A concept conceived in Italy, inspired by New York and born in Joburg, Hello Tomato is a unique brand specialising in authentic Italian pizza and pasta.
Launched in November 2015 John Khoury and Gerry Thomas of John and Gerry’s brands created Hello Tomato to revolutionise the fast-casual dining experience in South Africa. Drawing on elements of authentic modern Italian eating, Hello Tomato is affordable and unpretentious – just the way we like it!
Fresh ingredients are key to the Hello Tomato experience, made-to-order pasta and thin crust pizza are the order of the day. The menu is continually updated with the bottom four sellers in each section being replaced with new items.
Their new menu covers all tastes – even the fussiest of eaters will be sure to find something. Dishes include cheesy pizzas, not-so-cheesy pizzas, comforting pasta, generous pasta bakes, flavourful chicken dishes and crispy fresh salads. The menu is a reflection of Hello Tomato’s creative energy. Good news for families! Hello Tomato pizzas come in two sizes: regular (which is a large, strangely enough) and continental – which can feed a family of four without blushing. We highly recommend the lamb, mint and caramelised onion pizza – it’s so, so, so good. On Sundays, Hello Tomato will throw in a free white or red sangria for any two meals ordered as sit-in. Vegetarians shouldn’t sweat it as the take-out does serve veggie pizzas and pastas that are beautiful in every bite.
Carb conscious with an Italian craving? Enjoy Hello Tomato’s gluten-free and banting friendly options. There are also some great options for veggies. End your meal on a sweet note with divine frozen custard. Think Oreo cookies, flaked chocolate, banana or peanut brittle blended with a decadent fudge, chocolate hazelnut, Tiramisu or caramel infused sauce… Umm to-die-for much?
You’ll find Hello Tomato at Riverside Shopping Centre, Mall Of Africa and Kyalami Corner Shopping Centre.