Welcome To The
of Cape Town
Few Words About Us
The ICCT was established in the 1960’s to not only create a meeting place for Italians but to be a home away from home to Italian immigrants and friends living in Cape Town. Today we consider ourselves one of the few cultural and social hubs still left in Cape Town that offers a range of diversity, entertainment, culture and activities to get involved in.
The Italian Club of Cape Town, also known as the “Club Italiano di Città del Capo,” has a rich history dating back to its founding in the late 1960’s. It was established by Italian immigrants who settled in Cape Town, South Africa, seeking a sense of community and a connection to their Italian heritage. The club served as a gathering place for Italians and their descendants, offering a range of cultural, social, and recreational activities. Over the years, it became a hub for celebrating Italian traditions, including food, music, and language.
Throughout its history, the Italian Club of Cape Town has hosted various events, such as Italian festivals, culinary nights, and cultural exhibitions. These activities not only brought together the Italian community but also introduced Cape Town residents to the vibrant Italian culture.
Today, the Italian Club of Cape Town stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of the Italian community in South Africa, providing a place for people to connect, celebrate their heritage, and share their love for Italy’s rich culture.
Management Committee 2023-2025
President – Chrystal Grauso
Vice – President Laura Bravetti
Treasurer – Ciro Ferrone
Secretary – Ralph Panebianco
Portfolio Members – Andrea Campagnano | Max Concato | Nadia Gallerini | Giuliano Giacovazzi
Italian Club of Cape Town Constitution
The Italian club of Cape Town’s constitution is a formal written document that outlines the fundamental principles, rules, membership and guidelines governing the operation and management of the Italian club. It serves as a foundational document that defines the structure, purpose, and procedures of the club.
Honorary membership may be conferred by the Management Committee to any person who has extended or conferred some special benefit upon the Club or holds some public office. In which event they shall have the same rights and privileges of membership, but will be exempt from payment of the annual subscription.
Becoming a member of The Italian Club of Cape Town comes with a range of benefits including discounted rates off our venue hire as well as our restaurant and bar.
There are two types of memberships
A Standard Member qualifies for all benefits and use of club facilities for the duration of the 1 year membership or until expiration date of membership, subject to the Rules and Regulations of the ICCT. Membership is annually from January to December. If you are a new member, a R200 admin fee will apply.
Membership Annual Fees
Family Membership – Husband, Wife and Children under 16 R600
Couple Membership – Husband & Wife R450
Single Membership – Single, Student, Youth, Widow R300
Pensioners Couple Membership – Husband & Wife R250
Pensioners Single Membership – Single, Widow R200
- To qualify for the pensioner rate, both candidates must be over 65 years of age. Proof of pensioner status must be supplied (id number or copy of pensioner card)
- To qualify for single pensioner rate, you must be over 65 years of age. Proof of pensioner status must be supplied (id number or copy of pensioner card)
- To apply, you will need one proposer of who will need to be a current member of the club for 2 years or more and be known to the member for at least 1 year.
- The ICCT’s management committee reserves the right to approve or reject applications. To this end, should your application and the payment thereof has been received, and thereafter rejected by the ICCT committee, you will be refunded in full.
To apply for a membership, please contact the office via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue & Function Room Hire Overview
Our spacious, fully functional venues are ideal for hosting events such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, stag/hen nights, fundraising events or corporate functions such as award ceremonies, staff functions or general meetings. We offer affordable catering services to any type of function. Our hardworking and committed restaurant staff will treat your event as if they were hosting it themselves.
- Venue size: Approximately 560㎡ (33m length x 17m width)
- Seating capacity:
o Comfortably seats 400 people with space for a dance floor (round tables of 10 people each)
o Comfortably seats 450 people without a dance floor (round tables of 10 people each)
- Venue size: Approximately 60㎡(12m length x 5m width)
- Seating capacity:
o Comfortably seats 60 people (round tables of 10 people each)
o Cinema-style seating (chairs only) for 80 people
- Venue size: Approximately 105㎡ (12m length x 9m width)
- Seating capacity:
o Comfortably seats 60 people with a dance floor (round tables of 10 people each)
o Comfortably seats 80 people without a dance floor (round tables of 10 people each)
- Venue size: Approximately 132㎡ (12m length x 11m width)
- Space capacity:
o Can comfortably accommodate a kiddies birthday party up to 20 kiddies
o A jumping castle is available at an additional cost.
o Kiddies tables and chairs to be hired separately from an external company
o A communal jungle gym in the play area outside is included at no extra cost
- Venue size: Approximately 54㎡ (9m length x 6m width)
- Seating capacity: Up to 12 people comfortably around a large boardroom table, with extra room for additional seating if needed. A large wall-mounted whiteboard is available for use.
