Lapo Magni

Lapo Magni

Current Chef-host, Lapo’s Kitchen; freelance consultant and caterer
Born 6 June 1990, Florence, Italy
Training Mom and Dad’s restaurant in Firenze called La Baraonda
Work history Launched Lapo’s Kitchen in 2016
Inspiration “My mom; African produce and wines; ethically sourced food.”

Restaurants he rates in 2020

Best casual eatery The Kitchen Woodstock
Best fine-dining restaurant Salsify at The Roundhouse
Best wine farm restaurant Delheim
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine Sepial Kitchen
Best new restaurant Seed & Circus
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Pizza Proper
Best hole-in-the-wall Roosterkoek Padstal in the Karoo (on the dirt road towards Tankwa Town)
Best overall restaurant experience Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant

Restaurants he rated in 2019

For a casual meal The Kitchen Woodstock
For a special occasion 95 Keerom
For a guilty pleasure Redemption Burgers
For a Winelands experience Creation
For authentic cuisine Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant
Best new restaurant Bao Down
Best “oldie but goodie” Willoughby & Co.
The best restaurant overall La Colombe