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La Pentola Hermanus

87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish” (10 reviews)
“abalone” (31 reviews)
“sorbet” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
International, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: La Pentola Hermanus
1. Excellent
"For an exceptional seafood experience and great views over Walker Bay,"
Robin W
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2. Outstanding dinners!
"as good as you can get. The Abalone was perfect, the best I have had"
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3. Stunning!
" We ordered the Strawberry Flambé as our desert recommended "
Marshal M
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1 - 10 of 991 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Shane and his team hosted my daughter's wedding on 12 May. The planning (Lorin), service, atmosphere and food was outstanding. They went out of their way to make the evening special - even allowing us to see the 'first dance' :-) Thanks Shane, Lorin and...More

Thank Zahn G
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 16 February 2018

We reserved a window table more than a month ago. Great was the surprise when they seated us at another table. I very friendly referred them to the reservation and they made a plan. Stunning view from window table! They had abolone as a special...More

Thank Otto J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous evening with GREAT atmosphere, fine food, great service and EXCELLENT co-operation from Shane and his team. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Thank bieconsulserv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After waiting an hour for my Rumo Steak is wasn’t prepared to my specification (medium-well/well done after asking for medium) and even then wasn’t tender or nice tasting. Won’t recommend if you want value for money or exceptional food.

Thank Adriaan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Riding the wave of foreign tourism, prices here are too high for what is served up. The red Thai curry springbok was over cooked, the sauce too oily and the panacotta dessert was dreadful. So much so that all of us left it. On the...More

Thank liliplat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch on a Friday and got a seat next to the window. The weather was great and with that great view half the battle was won. Had some beers to start while mulling the wine list - the only reason I have...More

Thank 619jedb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there by recommendation but was a bit disappointed. Service was chaotic, waiter had no idea about food and drinks.. The Ostrich steak was finally good though.

Thank swissmountain1970
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved the quirky decor, excellent service....delicious food and amazing view. Chicken livers...yummy....calamari steak, tender and tasty. Reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

Thank Marsbar66
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Good food - recommend the santorini chicken. Given bread to start but beware this is made with mushrooms and capers - we do not like either and wish we had of known! Nonetheless a nice restaurant with a view of the ocean front.

Thank Natskey
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

5 of us walked in with the hope of getting a table and we were lucky. We all had something different and each one of us enjoyed what we had. Fish cooked to perfection and everything presented beautifully. The food was accompanied by a delicious...More

Thank Helena J
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27 December 2016|
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Response from Shane S | Property representative |
Yes of course we are I have three of my own kids.I am so sorry this response took so long I dd not know of this trip adviser function .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Overstrand  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 313 1685
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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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