Outside Grass Area
- Large outside grassed area with seating space for up to 150 people with chairs only.
- Space available for setting up a Bedouin tent for shade during the hot summer months.
All venues at the Italian Club of Cape Town do not allow outside food or drink. All food and beverages must be pre-ordered and coordinated through the restaurant when making a reservation. The restaurant has a variety of set menu options to choose from, designed to suit all budgets. If one of the set menus do not suite your needs, a new menu can be discussed. Contact the restaurant for menu options and prices.
Reserving a Venue
To reserve any of our delightful venues at the Italian Club of Cape Town, kindly get in touch with our club office for additional information as well as to discuss the relevate rates for the specific venue chosen. Following your viewing, our team will assist you in coordinating your food needs with our ICCT restaurant caterers.
Attractions at the Italian Club of Cape Town ICCT
ICCT Restaurant and Bar
The ICCT Restaurant and Bar extends a warm welcome to everyone! Come savor the flavors of Italy right in your neighborhood.
Our family-friendly restaurant offers a cozy and laid-back ambiance, perfectly complementing the wholesome, traditional dishes we serve. The restaurant is also an excellent choice for special events and functions. We have a fully stocked, licensed bar area with a coin-operated pool table and a large screen TV, ideal for a quick drink or catching a Serie A football match.
Here are our restaurant operating hours:
Monday to Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Saturday: Open for Lunch and Dinner from 11:00 to 23:00
Sundays: 11:00 to 16:00
Should a party of 20 or more wish to reserve for a Tuesday or a Wednesday, the restaurant will accommodate the booking, provided that an advance reservation is made.
Please take note of the following:
On Friday and Saturday evenings, we feature live entertainment. Reservations are essential.
Sundays offer a Set Menu lunch or pizza option
The À La Carte Menu is not available on Sundays.
For bookings or take-out orders, please contact the Restaurant at 021 023 3667. We look forward to serving you!
ICCT Functions & Events
The Italian Club has various functions throughout the year which are dedicated to provide good entertainment, good food and good family company. These events typically luncheons are as follows: Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Discos, and much more. Please keep an eye out on our social media pages for these upcoming events.
Bocce, often referred to as Italian lawn bowling, is a traditional ball sport that originated in ancient Rome and is now popular worldwide. In bocce, players take turns rolling bocce balls (typically made of metal, wood or marble) with the goal of getting their balls as close as possible to a smaller target ball called the “pallino” or “jack.” The player or team with balls closest to the pallino at the end of the game wins. Bocce can be played on various surfaces, including grass or sand courts, at the Italian Club we have a mixture of sand and limestone courts, and is enjoyed for its simplicity and social nature. If you are interested in playing Bocce or want to find out more, please contact the Bocce President Dr. Adriano Pellizzon on 076 222 5990
Football – 11-a-side
In our storied history, when it came to club football, the Italian Club was renowned for its exceptional, well-maintained soccer field, which once served as the battleground for local sporting club leagues. After months of dedicated effort and a significant financial commitment, we are delighted to announce that our soccer field has been meticulously restored to its former glory. Now, this revitalized soccer field is available for rent to anyone seeking a venue for a friendly social game or a corporate team-building event. For additional information or to secure your booking, please reach out to our club office. We look forward to providing you with a fantastic soccer experience!
Action Football – 5-a-side
5-a-side action football is a modified version of traditional soccer played with smaller teams on a smaller pitch with synthetic grass and nets. 5-a-side action football is popular for its accessibility, suitability for players of all skill levels, and the excitement it offers in a shorter time frame compared to traditional soccer. It’s a favorite choice for social games and competitive leagues alike. The ICCT has two courts and they are both available to be hired out. If you are interested or want to find out more, please contact Simone Usai on 081 304 3151
Italian Archery Club
The Italian Club’s Archery Club is dedicated to creating an inclusive space for archers of all ages, genders, and backgrounds to engage in various archery disciplines within a safe and protected setting. Our club provides both Indoor Archery at the standard international distance of 18 meters and Outdoor Archery with targets set as far as 90 meters.
To become a part of the Archery club, membership with the Italian Club is a prerequisite. We welcome anyone who shares an interest in archery or wishes to learn more. For further information or if you’re interested in joining, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Francois Hugo at 083 384 2566. We look forward to welcoming you to our archery community.
The Italian Library
Our Italian library proudly displays a diverse collection of Italian books, and it remains accessible during club operating hours. If you’re keen on learning Italian through literature, feel free to borrow one or more books from our selection. We enthusiastically accept donations of both new and pre-owned Italian books to enrich our library further. Should you wish to contribute, kindly get in touch with Patrizia Di Gia at 078 145 1116. Your donations are greatly appreciated.