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5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
(012) 329-4028 / 9123
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Ranked #14 of 345 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Over the past 18 years my wife and i have tried most of the restaurants that Pretoria has to offer. When it comes down to which one serves the most scrumptuous meal, la pentola remains @ number 1. Only Brasserie de Paris in Pretoria can compete when a small, personalized,romantic ambience is what you are looking for. If you want... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My family and I stayed in Pretoria for many years and had dinner frequently right from the very start when Shane took over the premises from Patrice.Shane's food was different from Patrice but just as good if not better.We had dinner on the 17th October for the first time in 12 years hoping to enjoy the same quality as before!... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Nice quaint resturant but the food was disappointing! The fillet of steak I had was bland and extremely tough, it seems as there was no effort put into preparing the meal! The 2 pieces of broccoli and the 2balls of mashed potatoes was definetly not very appetizing! Only thing I enjoyed was the fresh bread rolls! Will not visit again

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Pretoria, South Africa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: French, Italian, Mediterranean, Fusion

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