Old Town, the very word, evokes a sense of history and a portal back to a time when life itself was defined by a seemingly more romantic set of values.
Romantic values based on a simpler, slower and better quality of life. At Old Town these values, as old fashion as they may be, still stand. Our foundations were built slowly; forged by skill, fortitude, passion and dedication. It’s about slowing things down, celebrating ethics, preserving standards and rediscovering quality.
There was a time when a visit to your local grocery store was more of a social event than a chore. Where the butcher knew your preferences and the baker greeted you by name. A place where product knowledge, a hearty smile and sound advice was given freely. Old Town’s mission is to restore these qualities and rekindle those experiences.
After all, our body is our sanctuary, our temple and the only one we have.
Renzo’s journey began in May 2007 when Remo’s Italian Café in Mt. Edgecombe, Durban, South Africa, was opened in memory of his late brother, Remo Giuseppe Scribante.
Renzo’s passion is found in all things authentically Italian, a love of great food and an intrigue in Café Culture. From an early age this passion was stirred in his mother’s kitchen where he assisted in the daily food preparations found in a good Italian home. This, coupled with the duty of clearing the table post Sunday family lunches, meant he was destined to enter into the world of the restaurant business. From a small café with a limited menu the restaurant grew into an international company. With time the Rembrothers Group was established which holds the restaurant / retail brands, their consultancy division and their property arm.
Rembrothers holding company was formed from a dream and a vision that is constantly evolving through hard work and commitment. Every member of the team is critical to the success and future of the business. The passion is evident within the brands, each with a consistent desire to exceed in all that we do. What started as a restaurant group, Rembrothers has evolved through its people, its passion for business and its tenacity for quality work.
EXPERIENCE OLD TOWN ITALY
Our restaurant is at the heart of the store where friends, business colleagues, family and people passing through stop to take it all in. The restaurant is a show case of our values, service and belief in authentic Italian food.
We promote the “slow food” movement. We take pride in our desire to preserve traditional and regional cuisine that supports local farmers of livestock, plants and seeds that complement the local ecosystem.
Host an event with the best food from Old Town Italy. From office meetings to birthdays to multi-course dinners, we are ready to cater for your occasion. We’ll take care of every last scrumptious detail.
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