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La Pentola

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5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
+27 12 329 4028
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hasselt, Belgium
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241 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had diner here (adults with kids aged 7 and 10) and were pleasantly surprised. Ample parking space in front of the restaurant in a safe street. There is also parking security so no worries there. Inside there is room for about 30 guests so no big and crowded restaurant experience but cosy and relaxed atmosphere. Service is excellent (... More 

1 Thank StevOM73
Pretoria, South Africa
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited chef Shaun Sauvage's establishment for the first time around 2000 and many, many times thereafter and have yet to be disappointed! The fare on offer is always excellent, the service good and the ambience romantic and relaxing. A favourite of my husband's and mine.

1 Thank Helena5731969
Pretoria, South Africa
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

If you what good food, eat here. The people cater for your taste. Excellent way of preparing food for all. Loved the atmosphere

1 Thank Hester741
Pretoria, South Africa
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Pretoria for over 10 years and this week through birthday invite we ended up at La Pentola. Located just off Soutpansberg Road, the restaurant has a quaint hidden position at an old shopping centre. The menu is unique and the wine list impressive. I had some of the daily specials and was pleasantly surprised. Service was very... More 

1 Thank Uwe H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience ! I love this restaurant! The best in Pretoria. Love you xxx been here from the beginning and the food is fantastic. Janet and Shane I love you both

1 Thank Cindy D
Bela Bela
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 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 

1 Thank wian p
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

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 

1 Thank Steven C
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27 restaurant reviews
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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 restaurant reviews
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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 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

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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, Mediterranean, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: +27 12 329 4028
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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