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5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
(012) 329-4028 / 9123
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Ranked #30 of 362 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
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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 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A whole group of us (17) visited La Pentola early December and as always everybody were impressed. The restaurant has a nice cosy ambience and the waiters are well trained and excellent. Although it was a big order with starters and mains, no mistakes were made and everybody was impressed with their food. The plating of the food is impressive.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It's been a year since I dined at La Pentola, but I still keep in online contact with what's going on there from thousands of miles away in Washington, DC. I first was invited to the restaurant in 2007 by British and South African colleagues in the Peacekeeping profession. It was mid-afternoon and we had a rollicking good time sampling... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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
2 reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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