“Tutto e possibile”— The belief that “anything is possible”

This was the dream of a father and son. After a successful Trattoria father and son started THE MAD ITALIAN. Their Dream to have another Family run, intimate and friendly eatery in the heart of Durban North, came alive!

Now more than 10 years later the family centered tradition continues with a husband & wife team at the forefront and the same patience and passion fuels the drive to welcome more people to the family.

Our Restaurant is situated in the vibey heart of the Durban North community. A place where Italian Food brings people together to celebrate, relax and enjoy the moment. A friendly Trattoria, which we hope, will continue to inspire our neighbourhood Families to enjoy a meal around the table, enjoy great food and conversation, and most importantly, create memories together.

We continue to use the freshest ingredients, prepared with patience and passion, then served with a friendly disposition and consummate skill. All because we believe..you family.


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  • Awesome place, lovely relaxed atmosphere. Waiters were fantastic! Good service. Have never been let down … their food is always up to scratch … never had a bad meal there.

    Sharon Oats

  • We had such a lovely time tonight, as have the last two visits. From their pasta to pizza and the steak we had tonight, wow! Delish! Great job guys. See you again, soon!

    Brittany Dowker

  • Had such a lovely dinner with family tonight. Service, food and ambiance was 5 star. Will continue to support this gem of a restaurant going forward as we have enjoyed many happy evenings here in the past. Hats off to Craig and staff. Keep the flag flying x

    Angie Cockburn