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La Pentola

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87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Looking for somewhere a bit different for dinner...and found it at Shane Sauvage's restaurant. Very popular as we could only get a table at the late sitting- 8.30. Had Outback chicken to start, then the Ostrich flambeed at the table. My wife had the Springbok. All dishes were delicious! Credit to the kitchen. Only criticisms (small) were the limited choice... More 

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Thank mark4694
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I wish we could do more wines by the glass but we already offer one choice for every cultivar on the list & with the Chardonnay wooded & unwooded so if we have a quiet week this ends up being a lot of cooking wine LOL ! As for the "squash" I am afraid that... More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This was a return visit to La Pentola for our party. We had been at this eatery approximately a year earlier. The reason for our return trips ranges from the spectacular views, to the caliber of the Food. Our memories did not disappoint us. For starters we were lucky to have Sarah as our waitress. By far the most pleasant... More 

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

Thank you for your review & I agree that Sarah is beautiful & we all hope you come see us again when you visit South Africa next year :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I recently visited La Pentola restaurant with my girlfriend for dinner. We booked in advance and were pleasantly surprised with a lovely window table with a fantastic view. We had the angel snails for starters and were not disappointed at all! A fantastic cream sauce served with the most delicious home made bread rolls. We then proceeded to have steak... More 

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

Thank you for your awesome review! More 

UK
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful evening dinner here. The food is very good indeed, my duck starter in filo pastry was exceptional and my wife's pork in a mushroom sauce was the best meal she had all holiday. Wine list is good and the staff and service was also first rate. Well worth a visit but make sure to book well... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your positive dinner experience with us you make us feel very proud. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurants location is excellent . The ambiance is pleasant . The food is outstanding . The service is superior .! If you are in Hermanus it is a MUST to go and have lunch or dinner .

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

Thank you for your passionate review I am also really excited about the restaurant & my dynamic team I work with .Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

One of the best meals that I have had in a long time. Great food, service and location. Hats off to the chef

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

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

On arriving in Hermanus we were advised that we must book for an evening meal as all restaurants get very busy this time of year. We checked out a few on-line and our first choice was full so took advice from out host who checked availability at La Pentola... What a great decision. We have been eating rather well so... More 

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

Thank you for your comprehensive & honest review,We hope you have the opportunity to dine with us again.This time come see us before the pants are getting tight!LOL More 

Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The Restaurant had Beautiful views. They have 2 sittings during the busy period 6-30 & 8-30pm. Suggest you go early to see the views and sunset. The menu had a Great choice and the service was excellent. I had the Ostrich Steak Flambé with great vegetables. The Vegetarian Pasta was very good. The Salmon Filo Pastry was also enjoyed. We... More 

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

Thank you for your review.Next time you visit Hermanus book for at least Five nights there is so much to do here.Then you can also visit us more than once :-) More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely dinner with view over Walker Bay. Good food and service. Totally packed with people. A little loud in the dining room. Overall a very nice place. We would come back!

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

Thank you for your review ! We look forward to your next visit! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

After my husband and sons had completed W2W they really felt like a good meal! La Pentola were very accommodating, fitting us in at the last minute and we were all delighted with the amazing food and the friendly and helpful staff! What a lovely evening. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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

Thank you I love your review! 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, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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