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La Pentola

5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
(012) 329-4028 / 9123
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Ranked #22 of 324 restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
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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Pretoria
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After a few years absence we decided to try La Pentola again on Saturday night for a celebratory dinner. I'm afraid it will be the last time. It has lost the atmosphere it used to have & is wildly over priced for what you get.The starters were average.For mains I settled on a special for the evening - Madagascar Steak... More

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Joburg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went to La Pentola for a family dinner. WOW! Interesting combinations and overall just plain great. I had the duck, which was excellent while my wife had the crocodile pastry. Although the pastry was a little spicy, it still had great flavour. I've been here a couple of times and was always impressed. The atmosphere is great and I can... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A lovely lovely view.The chef not only males tasty food but comes to you and asks you how it was.Highly recommended

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Pretoria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The meals at LaPentola are always fabulous - we inevitably overeat and rave about everything we had. The wine-pairing evenings are FANTASTIC, and brilliant value for money. At approximately R225 pp for a four course meal with four different types of wine, you'd go a very long way to find anything better. Everyone I've referred to LaPentola have come away... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Fantastic flavors and never before heard of combinations, treat yourself to a wide range of unique dishes. Service was prompt, little pricey but was worth it

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Kigali, Rwanda
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23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had a 3 course meal which overall was good but bit overpriced. The curry was very nice, with lots of seafood. The steak wasn't very big though with only a few veggies and potato croquet on the side. I would say that the dining room could do with a make over as it is a bit dated, but very... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Went to Hermanus on holiday recently and visited the La Pentola there Chef Shane and Chef Hugo made such a fuss about us and made us feel like part of their family, so on my return to Pretoria I decided to give the branch this side also a try! Must say me and my wife were blown away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Was enjoyable and good value for money! Head Chef went to a lot of trouble as it was a birthday! One of very few places to still offer smoking section!!! Thanks!

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Pretoria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Friendly staff welcoming you at the entrance and took you promptly to your table. The place is not what you really expected, but soon the aroma of flavours made you feel relaxed. What an experience! Food from start to finish were exceptional! Will surely visit the place again. It's worth a visit more than once!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

La Pentola has been our favourite restaurant for many years. The dishes with mixed flavours and smells are all interesting. The menu presents a wide choice of dishes which makes the food selection an adventure. Aztec mushrooms combines the flavours of cacao with sesame seeds and fried mushrooms, the choc terrine fuses 3 ice cream flavours, and the list goes... More

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