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La Pentola

$$ - $$$International, ,
5 Riviera Galleries | Corner of Soutpansberg & Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
+27 12 329 4028
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
International, Grill, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Riviera Galleries | Corner of Soutpansberg & Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great atmosphere, great food
"Great atmosphere and even better food."
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2. Great meal with winepairing
"ost deff be back for more of the great food and welcoming atmosphere"
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3. Deliciously Different
"Our waiter, Pierre was just excellent, anticipating our needs. He "
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31 - 40 of 196 reviews

Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

It was a lovely experience. The waiter (Pierre) was very informed and enthusiastic. Knowledgeable about every meal and carefully explained how the meals will be prepared. Will definitely recommend and bring my girlfriend when I have the time.

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank Dieter B
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

La Pentola Restaurant is in the heart of Pretoria next to Goverment International Relations Offices wich put it in a diplomatic hub and it operates to that international standard.

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank bonga2014
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

I can honestly say that I've never had a bad meal at a La Pentola, some meals are great and others mind blowing!!! Wine list is good. The service is great. The Halva pancake is a must at the end!!!

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank JannemanPot
Reviewed February 25, 2017

The service was the best I have ever experience with the chef, host, and waiter all being extremely welcoming and accommodating. The menu provides plenty options and the atmosphere is warm and relaxed. The food was delicious! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone...More

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank MeganS3703
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

In advance, I should say I feel bad about what I'm going to say... The staff were so welcoming here. We received a genuinely warm reception from the manager and our waiter was highly knowledgeable about the menu. We gratefully received a complementary glass of...More

Date of visit: February 2017
2  Thank MKEG2014
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Every time i go to La Pentola it feels like a new experience! Their food is so delicious! Freshly made! I love their breads too! Best restaurant that I have been to in my 5 years of staying in Pretoria!

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank MaryKC2016
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Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Fusion and creativity at best, love the atmosphere i would recommend to anyone the Aztec Mushrooms, the forest fillet and for dessert the Robinson Crusoe rounded of a great meal, for those with a sweetheart tooth a shot of an aptly called milktart should be...More

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed January 23, 2017

The food is really from the heavens. Tasty well prepared and the presentation awesome. Wonderful atmosphere - a cut above. Catering from groups or just the two of you

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank JeanetteOberholzer
Reviewed January 20, 2017

La Pentola has a wonderful, comfortable atmosphere and an incredible menu! Their wine pairing evenings are the best, and a definite must, especially for foodies. La Pentola has made the best food I have ever tasted and we keep going back for special occasions.

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank Janine O
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

What a delightful experience. Me and my partner celebrated our 3 year anniversary here and the friendly staff and management of La Pentola went out of their way to make us feel at home. Their vegan and vegetarian dishes are sublime.

Date of visit: January 2017
2  Thank chriselm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 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
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Riviera Galleries | Corner of Soutpansberg & 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. After 23 years in business the restaurant has just been fully renovated to create an open light free flowing space during the day softened by romantic candle light at night. The very best quality ingredients, real butter, fresh cream and fresh herbs.No MSG! The menu by 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 Platinum award wine list with a large variety of local wines ,beers & fully licensed bar. We are an A la Carte restaurant that also caters for corporate functions, intimate weddings and special occasions. Open Monday to Sunday Lunch & Dinner & in between. Fully airconditioned for hot summer days.Outside area for smokers.
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