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La Pentola

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5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
(012) 329-4028 / 9123
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bela Bela
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great supprise! Looks small a from the outside but what a nice and warm setting. Food was a plesant supprise! Has a lot to choose from, crocodile to whorthog if you feel adventures. Had the pasta and a starter. Great comination of flavours! Food is freshly prepared so the wait is a bit long but you get warned... More 

Thank wian p
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From arrival all the way through to our departure, we felt like V.I.P celebrities! Three waiters greeted us at the door and swiftly took us through to our table, pulling the seat out for the lady and producing a wine list seemingly from thin air! We were offered a Delicious house cocktail with sparkling wine and berries and told about... More 

Thank Steven C
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

You can never, ever, EVER go wrong visiting La Pentola. The most extraordinary dishes made with care, professionalism and a taste of exquisiteness. NOT to be missed - what are you waiting for???

1 Thank Iccin
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Good food at very reasonable price.1995 price menu excellent.Was thete for lunch and will return for romantic evening

2 Thank 7pieterg
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a nice place and the head seems to be a very nice person but salmon slices are too thick for a carpacvio and my rumsteack was overcook .. I didnt want to write a review the waiter beside he doesnt know the menu, drop dirty glasses from over guest on my table and pushed us by clearing... More 

1 Thank Nabil B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Food is prepared to order, menu notes that the starters will take up to 25 mins to arrive and the mains up to 1 hour. In addition to the menu which had a range of dishes, the waiter brought round a board which had a selection of 4 starters & 4 mains. Waiter then spent a few mins outlining the... More 

1 Thank Dapsyd
South Africa
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

La Pentola lists with the old favourite Restaurants like Caponero,La Provence and the basic good Pretoria Restaurants of yesteryear. Hubby and I had a leisure saturday afternoon and drove passed La Pentola.We agreed to have a laid back lunch at the gourmet Bistro. It was really a lazy afternoon and waiting for our meals took an eternity.The friendly chef and... More 

1 Thank Xania
Dullstroom, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

For so long I have been looking forward to experience the food at La Pentola. Friday this event happened. Arriving at the restaurant was welcoming and pleasant. Sitting down at the table with fabric table cloths was good, but then the rest was just such a disapointment. What was I looking forward to I wonder? I will most certainly not... More 

1 Thank Charmain T
Pretoria, South Africa
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We booked on the website for dinner to celebrate our anniversary in early July and traveled there by Uber to ensure we could enjoy our drinks. A romantic table for 2 was reserved for us and the aperitif on offer was just great. The food was masterfully done; we couldn't resist going through 3 courses and in all 6 cases... More 

1 Thank Mostert585
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

When visiting a restaurant surely the food and company must be top of list as far as priorities go. Here you'll get a range fantastic fine dining options and, though somewhat dated, the ambiance definatly allows you to fully enjoy the company of your friend. Combine this with good service and friendly staff and you won't go wrong.

1 Thank Henno_B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
Italian, French, Mediterranean, European, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: (012) 329-4028 / 9123
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.

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