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5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
(012) 329-4028 / 9123
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Pentola established in 1995 is the perfect venue for executive...
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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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
La Pentola living up to its name as the melting pot of fusion.

Escorted to our table,our waitress, after the 1st round of drinks, disappeared. 1st coarse was smoked springbok carpaccio with sweet melon and paired with a blanc de noir served with this dish was crisp but lacked its own character. 2nd coarse, a mild spicy clam in tomato base sauce paired... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Ockert M
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Pretoria, South Africa
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Centurion, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

One of the best restaurants in the country, with a brilliant chef and a menu full of awesome dishes. The location will deceive you, but what you find inside will blow your mind. My girlfriend and I tried a few dishes and were impressed with every single one of them. And we were pleasantly surprised at the end of the... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I really love this restaurant! Never disappoint. Great, friendly service. Love the cocktail of the day, and a nice variety to choose from menu But the star of this restaurant is the Duck! Wow, it is just out of this world! Every time we go there we say we will try something else, but the duck always wins! Thanks for... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Very bad service, price not worth the food. Steak was over cooked asked for medium rare get it well done. Not willing to make it over for us. Dont know how they do business. Won"t go back. Bad bad bad

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Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Escorted to our table,our waitress, after the 1st round of drinks, disappeared. 1st coarse was smoked springbok carpaccio with sweet melon and paired with a blanc de noir served with this dish was crisp but lacked its own character. 2nd coarse, a mild spicy clam in tomato base sauce paired well with a petite verdot. #rd coarse, beef fillet done... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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179 reviews 179 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Went there with friends (23.01.2015) - and had a wonderful evening - with excellent service (That's the basic) - explanation of the menu and special options, good advice from a knowledgeable waiter. The food was delicious - freshly prepared (so you have to wait a bit :-)) Wholly and unconditional recommendations from us!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Visited La Pentola for dinner and as Callie van Heerden said - they are more impressed with themselves than I am. THe clippings and articles are also not recent and La Pentola has definitely not kept up with new trends in the food and cooking industry. We won't visit La Pentola again. My pasta was not tasty at all and... More 

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Middelburg, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I went for llunch and decided to share our food because To share our food because it looked good.. it even tasted than it looked! The different flavour combinations were to die for! We will definitely go there again when we go to Pretoria. We even bought one of his recipe books because some of the recipes... More 

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Jeffreys Bay
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Everywhere you look in this restaurant you will find accolades about there culinary excellence. Photos, newspaper articles, the works. Even in the toilets. If I look at the reviews here, it obviously is effective. Many people seem to be impressed - most of all the staff themselves. We were invited there by friends for my wife's birthday and we started... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We try and visit La Pentola at least every 2 months and we are never disappointed. The food is amazing, the wine fabulous and the vibe fantastic. Keep it up guys!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I am a regular customer at La Pentotal and just want to say I am done with PTA branch the worse ever experience of my life...orders wrong,  steak over cooked and creme bruellee sour. ...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: (012) 329-4028 / 9123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Mediterranean, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?