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“Great evening @ La Pentola” 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 #43 of 365 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, French, Mediterranean, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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, South Africa
1 review
“Great evening @ La Pentola”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Went to Hermanus on holiday recently and visited the La Pentola there Chef Shane and Chef Hugo made such a fuss about us and made us feel like part of their family, so on my return to Pretoria I decided to give the branch this side also a try!
Must say me and my wife were blown away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only was the food amazing, the vibe in the shop was awesum too. Our Waiter (Mario) knew exactly what we needed even before we needed it. Thanks to him we ended up spending almost double what we planned too( not that im complaining) every cent well spend! The Chef came out of the kitchen and took the time to make us feel welcome and explained all the dishes to us in detail. It was clear to us that he love his work as he was very passionate about everything! Thank you Aubery, Shane, Hugo, and Staff in both shops for making us feel so welcome and appreciated We will most deff be back for more of the great food and welcoming atmosphere

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Had a good time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Was enjoyable and good value for money! Head Chef went to a lot of trouble as it was a birthday! One of very few places to still offer smoking section!!! Thanks!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pretoria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Exellent Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Friendly staff welcoming you at the entrance and took you promptly to your table. The place is not what you really expected, but soon the aroma of flavours made you feel relaxed. What an experience! Food from start to finish were exceptional! Will surely visit the place again. It's worth a visit more than once!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fusion cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

La Pentola has been our favourite restaurant for many years. The dishes with mixed flavours and smells are all interesting. The menu presents a wide choice of dishes which makes the food selection an adventure. Aztec mushrooms combines the flavours of cacao with sesame seeds and fried mushrooms, the choc terrine fuses 3 ice cream flavours, and the list goes on and on. Prices are not unreasonable. The music and water curtain compliments the atmosphere.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Does not live up to the hype”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My wife and I attended this establishment with high-hopes but were ultimately not satisfied. It is as if the restaurant tries too hard. Positive things first, we had a great welcoming cocktail. That said, my wife’s calamari and cherry fusion dish was drowned in cherry. One would expect a carefully prepared dish, with accents of the flavours. We could not taste the seafood at all. My dessert had to be flambéed with Stroh-rum. After dousing it with the shot, the lighter did not work. At the time the waitress arrived with a new lighter, my dessert was blessed with another shot and set alight. By that time it had soaked up the first shot and it ruined the taste.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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