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87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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Cape Town, South Africa
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this establishment with the TOGS, Harley-Davidson, riding group for our weekly breakfast run. It was absolutely amazing to see the presentation that the staff had for us when we arrived after an awesome and spectacular ride to the venue. The tables were beautifully decorated. The staff had opened the venue just for our purposes as they normally, I... More 

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Thank etienne6524
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review you know we love making breakfast for you bikers .you are such an awesome group we cant wait to see you again :-) More 

Panorama, South Africa
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134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was good. The waitron explained the specials and allowed us a few minutes to make up our minds. Bread rolls were served on the house and it was delicious. The food was very tasty. We went in the evening but the view in the day must be beautiful and I would like to visit them during the day.

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

Thanx for the review & you must come back for the view during the day it is breathtaking ! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice view with good service. Food is taste full. Small fine dining portions. Nice and cozy spot on cold days.

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Thank lesleybrandt197
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review you did obviously not eat the 400 gram Porterhouse Steak maybe next time! More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious meal in this must visit restaurant with great views into the bay Really enjoyable evening out as a couple, we were made to feel very welcome.

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Thank Gareth A
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words & we look forward to you visiting again! More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly service and great food. We both had the Fillet steak KWV; almost the best steak ever; could not recommend more highly. Wonderful desserts as well.Extensive and well explained wine list. Slightly lacking in atmosphere, despite the first floor view of the Bay.. Plain table clothes would help smarten up the decor.

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Thank Tanner321
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review .I also like table clothes but as pretty as they are washing them would result in contaminating thousands of liters of water every year .This would go against the Eco friendly principles of our business. More 

Hermanus
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderfull time. Lovely food and beautiful setting......Just a pitty you have to beg for the black pepper...........

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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service Great food Beautiful staff Wonderful atmosphere Great for dining Welcoming and homely yet professional

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

Thank you I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our vibe !!! More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, attentive, personal service from Nicole and Nick. We love the quirkiness of the Pretoria born classic restaurant. Shane is a genius, generous host. After a week of fish, we thoroughly enjoyed the steak tonight. Cooked to perfection 💋 Thank you, we had an amazing time

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Thank Adele D
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments .We love what we do & love you too!! More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My group of 4 really enjoyed our visit to La Pentola. The ambience of the place is very good as is the food and we had a lovely, helpful waitress in Lucy.

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

Thank you ! You made Lucy's day :-) More 

East London, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in good time to enjoy the amazing veiw and then to watch the sun go down. Attentive service and really good steaks. Pity we didn't see the owner or chef.

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Thank 763debbie
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review .I am sorry I missed you! Hopefully we meet next time you visit :-) 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, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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