Moscato (Sweet)White WineR180
Pierre Jordan TranquilleWhite WineR180
Cederberg Bukettraube (Off-Dry)White WineR250
Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de MerWhite WineR220
Winshaw Usana The Runaway Pinot GrisWhite WineR295
Remhoogte Free To Be RieslingWhite WineR380
De Krans MoscatoRoséR180
Dawn Patrol CinsaultRoséR205
Haute Cabriere Pinot NoirRoséR210
Babylonstoren MouvedreRoséR295
Waterford RosemaryRoséR300
Red Wines
ZevenwachtRed WineR355
Black OystercatcherRed WineR380
Peter FalkeRed WineR415
Springfield Whole berryRed WineR480
PlaisirRed WineR495
Dawn PatrolRed WineR205
Bon Courage Pepper TreeRed WineR265
Eagles Nest “Little Eagle”Red WineR330
Delaire GraffRed WineR385
Bon Courage Mulberry BushRed WineR180
Eagles Nest “Little Eagle”Red WineR310
MorgensterRed WineR335
Jordan Black MagicRed WineR445
Painted Wolf The DenRed WineR220
Kaapzicht SkraalhansRed WineR320
Rijks TouchRed WineR320
Chamonix GreywackeRed WineR420

Grimaldi’s Cocktails Menu

ItemPrice (R)
Gin RosaR85
Amalfi sunset spritzR85
Signor clover clubR85
Cucumber & elderflowerR85
Strawberry MargheritaR75
White peach & BerryR65
Pomegranate & rosemaryR65
Strawberry & BasilR65
Pink LadyR65
Strawberry DaiquiriR75
Nu Pain KillerR75

Grimaldi’s Christmas Day Set Menu

Choose the starters, mains, and desserts from the menu below. R975 per Person

Agrumi Gamberossi3 prawns and homemade gnocchi prepared with fresh cream, orange juice, orange zest, and lemon juice. Flavored with fresh dill and served with a roasted artichoke heart.
Caprese SaladBuffalo mozzarella is interlayered with jam tomatoes and dressed with basil pesto, capers, extra virgin olive oil, and a crack of black pepper.
Prawn and Linefish RouladeA rolled soufflé interlayered with cream cheese, dressed with fresh cream, lemon juice, and dill reduction.
Springbok CarpaccioSpringbok carpaccio dressed in gorgonzola cream, soy sauce, red wine reduction, fresh strawberries, parmesan shavings, and dusted with roasted nuts.
Baby Marrow CarpaccioA delicate baby marrow carpaccio, dressed with extra virgin chili olive oil, dusted with parmesan and feta and gratinated until golden brown.
Pesce Siciliana250g fillet of swordfish prepared in the pizza oven with white wine, extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, and a medley of fresh herbs. It is topped with a napolitana sauce and flavored with capers, celery, cherry tomatoes, olives, and white wine.
Gamberi GenoveseEight queen prawns dressed in fresh cream, basil pesto, fresh garlic, and cream reduction.
Lamb ShankA hind quarter lamb shank served on a bed of parmesan mash.
Butternut PanzerottiDelicate pasta parcels filled with roasted butternut worked into fresh cream, white wine, fresh garlic, fresh chili, and a hint of napolitana and cream reduction.
CheesecakeA Philadelphia cheese-baked lemon cheesecake topped with a sourberry coulis.
Crème BrûléeBaked eggless custard flavored with Horlicks.
TiramisuFinger biscuits soaked in espresso and rum, interlayered with Mascarpone cheese.

Grimaldi’s Umhlanga Menu

Address: Grimaldi’s, 6 Lagoon Dr, Umhlanga, Durban, 4320, South Africa

Grimaldi’s Durban Menu

Address: Grimaldi’s Cucina & Sushi Bar, 101 Isaiah Ntshangase Rd, Stamford Hill, Durban, 4001, South Africa

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