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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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  • 295
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Deserving of it's fame!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Castillos, Uruguay
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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332 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Castillos, Uruguay
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Loving food, and in particular Italian food, it was a no-brainer that we had to book into La Sosta Guesthouse and into La Sosta restaurant after spending a wonderful week in Plet. Gianni and Cristiana are superb hosts, interacting with all their guests, and offering the most gracious yet professional service. The tasting menu`s that we chose were absolutely divine,... More 

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sydney
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Intimate restaurant with great food. The owner explained the menu in great detail. Had a chat with us, telling us that his wife was the creator and cook of the meals. The restaurant only seats up to 16 people and it was not noisy. Servings were not huge but were sufficient and tasty

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is an experience not to be missed. We chose the meat and fish tasting menu's. Each course was exquisitely presented without being too fussy.So much love and passion is clear in their food and they are the lovliest of restauranteurs. We loved the modern and innovative twists on the plating and cooking of the food. We cannot wait to... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A very small unique Italian restaurant where the owners have a passion for their food. It only seats 18 so you must book well in advance. If you are able to book a table, prepare for a memorable meal

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Don't go to Swellendam without pre-booking for dinner at La Sosta!! Thank you Gianni and Cristiana for another wonderful food experience. We appreciate that so much heart goes into everything you prepare!

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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 - 37
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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