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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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

For my boyfriend's birthday we decided to take a long weekend to Swellendam and try out La Sosta since he had read raving reviews about it and especially since it had been awarded by Eat Out for "Best Italian" in 2014. To say it exceeded our expectations is an understatement and if I had to sum up one word for... More 

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oxford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were lucky enough to be able to take advantage of a last minute cancellation and were rewarded with superb flavours and presentation in a very friendly unpretentious ambience

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Durbanville, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wow! Our family mean at La Sosta exceeded our expectations. Giovani greeted us and we so enjoyed his enthusiastic personality. From start to finish we thoroughly enjoyed every course served. The food is prepared with lots of love and that comes through in the taste and beautiful presentation. I would suggest that those travelling from afar make use of their... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We booked our table here in early November for New Years Day and I am so glad we did. We had visited La Sosta in November 2013 and were so impressed by the ambience, it is the best Italian in S.A. (it has just won an award by THE restaurant review guide in the country which says just that). The... More 

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150 reviews 150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

You are made to feel so welcomed in this intimate restaurant that you feel like a guest in their home. The food flavors and presentation are outstanding and the service was perfect. Can't wait to visit next time we are in Swellendam! Book well in advance.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

La Sosta is a very intimate restaurant with only a few tables. It really feels like you are eating in the living room of the owners. The food is of super high quality and the host is amazing.

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Camps Bay, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I understand why they won the best eatery in the Western Cape. It all comes down to Blanco n Nero. Christine's homemade pasta is the best around and that juicy, salty black deliciousness is more than you can imagine. It was great to be back!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Quite simply, some of the best food I've ever tasted! This is an Italian restaurant but it isn't the usual sort of pizza and pasta place. They have a modern take on Italian cuisine which is unusual and very delicious. The ambience of the place is wonderful. It's quite small, with only a few tables, which gives an intimate atmosphere.... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

we had a fantastic evening at Sosta. The restaurant is small with only six or so tables. The place is tastefully decorated and run as a family concern with special attention given to customers. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and, last but not least, the food was exquisite.

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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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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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