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“Another great evening!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Pentola

La Pentola
5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
(012) 329-4028 / 9123
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Ranked #24 of 322 restaurants in Pretoria
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: French, Italian, Mediterranean, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Pentola established in 1995 is the perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. The atmosphere is cozy, romantic and relaxed. All food is prepared to order, using only the very best quality ingredients, real butter, fresh cream and fresh herbs.Yes absolutely no MSG! The menu by internationally renowned executive Chef/ Patron & award winning author Shane Sauvage,comprises of a large variety of fresh seafood (Mozambique Style Prawns, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, hand made pasta, exotic game dishes, a great selection of vegetarian fare (Aztec Mushrooms) and a decadent selection of in-house deserts (Chocolate Terrine). La Pentola offers a Diamond award wine list with a large variety of local and international wines. We are an A la Carte restaurant that also caters for corporate functions, intimate weddings and special occasions. Open Monday to Sunday Lunch & Dinner.
Pretoria
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Another great evening!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

We went to La Pentola for another of their gourmet evenings, this time with some international wines from Spain, Germany, Portugal and Chile. The food and service were fantastic as always and the chef outdid himself once again pairing the food with the wine. I never thought chicken and chocolate sauce would go together but it was absolutely delicious! The chosen wines for the evening was great and enhanced the wonderful meals even more. We will definitely visit them again soon.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food and vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Great restaurant with friendly staff and good food. Bit pricey but if you want to splurge this is one of the best places to go to!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Slow service, good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012 via mobile

The service we received here was very slow.. Over an hour for the main course which the waitress explained was because the food was made fresh. I personally think this was just an excuse because other restaurants make the food fresh but don't take over an hour to complete the order. When the food arrived it was of good quality however I believe a little overpriced for the Pretoria area. Overall average evening.. Worth a try if you are prepared to wait a while.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg
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15 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Good food in a quirky setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Great food combinations, and good value for money with the mid-week specials. Lots of tasty meat favoured with booze, so expect cognacs, brandy and whisky on the food menu! Intimate and quirky atmosphere, a refreshing change from franchise resturants. Good restaurant for a special occasion.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Terrific always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Fantastic, inventive food. Always the highest quality.

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