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The origins of Joburg’s Italian community are said to date back to 1867 when the discovery of diamonds in Kimberley brought Italian immigrants in search of a better life. Many skilled workers were later employed in producing dynamite for the mines at a factory in Modderfontein. Families settled in Orange Grove, in an area along Louis Botha Ave, which over the years became known as Little Italy and was the place to go to for Sunday afternoon gelati, good coffee and a game of backgammon. Today Little Italy is no longer as people have resettled across the city and good Italian food can be found in many suburbs. Summer is designed for lazy lunches and there’s no more worthy cuisine than Italian cooking to keep you lingering at the table on languid sunshine-full days. As comedian George Miller pointed out “The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again.”

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