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La Pentola Hermanus

87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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International, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: La Pentola Hermanus
1. Excellent
"For an exceptional seafood experience and great views over Walker Bay,"
Robin W
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2. Outstanding dinners!
"as good as you can get. The Abalone was perfect, the best I have had"
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3. Stunning!
" We ordered the Strawberry Flambé as our desert recommended "
Marshal M
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191 - 200 of 990 reviews

Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Delicious meal. Had the sole with creamy seafood sauce. Partner had beef strips and mushrooms with tagliatelle pasta. Also great. Good wine and desert. Lovely views.

Thank Sonpoppie
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

We went to La Pentola on our first night in Hermanus and we're so impressed we went back before we left. The service was excellent both times - attentive friendly servers who were especially kind to my 7 year old. The food was fantastic and...More

Thank AliceZurich
Reviewed April 18, 2017

I visited La Pentola in Dec 2015 and had the Angel Snail and fell in love! I have waited almost 18 months to come back and have them again and they did not disappoint. Wonderful attention to detail, interesting specials board, excellent service. My husband...More

Thank Emma M
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Food that is layered with complexity, prepared with skill,attention and love is found at La Pentola. Superb food most of the time. Sat 8th April was top class as usual however Sunday 9 April failed to make the high standard that we have come to...More

Thank Holly F
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Carol and I took a friend out for dinner last night in Hermanus. We went to La Pentola. We got a good table with views over Walker Bay. The starters were bijou but very tasty. My steak was huge and I had to doggy bag...More

Thank JonathanSuch2013
Reviewed April 14, 2017

restaurant overlooks the sea - so best to go in day light then you can enjoy the setting. Food is delicious and reasonable price. Service pleasant and efficient. Had a special evening- recommend to everyone

Thank jane d
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2017

Thank you for your great review!

Reviewed April 14, 2017

Visited La Pentola twice last year and its was superb both times. I love eating the Pertlemoen delicacy (abalone) that comes from the Hermanus coastline and they know know exactly how to prepare it! Booking is essential and ask about their stunning cook books and...More

Thank Dianne S
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2017

Thank you for your review & enjoy your book it was written with love .

Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner at La Pentola, seated at the window, my boyfriend had the springbok dish and I had the ostrich. Was an incredible meal cooked to perfection that practically melted in our mouths. Beautiful cremé brule to finish it off. Wonderful service as...More

Thank Macayla B
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2017

Thank you I love your review experiences like you had is why I became a chef!!

Reviewed April 11, 2017

I visited this establishment with the TOGS, Harley-Davidson, riding group for our weekly breakfast run. It was absolutely amazing to see the presentation that the staff had for us when we arrived after an awesome and spectacular ride to the venue. The tables were beautifully...More

Thank etienne6524
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2017

Thank you for your review you know we love making breakfast for you bikers .you are such an awesome group we cant wait to see you again :-)

Reviewed April 9, 2017

The service was good. The waitron explained the specials and allowed us a few minutes to make up our minds. Bread rolls were served on the house and it was delicious. The food was very tasty. We went in the evening but the view in...More

Thank abcdeville
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2017

Thanx for the review & you must come back for the view during the day it is breathtaking !

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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
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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Overstrand  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 313 1685
  • E-mail
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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