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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: La Sosta is a small and welcoming restaurant.
EatOut Award 2014 BEST ITALIAN...
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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  • 356
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 1
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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
" Sublime Food "

I really don't know what to say without repeating other reviewers, the whole concept is just perfect, small amount of covers, exquisite execution of dishes and perfect service. We ate pork belly,salmon tortellini,bouillabaisse,lasagne and tiramisu. Followed by coffee and " sweets " A good wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
gaz1963
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really don't know what to say without repeating other reviewers, the whole concept is just perfect, small amount of covers, exquisite execution of dishes and perfect service. We ate pork belly,salmon tortellini,bouillabaisse,lasagne and tiramisu. Followed by coffee and " sweets " A good wine selection as well. I remember joking with Gianni about the fact that we were also... More 

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Thank gaz1963
Northam, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a find! Stunningly gorgeous food, exquisitely prepared - proper fine dining. We were recommended to try here by friends in Franschoek and so glad we did. Booked many months ahead fortunately, because with only 16 - 18 covers, places are at a premium. Hard to decide what to have because everything on the menu sounded so tempting. Definitely recommended... More 

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Thank Habibisambo
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

La Sosta is in itself reason enough to spend som time in Swellendam, and we do, year on year. Why here? Well, this may well be the best Italian restaurant you ever have the privilege to dine in is why. 16 covers 5 nights a weeks is all, so if you want to eat here, join the queue early. What... More 

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Thank grahamee
Spain
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had dinner with friends at La Sostsa again (must have been 6/7 years ago) and we really enjoyed the food made by Cristiana and her husband, Gianni. Many years back we were already impressed by the quality and EatOut also recognised the immense talent that is Cristiana and awarded La Sosta with the Mercedes Benz EatOut Award for Best... More 

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Thank Hans L
Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a memorable meal at La Sosta. Exceptional fine dining with attention to detail. You can taste the passion the chef has for food. The flavours were incredible. International standard.

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Thank Junekatz
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends raved about this place and they were right. One of my very best eating experiences in the western cape. There's a taxi service from your guesthouse too. An Italian couple who gave up their jobs to pursue their dreams. Just 16 covers so booking is essential.

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Thank Helen W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small restaurant with good tasty food and well presented and good value. A very modern interior which was a little stark. Very helpful owner who explained the food well and was delightful to talk to. A small amount of car parking off road.

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Thank Breaktaker
Windhoek
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small, intimate space with a relaxed ambiance and a welcoming feel. The menu is a delightful journey through Italy's culinary treasure chest ! The dishes are beautifully presented bursting with confidant flavour without crowding out the simplicity of a good meal. The bouillabaisse is the best I have ever tasted. Our host was most charming and was attentive to... More 

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Thank Ronel E
Oxford
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous meal - once we'd managed to decide what we wanted! :-) Everything was extremely tasty and well presented - best fine-dining Italian food I've had. The Billoubaise was my favourite meal of our whole trip - the flavour was stunning, and the smell just transported me back to Italy. Portion sizes spot on too. Desserts are a must have... More 

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Thank Polecatcaz
Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really the best Italian restaurant in SA. It is really like having a good dinner in Italy. We took the three course menu which is perfect also in size. The panna cotta as desert was great and not too sweet. The restaurant is small, only 8 tables of two but is nicely decorated with a contemporary touch. Very friendly service.... More 

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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 33 - 37
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings

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?