We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best in Hermanus:)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Pentola

La Pentola
87 Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 69 restaurants in Hermanus
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: French, Italian, Mediterranean, Fusion
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Pentola established in 1995 has a breath taking panoramic view of Walker Bay, the birthing ground of Southern Right Whales. The perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. 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.
Hermanus, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best in Hermanus:)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I went to La Pentola for my birthday and was treated like a princess! The staff are friendly and the food is fantastic! My friend and I shared the Angel Snails, which are out of this world! The main course was fabulous but we got so full! We said no to dessert but then the chef persuaded us to have the white chocolate terrine! Oh My Word! that was really the cherry on top of the birthday cake! I will tell everyone to go to La Pentola. It is truly the best in town!!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

205 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
    141
    36
    14
    10
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Thank goodness we were recommended to eat here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We were making our first visit to Hermanus and hosts in Constantia recommended eating at La Pentola. We ate there twice in our 5 day stay and thank goodness we took up the recommendation. We needed to book for both occasions. All aspects of our meals would, I am sure, meet Michelin standards. The food, the presentation, the service all enhanced by that amazing view over the bay.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Food, Amazing Service!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We've recently hosted a Management Conference for our African Network in Hermanus and treated our guests to dinner at La Pentola with Shef Shane. There is just one word to describe the culinary experience at La Pentola, AMAZING! Then not to even mention the service - it was impeccable.

Thanks to Chef Shane and his team for an unforgettable evening to all our guests!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fulda, Germany
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great view and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

A waterfront place with an excellent view.
Very friendly service and delicious food.as well as a fine collection of local wine.
It was a great pleasure.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Honeydew, Gauteng, South Africa
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“My new favorite spot to dine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We had the best seat in the house at the window overlooking the bay. It was wonderful to have so many options to choose from because everything on the menu sound mouth watering! Our food arrived and was every bit as special as it was described in the menu. The staff were attentive and friendly. At last a restraunt ment for adults! We will be back soon.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed La Pentola also viewed

Hermanus, Overberg District
Hermanus, Overberg District
 
Hermanus, Overberg District
Hermanus, Overberg District
 

Been to La Pentola? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage La Pentola, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.