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La Sosta Restaurant

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145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
028 5141470
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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.A few tables- reservations...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 269
    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
Wow!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Gecko2000
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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306 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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266 reviews 266 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
367 helpful votes 367 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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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My wife and I were able to book a table at this amazing restaurant over the Christmas period. We arrived in Swellendam on a rainy evening after driving from Franschhoek. We were unsure as what to expect from this restaurant but we were about to be completely bowled over. The setting is modern yet relaxed. The dining room is open... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My wife and I stayed one night at guesthouse and we decided to have a dinner at La Sosta Restaurant because many people suggested to us to do so. We discovered a really great restaurant with a very good Italian food. Gianni and Cristina the owners, are great persons. The restaurant has a modern style is clean and you will... More 

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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
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Top Contributor
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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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: 028 5141470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 “.
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?