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La Pentola

5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
(012) 329-4028 / 9123
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Ranked #14 of 336 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, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Use to be good. Was one of my favourites. The last two visits changed my mind. Bad service. Average food. Will not visit again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I was a couple of times at La Pentola and I always enjoyed it. I would in particular recommend to subscribe to their newsletter and join for the vine tasting dinners and other activities. I remember still very well the beer tasting some time last year. The food is always very good. The atmosphere is very inspiring. In case your... More

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Pretoria Gauteng
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Being an adventurous diner it is always a pleasure to dine at La Pentola. I love different tastes and how the most unlikely ingredients work so well together. The wonderful service starts in the parking bay where you are greeted and welcomed. Now to decide what you feel like tonight....after going through the menu again and again you decide on... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had a beer-food pairing evening at La Pentola and found the food relatively average. The service was also average. Nice evening out, but don't expect too much.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

When visiting La Pentola it is always a treat. We usually go there when the restaurant is having Gourmet evenings and it is always exciting to see how the food has been paired with alcoholic beverages. I've never had any dish that was not extremely tasty and not presented beautifully. The dishes are always made and presented with extremely good... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Excellent evening with Hermanuspaulpietersburg wines paired with excellent food dishes. The Wine Master was present and explained the making of the different wines. Must say that the pairing was done magnificently and complimented each other

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Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went to a wine introduction night. Really good paring with wine and food. Maybe it was the wine talking but we had a fantastic evening. Best food with even better wine.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We often go to La Pentola to treat ourselves but this was a Saturday lunch visit for a special occasion with close friends. I got the feeling that the staff gauged the occasion very well, the service was friendly and attentive but there was never a feeling of being pushed to finish. We arrived at 12:30 and left at 16:00!... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very nice quiet restaurant with delicious food and deserts! I ordered Hermanus Sole, which was absolutely delicious! Staff is very nice and friendly and also the desert was amazing. The interior is nice and clean, is not modern, but you will feel well;)

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