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La Pentola

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5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
(012) 329-4028 / 9123
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I hadn't been to La Pentola for more than 10 years, and after this meal, I probably won't be back again. It's not that there was anything hugely wrong: it just seemed tired. The food was okay, without any dish really blowing us away. The Bistecca Quattro Formaggi was a very nice beef pie - for R135, it needed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Perfect Avocado Twist starter & aromatic KWV Filet cooked as desired, great overall experience! Highly recommended place

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
Italian, French, Mediterranean, European, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 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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