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La Sosta Restaurant

145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
028 5141470
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Ranked #1 of 25 restaurants in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Sosta is a small and welcoming restaurant.A few tables- reservations are recommended- , attentively cared for attended to, in order to create a relaxing atmosphere, revisiting in a modern way the traditional Italian cooking.Cristiana and her staff create new recipes, paying particular attention to the seasoning and territorialy of ingredients. Also our tasting menu of 6 courses change every month give way to the customer to enjoy the best offered in the “ menu a là carte “.
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95% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Chalfont St Peter, England
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was excellent! Being competently, sophisticatedly and caringly prepared in a way that you tend only to get in an owner run restaurant. Service was also excellent, but also friendly and you felt that they were enjoying serving you. Wines were superb, as usual in SA. The meal cost was very reasonable given the quality.

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We visit this restaurant and guesthouse at least once a year going back a few years now. Nothing beats this wonderful couple's hospitality and cooking. Best tiramisu! Try for yourself

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Excellent meal. Small, intimate and a menu that feels very much home made with care. Owned and operated by an Italian couple, the food is world class. Prepared with finest ingredients and presented beautifully. Excellent wine list too.

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Brilliant! I thought that I was in an episode of Masterchef! Real care, skill and love put into the food. Remarkably good value. And they are happy to serve some plain pasta to the kids.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

What a great place! Such a refreshing and authentic representation of sophisticated Italian cuisine and style - none of that faux-tuscan nonsense! Every morsel is made from scratch by Chef Cristina, who I was surprised to discover is not a gournet-trained chef, and her husband is just the perfect host. Swellendam is very lucky!

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Sedgefield, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Ate here with my my wife whilst away on our anniversary weekend. We loved every morsel of the food and could not fault the service and the setting is lovely. If I have one criticism it would be that there was little or no music. We can definitely recommend this well run establishment.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have never had Italian food like this, only a very small restaurant, but the owner patron could not have been more helpful, even offering to drive us back to our accommodation. A four course menu that you can pick and mix, with some of the dishes made larger to have as a main course. The dishes were incredible and... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were amazed to find a restaurant of this calibre in a small town not located on a wine route. The menu is small but still introduces enough variety to satisfy any diner’s cravings. It is divided into four sections: Starters, First Course, Second Course and Desserts. We were not hugely hungry so preferred not to have a four course... More

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Pleasant restaurant on the main street through Swellendam. The service was excellent and the owner is charming and attentive. We both enjoyed the starter and dessert. We both had the lamb for main course which was nicely presented but fairly bland to taste, almost as though someone forgot to add the seasoning prior to cooking. Wine list was good as... More

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Hengelo, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

For the 6th time we had dinner there and it was again excellent. Due to a fully booked B&B nearby (Bloomestate) where we stay normally, we found that La Sosta had 3 fantastic newly decorated rooms and we used 2 of them. A pleasure to stay there, good rooms, nice pool, perfect breakfast and outstanding dinner. Gianni and Cristiane are... More

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