Del Forno offers traditional Italian flare, ranging from pizzas, pastas and salads, to grills, sandwiches and coffees.

The Brand

Traditionally known as the neighbourhood pizzeria, Pizza Del Forno was founded in 2000. A strong background in the food industry and immense passion for pizza sparked the original concept of a unique and rich Italian sit-down pizzeria concept. Sotiri Frantzeskakis has used his knowledge and experience in the pizza industry to develop the brand Del Forno into a brand of style. Everything on the menu is simple but delicious, but that is what you can expect from Del Forno, considering his very successful background in food and franchising. This expertise is not one many can boast. The neighbourhood pizzeria Pizza Del Forno was conceptualised as early as 2000. In 2009 it expanded its operations and merged with two other well-known and successful Pizzeria outlets known as Gian Carlos and Belissima Pizza Pasta and formed Streamline Brands (Pty) Ltd which commenced trading as a Franchisor of the Pizza Del Forno and later the Del Forno (Pizza Pasta Grill) brand. Del Forno has become a leader in the market and is set to expand to new exciting locations. Del Forno is now the preferred neighbourhood local for not only our eat in customers but also take away and delivery clients.


At Del Forno, we pride ourselves of quality of our service and the ingredients we use to give you the best tasting Italian cuisine. Our recipe for success is A PASSION FOR GOOD FOOD enabling us to provide our patrons with the best meals and the best service! From the original menu of pizzas, pastas and salads our menu now offers a wide selection of delicious meals and familiar favourites that makes Del Forno your preferred wholehearted family restaurant. The stores are unique and cosy drawing our customers in to us, with our warm welcoming traditional wood burning oven and rustic decor, along with our wide selection of wines and cocktails. We offer delicious, affordable homemade Italian and Mediterranean focused dishes and wood fire pizzas, pasta and grills of extreme quality all complimented with service excellence. We also like to innovate and spice things up with an annual Winter and Summer Menu rollout where we introduce new and exciting meals.


Del Forno Franchising offers each new franchisee a full turnkey operation with back up and support. Once the market in a suitable area has been established and the site assessed, then lease and site negotiations, store development and employee selection begin. Full ongoing training for the staff is a vital issue that Del Forno concentrates on, to help build each franchisees team to be successful unit. All training is backed up with the operations manual, which equips all franchisees and management teams with the necessary tools to master the running of a successful Del Forno outlet.

The unique Del Forno brand is emphasised by operating from a centralised kitchen and by making use of national suppliers to maintain quality control, standards and uniformity. Aggressive marketing and advertising promote Del Forno as the essence of true Italian heritage.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

Del Forno franchisees are vibrant, enthusiastic, self-motivated operators who believe in a hands-on approach. Successful applicants will receive comprehensive training, but must possess exceptional communication skills, be results-driven, retain their willingness to learn and, above all, be willing to work within the structured framework of the franchise system. All Del Forno outlets must be owner managed.


When It All Began


Sotiri Frantzeskakis

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Sotiri Frantzeskakis

Head Office


No. of Outlets


Available Opportunities

Please contact Del Forno directly.

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 2.2 Million – site and size dependent

Initial franchise fee

R 150 000

Initial Working Capital

On application

Minimum owners contribution

Franchise Terms

Management services fee


Marketing fee


Initial agreement term

5 Years

Renewal term

5 Years
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