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La Pentola

5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
(012) 329-4028 / 9123
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Ranked #12 of 328 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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English first
Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had a very enjoyable evening at La Pentola, the service was excellent and the wine fantastic. We didn't expect this secluded little restaurant, to be a fine dining establishment and we went there quite hungry, but the portions were way to small to satisfy our hunger. I will definitely recommend the salmon carpaccio and the strawberry flambé.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

First time back in 2 years, really enjoyed it . Service was great! The restaurant is clearly in need of a facelift! And a bit expensive for what you get! But an enjoyable evening!

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

THE FOOD WAS GREAT, SERVICE WAS GREAT. Opening the door when we came in, as well as when we left. The Waiter obviously knew the Menu, and recommended a fabulasssssss dish. Atmosphere fantastic. They also have these wine tasting events that my friend went to and LOVED it. This is my new FAV restaurant.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Went with my family for the KWV wine evening on 31 July, all I can say is YUM! Dishes expertly paired with the wines, perfectly complimenting them. I'm not usually a fan of chicken livers, but the starter portion of them, I polished off and wanted more! Perfect steak you can cut with a fork, and the most divine chocolate... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After last night, I will return to La Pentola every week! Not only do they have one of the best menus with a wide variety to choose from, but they also have specialities that change weekly! Anything from duck to warthog, prawns to carpaccio. And don't get me started on the wine! A special thanx to our waiteress and Sandra... More

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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
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 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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