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5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
(012) 329-4028 / 9123
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Ranked #27 of 355 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Italian, Mediterranean, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Pentola established in 1995 is the perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. The atmosphere is cozy, romantic and relaxed. 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 (Mozambique Style Prawns, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, hand made pasta, 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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English first
Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I am a strong believer of the "Don't knock it unless you've tried it" principle. I read what a lot of people had to say about this establishment, good and bad, and the only way I can form an opinion is to try it out myself. I visited La Pentola years ago, so this was my second visit..and my friend's... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Funniest thing, I opened this website to post a Compliment regarding the wonderful experience we had at La Pentola for our year end function. We were part of the 28 people that the complaint on this website is about. I myself have visited this restaurant numerous times and by far we only had positive experiences. Food, atmosphere, service and value.... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have visited this restaurant many times over the past decade, but recently, the service and quality of food has dropped... i decided to give them one last chance, and booked our business End-of-Year lunch for Wednesday. Booking was handled well by a well-spoken young man, table for 6 in the smoking area, and i thought, YAY, improvement.... But alas,... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This small restaurant offers really good meals in a relaxed atmosphere. they have an excellent selection of food and a well designed and thought out wine list. The accolades this restaurant has received during it's existance truly reflects the quality of food prepared here. Go on take your taste buds on an adventure.

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32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Somewhere different to eat in. Pretoria, very creative dishes (aztec mushroomns: in puff pastrie, cholcolate sauce and chillies. Crocodile bites with kiwi and honey sauce) . I love the place. Service can be very slow though

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

This place is one of the small treasures of Pretoria. We go quiet often and love it. Hours pass with great food and atmosphere. The menu is fresh and delicious and each meal is unique. I love that the waiters read you the special board which is lovely and adds to the experience. The home made bread is addictive and... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Over the past 18 years my wife and i have tried most of the restaurants that Pretoria has to offer. When it comes down to which one serves the most scrumptuous meal, la pentola remains @ number 1. Only Brasserie de Paris in Pretoria can compete when a small, personalized,romantic ambience is what you are looking for. If you want... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My family and I stayed in Pretoria for many years and had dinner frequently right from the very start when Shane took over the premises from Patrice.Shane's food was different from Patrice but just as good if not better.We had dinner on the 17th October for the first time in 12 years hoping to enjoy the same quality as before!... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Nice quaint resturant but the food was disappointing! The fillet of steak I had was bland and extremely tough, it seems as there was no effort put into preparing the meal! The 2 pieces of broccoli and the 2balls of mashed potatoes was definetly not very appetizing! Only thing I enjoyed was the fresh bread rolls! Will not visit again

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Pretoria, South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A small restaurant tucked away off a main road the restaurant serves fresh cuisine of international standing and has won many awards. Attentive service and attention to detail, a highly recommended visit

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Additional Information about La Pentola

Address: 5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
Phone Number: (012) 329-4028 / 9123
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: French, Italian, Mediterranean, Fusion

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