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La Sosta Restaurant

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145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1470
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Sosta is a small and welcoming restaurant. EatOut Award 2014 BEST...
La Sosta is a small and welcoming restaurant. EatOut Award 2014 BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN SOUTH AFRICA Reservations are recommended A modern and contemporary Italian Restaurant Cristiana and her staff create new recipes, paying particular attention to the seasoning and territorialy of ingredients. 3 Different Tasting Menu plus a la Carte .
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
True Italian

Wonderful Italian restaurant, fabulous food, superb and attentive owners. We would make a trip back to Swellendam just to go to La Sosta again

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
nicholiss
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Wonderful Italian restaurant, fabulous food, superb and attentive owners. We would make a trip back to Swellendam just to go to La Sosta again

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had 2 different tasting menus, one seafood and one meat. Each dish was beautifully presented and delicious. Portions were a good size. It's a little pricey for SA standards but i think it's good value. I was a little put off by the service. We called to say we had arrived later than expected in Swellendam due to traffic... More 

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Swellendam, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had a wonderful evening, filled with fantastic food and a lovely, friendly atmosphere. The squid ink pasta was better than anything I tasted whilst in Italy. And of course, the traditional Cape Dutch building adds to the perfect picture. I will definitely revisit La Sosta, hopefully sooner than later!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We reserved our table (and room) at La Sosta about six months before our holiday and we were delighted that we had done so. We were made very welcome as we booked into our very comfortable room and were soon enjoying a pot of tea and biscuits in the delightful garden adjoining the restaurant. We had high expectations over dinner... More 

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Wombourne, England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The best Italian food we have had outside Italy. Wonderful personal service and a very interesting menu. Good wine list. A personal taxi sent to your hotel to pick you up and return you, a nice touch. The perfect meal

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Castillos, Uruguay
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This world re-known restaurant never stop surprising us! The owner chef and her hasband makes an excellent team. The ever changing menu is exciting and always wit a fresh surprise. It's not cheap but worthwhile for spoiling yourself now and then.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was a bit of a surprise for us! Just prior to our trip to Swellendam, two friends had told me about La Sosta, and how it had won Best Italian restaurant in SA in Eat Out magazine. We hadn't booked at all, but Michel, our host at Augusta de Mist arranged bookings for dinner for two nights in a... More 

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wow - what a find. This restaurant is perfect, it is small, only 14 or so covers so make sure you book. The food is spectacular, we had the tasting menus, I had the fish version and my husband had the meat version. So nice that we could choose a menu each and the table didn't have to have the... More 

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Cape Town
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Owners Gianni and Cristiana have done a great job with this small Italian restaurant. Gianni runs the floor while his wife prepares the beautiful food. They have a lovely wine list. Gianni has a good understanding of all the wines and can therefore recommend wine to match your food. There are about 5 tables so it is pretty small and... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What a find this restaurant was! Living in Europe and being world travelers, we eat in a lot of excellent restaurants, and I would definitely rate La Sosta amongst the very best! You just can't imagine finding such a top-class restaurant in such a small town as Swellendam. What we liked was that they did not crowd a lot of... More 

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Additional Information about La Sosta Restaurant

Address: 145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 28 514 1470
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $32 to $37
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 1470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $32 to $37
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

La Sosta is a small and welcoming restaurant. EatOut Award 2014 BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN SOUTH AFRICA Reservations are recommended A modern and contemporary Italian Restaurant Cristiana and her staff create new recipes, paying particular attention to the seasoning and territorialy of ingredients. 3 Different Tasting Menu plus a la Carte .
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?