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La Pentola

5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
+27 12 329 4028
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
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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...More

1  Thank Charmain T
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...More

1  Thank Mostert585
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....More

1  Thank Henno_B
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...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

La Pentola is our all time favourite restaurant in Pretoria. We love the good food at reasonable prices and the relaxed atmosphere. We had Father's day lunch and unfortunately we were a little disappointed. We loved the starters. Butternut soup was very good as was...More

1  Thank P33t
Reviewed June 19, 2016

As a self-confessed foodie we often find the best restaurants are a bit formal and "uptight". NOT SO at La Pentola. Amazing food, great service, amazing food, relaxed setting, amazing food, wonderful wine...and did we mention the amazing food? Snails wrapped in bacon? Yes please....More

1  Thank 205marinet
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We chose la Pentola for a venue to celebrate the completion of a large project at work. They were willing to accommodate 43 people and prepared a set menu with 3 courses for us. Starters were served Buffett style on the tables. Mussels, chicken livers,...More

1  Thank Joeboy69
Reviewed June 9, 2016

Mario (the chef) is a legend in my book. He genuinely knows how to cook ostrich 'rare' as opposed to medium-rare, or under-cooked (so often restaurants have cooks, not chefs, and there is a big difference). The food is cooked fresh (made to order, so...More

2  Thank Sally A
Reviewed June 5, 2016

I had a business meeting and was invited to La Pentola Restaurant in Soutpansberg road. I was pleasantly surprised. Old world charm awaited me. I was early and went in and sat down. The staff cared for me, but in the same time respected my...More

1  Thank Drina2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, 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
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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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