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87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best meal we have had in south africa. We both had ostritch. Made even better by the extremely passionate and quirky waitress Nicole. Brilliant service. Thanks

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here for a lovely bite to eat with some friends. I think we all had the ostrich steak which was absolutely amazing and we all had desert as well. Service was fantastic and the food was great. Would happily return.

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Thank Adam M
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in Hermanus one night over Easter and hadn't booked a restaurant. La Pentola were able to accommodate us and I'm glad. My wife's New Orleans ostrich steak was pure theatre being flambee'd at the table. My springbok carpaccio was a once in a lifetime experience and my fish main was very good. The restaurant was very busy and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious meal. Had the sole with creamy seafood sauce. Partner had beef strips and mushrooms with tagliatelle pasta. Also great. Good wine and desert. Lovely views.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to La Pentola on our first night in Hermanus and we're so impressed we went back before we left. The service was excellent both times - attentive friendly servers who were especially kind to my 7 year old. The food was fantastic and the menu super varied. My mom is vegetarian and it was great to see her... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited La Pentola in Dec 2015 and had the Angel Snail and fell in love! I have waited almost 18 months to come back and have them again and they did not disappoint. Wonderful attention to detail, interesting specials board, excellent service. My husband had the Avo Twist off the specials board and we both had the Victory chicken... More 

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Thank Emma M
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food that is layered with complexity, prepared with skill,attention and love is found at La Pentola. Superb food most of the time. Sat 8th April was top class as usual however Sunday 9 April failed to make the high standard that we have come to know and appreciate about La Pentola. Food was still good but not outstanding. As a... More 

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Thank Holly F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Carol and I took a friend out for dinner last night in Hermanus. We went to La Pentola. We got a good table with views over Walker Bay. The starters were bijou but very tasty. My steak was huge and I had to doggy bag half of it. A very pleasant evening. Recommended but rather expensive.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

restaurant overlooks the sea - so best to go in day light then you can enjoy the setting. Food is delicious and reasonable price. Service pleasant and efficient. Had a special evening- recommend to everyone

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Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited La Pentola twice last year and its was superb both times. I love eating the Pertlemoen delicacy (abalone) that comes from the Hermanus coastline and they know know exactly how to prepare it! Booking is essential and ask about their stunning cook books and take one home with you! I bought 'Cape Fusion' by the Chef / Owner Shane... More 

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Thank you for your review & enjoy your book it was written with love . More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 16
Cuisine
International, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:30
Thursday
10:00 - 22:30
Friday
10:00 - 22:30
Saturday
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 313 1685
Description
La Pentola established in 1995 has a breath taking panoramic view of Walker Bay, the birthing ground of Southern Right Whales. The perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. All food is prepared to order, using only the very best quality ingredients, real butter, fresh cream and fresh herbs.Yes absolutely no MSG! The menu by internationally renowned executive Chef/ Patron & award winning author Shane Sauvage,comprises of a large variety of fresh seafood & Abalone, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, Tender T-Bone, exotic game dishes, a great selection of vegetarian fare (Aztec Mushrooms) and a decadent selection of in-house deserts (Chocolate Terrine). La Pentola offers a Diamond award wine list with a large variety of local and international wines. We are an A la Carte restaurant that also caters for corporate functions, intimate weddings and special occasions. Open Monday to Sunday Lunch & Dinner.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?