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All 27 Swellendam Restaurants

La Sosta Restaurant

145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
028 5141470
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Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $40
Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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  • French first
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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

A superb Italian restaurant - but don't think pizza and heavy pasta! This is a very modern and exciting take on traditional Italian food, prepared and served by the owner who carefully helps you choose your meal. It is unsurprising that this small and intimate centre of excellence has been voted the best Italian Restaurant in Souuth Africa for 2014.

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Khan.anisha@yahoo.com
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our third time at La Sosta, and the food is still amazing. Host Giovanni and chef/wife Christiana deserve the award of being voted Best Italian restaurant in SA. Patrons have a choice of a tasting or a la carte menu. Limited space accommodating 14 -18 people max, hence, reservations essential. Excellent blend of flavours, resulting in an exquisite dining experience.... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We had a great meal and tasted a few interesting things that we have never seen before. The owners are super friendly and offer great service. This restaurant is not to be missed if you in the area.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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306 reviews 306 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I recently visited on my holiday in the Western Cape with friends and I was so impressed that there was a restaurant of this calibre in the small town of Swellendam. It is only a small restaurant, I counted 16 seats and they don't want to expand so that they can provide the same quality of food and level of... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We passed through Swellendam recently on our way home from Cape Town, stayed a night at La Sosta accommodation and had dinner at the restaurant. The accommodation is very affordable, plain but stylish, spotlessly clean and has everything you need to feel comfortable (very small TV, but we were not there to watch TV). The restaurant is tiny as all... More 

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The food was very good but the quantities were tiny. Afterwards I still felt hungry. The menu was rather limited.

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Newcastle area
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Small intimate restaurant, picked up by the restaurants taxi. Didn't know what to expect but we were blown away by the food and service. Don't miss it if you're visiting Swellendam.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

thanks to Tripadvisor I thought I'm going to try out the No. 1 restaurant in Swellendam and the best italian restaurant in SA. And I was not disappointed at all. From the amouse bouche till the grappa everything was awesome. My personal highlight was the Spaghetti with marinated Prawns . I wish I would have taken it as a main... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Did not expect such sofisticated and high quality italian restaurant in Swellendam. Cristiana is an excellent chef and Gianni does a great job in the dining room. We had a wonderful and relaxing dinner and would have gone back if we stayed longer in Swellendam.

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S Wales
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234 reviews 234 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We phoned a couple of days ahead, were put on the waiting list and were lucky to get a table at this small, exclusive restaurant which has only 14 covers per night. The couple who run it are delightful with the gentleman being front of house and the lady, we understand a self-taught chef, cooking. A real treat. My wife... More 

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Additional Information about La Sosta Restaurant

Address: 145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Phone Number: 028 5141470
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 7 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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