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La Pentola

87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“abalone” (26 reviews)
“snails” (27 reviews)
“pastry” (16 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
International, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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101 - 110 of 873 reviews

Reviewed March 11, 2017

This restaurant is a must when in Hermanus, you have to book but it's worth it. We booked a by the window so that we could look at the sea and watch the sun go down. The food was fabulous, and our waitress Simone Verdoodt...More

Thank Darka M
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2017

Next time....... EAT DESSERT FIRST!!! Thak you for your review you made Simone's day!

Reviewed March 11, 2017

The meal was well presented and delicious. Good flavour combinations and fresh. Waitress was friendly and explained dishes in detail and very prompt. It had a good atmosphere with a beautiful view of the ocean.

Thank U8118IKjeanb
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2017

Thank you for your kind words we love taking care of our guests :-)

Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Very average apart from the view which is spectacular. Decor and lightning from 80s, brighter than bright and old, service so average, asked for wine recommendation as wine list was huge and waiter flick through page by page and said, here you can have a...More

Thank Henrik L
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2017

Thank you for your review .I really appreciate your brutal honesty.Lots of people love what we do but there are a select few that just don't get it so you are forgiven:-)My waiters are trained not to recommend wines as it would be unfair on...More

Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Great service, food fantastic - made with love and care. Attentive staff and stunning view. So glad we chose this place to celebrate Valentine's day.

Thank Luv2travell2U
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2017

Thank you for your review & may your love blossom & flourish :-)

Reviewed March 9, 2017

Cant handle groups of people. On a table 6 the starters came out one by one and the last one came after all was finished eating. Wine prices were OVER THE TOP.More

Thank wtnaude
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2017

I specialize in groups & feeding them at the same time is something we do successfully. I always offer set menus to streamline the experience .When you choose Ala Carte for twenty people there will be gaps in service because orders are served on a...More

Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch without reservation but luckily our waiter mamaged to get us a table as the place was quite busy. I must commend this restaurant for its excellent and friendly service. The food was fresh and well prepared. Great atmosphere. The wine list...More

Thank poilkj123
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2017

Thank you for your great review!

Reviewed March 6, 2017

Celebrated Dads birthday last night at La Pentola. Amazing meal, Simone thank you for making our evening a super special one, your service, friendly smile and added personal touches to our meal really made everything just perfect. The food was out of this world. And...More

1  Thank kirsty694
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

Thank you for your review you made us all smile today !

Reviewed March 5, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants on the Garden Route. Shane Sauvage and his kitchen crew made fusion into an art. The service in the dining room was very good. And the view of Walker Bay from a window table made our day.

Thank Agne L
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

Thank you we love you too !

Reviewed March 4, 2017

Restaurant might be overseen because you have to walk upstairs to find entrance. The menu offers a good choice of fish, meat and vegetarian dished. Had fresh and delicious fish. Had 2 waiters looking after the table. One was excellent and the other one was...More

Thank Frogy007
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

Thank you for your review & what would life be with out the Ken & Barbies of this world . LOL !

Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Pleasant with great views if you get a table at a window. The service was most impressive and polite. The meal was most enjoyable.

Thank Nick J
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

Thank you for your review!

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$2 - $16
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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