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La Pentola

87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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International, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 987 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very warm welcome as we got there. Excellent service - Nolan was very helpful re information on dishes, so humorous and kind. He really made it a good birthday experience. All our dishes were tasty & presentation excellent. Will definitely return when next in...More

Thank ericaD1180GY
Reviewed May 15, 2017

We stumbled across this venue while staying in Hermanus for a wedding anniversary. So we decided to give it a try and whatever we had hoped for was exceeded far beyond our expectations. The food was amazing and beautifully presented by a lovely waitress/ waitron....More

Thank 01MER
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Decided to visit on a rather blustery, chilly winter evening...boy, am I glad we did ! Virtually everything exceeded our expectations. The restaurant was warm and cosy with beautiful views of the ocean. Service was friendly and efficient but the food was truly outstanding !...More

Thank cliffordius1
Reviewed May 13, 2017

We were looking for somewhere for a light lunch before leaving Hermanus. Food - bit tick. Service - double tick. Experience - triple tick. Our waiter also gave us suggetsions on route to Cape zTown which were spot on the money. Bang on quality place.

Thank FlyingScotts
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

We were en-route to #wellingtoncountryhouse from Struisbay and stopped to grab lunch with dear friends in Hermanus. We all ordered from the special menu. What a treat! I had the pea and bacon soup, beautiful and very tasty made from fresh peas. My friend had...More

Thank MaraScholtz
Reviewed May 9, 2017

For a birthday dinner, we specifically wanted a particularly delicious meal and La Pentola was recommended to us by our accommodation. And we were not disappointed! (Truthfully speaking, it has grotty old signage and does not look like much from the outside so would not...More

Thank BlondieCapeTown
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with our friends and family members and we had such an amazing time. The food was excellent and the service friendly and professional. Interesting vegetarian choices as well. We will definitely return

Thank jost21800
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I on our recent trip to Hermanus visited this restaurant and were wonderfully welcomed by the host. The waitrons had an exceptional understanding of the menus and specials of the night. The food was amazing. Would highly recommend restaurant to all visiting...More

Thank Slyred007
Reviewed May 6, 2017

I am working in and have experience of the wine environment for over 20 years, production, marketing and sales, meaning that I have a pretty good idea of cuisine out there, national and international and dinner at La Pentola last night was right up there....More

Thank AR-Darling
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

I visited LA Pentola as the host of a group of almost 100 delegates. What an amazing experience! Chef Shane was personally involved, ensured great engagement with the delegates, and ensured spectacular meals delivered from the kitchen! Every piece of the Fusion Banquet - a...More

Thank HeinDG
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it child friendly?
December 27, 2016|
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Response from Shane S | Property representative |
Yes of course we are I have three of my own kids.I am so sorry this response took so long I dd not know of this trip adviser function .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $16
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 313 1685
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La Pentola established in 1995 has a breath taking panoramic view of Walker Bay, the birthing ground of Southern Right Whales. The perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. 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 & Abalone, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, Tender T-Bone, 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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