The building at 95 Keerom Street in Cape Town’s Central Business District, circa 1682, once housed the stables and slave quarters of the Company Gardens; its original façade and brick walls have been preserved as well as other structural details. The décor is earth tones, with a tree sprouting in the center of the open-plan upstairs. The menu here is authentic Italian without pretense. An owner presence adds to the excellent service, with specials often explained by Giorgio Nava himself. A signature dish at 95 Keerom is the carpaccio, which can be prepared with swordfish, tuna or beef and all devastatingly fresh.