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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 278
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Stunning

Wonderful experience For such a small restaurant the quality of food served at the price charged is absolutely amazing.The presentation and taste of the food is stunning.Service was excellent and there was the added bonus of a taxi service.I would hate to think what we would have to pay at home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
rsbron
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Mid Wales
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mid Wales
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful experience For such a small restaurant the quality of food served at the price charged is absolutely amazing.The presentation and taste of the food is stunning.Service was excellent and there was the added bonus of a taxi service.I would hate to think what we would have to pay at home for something similar.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Only six tables, free taxi pick up from your hotel and return after the meal, booked months in advance so get in early if you want to try this different Italian restaurant in Swellendam. Gianni and his wife a former optician and a banker set themselves up in Swellendam a few years ago and are now the number one in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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104 reviews 104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The friendly welcome by Giovanni and Christiane set us up for a wonderful two nite stay at their b and b and top Italian restaurant in South Africa as voted by Eating Out magazine....We planned to explore the village and the area towards Robertson while we were there, although one could have happily lain by their beautifully set out pool... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited La Sosta on our last trip to Swellendam and really enjoyed its Italian food, prepared by its Italian owners. Just before this visit, La Sosta won the category of Best Italian in SA in the eat out.co.za awards. Thoroughly deserved - the food is even better than before, with some very different and interesting choices.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

During our stay at Rothman Manor, we are certainly glad we chose to dine here. Giovanni went to great detail to explain the menu and make suggestions. The restaurant is along the main road in Swellendam but in a quiet area. As we were staying within a mile of the restaurant, they sent a driver to collect and drop off.... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We would go a long way off our route to sample the delightful flavours and delicacies produced at this wonderful restaurant. Undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in western Provance. Impatient to return.

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was our first experience here as with most people Swellendam is a place you bypass going somewhere else.What a wonderful find worth coming here just for this Restaurant. Our welcome by Giovanni( part owner )was warm and we were treated like returning friends The Restaurant is only small but this adds to the intimate atmosphere. The menu was explained... More 

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Somerset UK
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a class act - passionate about food, these Milanese experts know their stuff and have produced an intimate Italian experience like no other we have experienced even in Milan Tuscany and Venice. Do not stay in Swellendam without booking well in advance and see for yourself how wonderful this restaurant it. You will not regret it.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food is great and our evening was amazing. We took the menus and started at 19.30 and left after 22.00. It was wonderfull! It is a small and intimate restaurant with great service. Grazie for the great experience. Try to make a reservation (well in advance) and taste it yourself. You wont be dissapointed. We will definitely return to... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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272 reviews 272 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
376 helpful votes 376 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is another rave review for the best Italian food we get to eat anywhere (including our limited experience of Italy). Swellendam is a convenient night stop when traversing the Garden Route, and La Sosta is the deciding factor in choosing to stop at Swellendam. We thought Christina's food was even better this year. For starter we had filet tips... 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 32 - 36
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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?