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87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We've had a really great experience at the restaurant! From the minute we walked in till we left! The food was absolutely amazing, and the staff were all very friendly! I would really recommend it!!! They will see us again! Well done!

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

Thank you very much for your review & we will do our best to keep you coming back! More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Super views from this restaurant. The menu is more upmarket than most. The waiters/waitresses give a very informative description ot the various dishs on offer. A lovely experience.

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Thank Wilmot46
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you I love your review :-) More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

After looking on trip advisor we decided to eat at La Pentola as it had good reviews. We were seated quickly at a lovely table with a view but after ordering wine and before food we were asked to swap tables to a smaller table which we gladly did. We then ordered food and received our starters quite quickly. Unfortunately... More 

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

Thank you for your review I am sorry to hear that you felt like you waited too long for your main courses but different dishes have different cooking& preparation times so I promise we had no intention of making you longer than necessary .Please next time you visit please let us know you would like your courses in quick succession... More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Nolan's service was outstanding and complimented the exquisite food. We booked in anticipation of the restaurant being busy, and it was. The vibe was pleasant and friendly and the flavors were out of this world. I have eaten there a few times now and am blown away by the taste explosions that come from that kitchen. Kudo's to the whole... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review .You make us all feel so proud! More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was our first visit to La Pentola, the food was very good, it was fully booked. I had Basil and Port Livers to start, delicious and for my main I had Santorini Chichen, also delicious My husband had the Chef Salad, and for his main had the KWV Fillet, and that was very good. The only down side it... More 

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

Thank you for your review & I look forward to your return visit More 

Crowborough, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I managed to reserve the last table for dinner’s main sitting. The place was full and very noisy. We had good service with well explained details of the specials added to a good menu. The snails wrapped in bacon cooked in white wine was yummy. The sole with seafood toppings was lovely, as was the dessert of creamy Greek ice... More 

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

Thank you for your review.Please come visit us again! More 

Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

You have to go upstairs to this restaurant and if you are lucky to be seated by the window you have a lovely view across the ocean. We were sat close to a large table of male golfers who were getting very loud so we asked to be moved further away which we were - very grateful! Food was good... More 

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

If you think the chicken is strange you should meet me ! LOL Thank you for the review. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Friendly staff in a really stunning location with a view and easy to walk to from our guesthouse, Pelagus. I read reviews before going and expected to be blown away by the food. It was good quality and good value, not exceptionally amazing though I would give it another try when in Hermanus again.

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Thank elsie_ct12
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am happy that you enjoyed the food .If you want to be blown away next time try the" Cherry Bomb Chicken ' its made with vodka & red bull :-) More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Although the restaurant was full with two large parties we were given individual attentive service - the food was the best we had tasted in 8 days - pink peppercorn desert was fantastic - I love the ethos of this restaurant - the staff were a happy team with Shane around and about - a special thank you for making... More 

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

Thank you for your review I am so happy that you could feel the heart of the restaurant because it is so special :-) More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had an enjoyable quality meal and enjoyed the views from the restaurants elevated position. We had been told when booking in advance that they were operating a two sitting system so we opted for the late one. When we arrived there was little sign of this operating in practice.

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

Thank you for your review.We only do two sittings in high season so feel free to book at your leisure 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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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