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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
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
Swellendam, South Africa
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

From the first moment we stepped through the door we were treated like family. Food was delicious and lovingly prepared. The many little extras impressed us. Service was friendly

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Wallington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Apologies for the late review - we came ; back in April . Booking is essential . Having had 4/5 meals out in Swellendam it is safe to say that this restaurant justifiably sits at the top of the reviews on Tripadvisor . The food is of a very high quality and a lot of care goes into the presentation... More

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our hotel (Bloomestate) recommended us this place and I think it was one of the best meals during this South African trip. The food was Italian, refined, tasteful and beautiful. The host very good and the bill very acceptable. Can strongly recommend this place to everybody.

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Chalfont St Peter, England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was excellent! Being competently, sophisticatedly and caringly prepared in a way that you tend only to get in an owner run restaurant. Service was also excellent, but also friendly and you felt that they were enjoying serving you. Wines were superb, as usual in SA. The meal cost was very reasonable given the quality.

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We visit this restaurant and guesthouse at least once a year going back a few years now. Nothing beats this wonderful couple's hospitality and cooking. Best tiramisu! Try for yourself

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Excellent meal. Small, intimate and a menu that feels very much home made with care. Owned and operated by an Italian couple, the food is world class. Prepared with finest ingredients and presented beautifully. Excellent wine list too.

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Brilliant! I thought that I was in an episode of Masterchef! Real care, skill and love put into the food. Remarkably good value. And they are happy to serve some plain pasta to the kids.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

What a great place! Such a refreshing and authentic representation of sophisticated Italian cuisine and style - none of that faux-tuscan nonsense! Every morsel is made from scratch by Chef Cristina, who I was surprised to discover is not a gournet-trained chef, and her husband is just the perfect host. Swellendam is very lucky!

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Sedgefield, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Ate here with my my wife whilst away on our anniversary weekend. We loved every morsel of the food and could not fault the service and the setting is lovely. If I have one criticism it would be that there was little or no music. We can definitely recommend this well run establishment.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have never had Italian food like this, only a very small restaurant, but the owner patron could not have been more helpful, even offering to drive us back to our accommodation. A four course menu that you can pick and mix, with some of the dishes made larger to have as a main course. The dishes were incredible and... More

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