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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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“monkfish” (10 reviews)
“abalone” (31 reviews)
“sorbet” (10 reviews)
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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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81 - 90 of 991 reviews

Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Good menu choice. We had steaks which were well cooked and the fillet was very tender. The ostrich steak was slightly overdone but not a major issue. Vegetables were only small portions which may not suit all. Desserts looked better than they tasted but overall...More

Thank weekteuchter
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

This little small restaurant is packing a punch! On the upper level of a small building right on the boardwalk in Hermanus. The food was really good and you can bring your own wine. We had the 3 course menu, butternut soup, chicken liver, springrolls...More

Thank annieplett
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

We booked a day before, requesting a window seat. The young woman who took the booking said there was no guarantee of a window seat, but she would see what she could do at the time. When we arrived there were empty tables near the...More

Thank Mandy O
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

We were kept waiting for over 20 mins before anybody came to our table and even longer waiting for a menu. Completely ignored while others were served. Compared to other restaurants visited while in south Africa the food was very ordinary and it was a...More

1  Thank jeremy a
Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

My starter - calamari with mango and hummus - was an absolute festival of flavours, a very unique combination. The children love the Chicken Santorini! Their monkfish was perfectly prepared with a great sauce to complement the fish. I tried a piece of my wife's...More

Thank Edwin A
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

Very good variety of excellent food Served by very nice students..... Quality to Price very good !!!!! We joined in two following days

Thank Bjergegaard
Reviewed December 13, 2017

My wife and I went there for dinner. It only gets dark here quite late so we asked for a window table. The view over Walker Bay is magical. Our waitress was Mona Lisa but there was nothing enigmatic about her smile. It lit up...More

Thank Dairmuid S
Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

very nice view from the second floor of the Ocean. the food was ok. no spices very plain food no sauce... not special. staff is nice. there is a nice cafe and cake house under the restaurant

Thank eli72014
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

My family and I visit la pentola and I can honestly say we have loved every meal and experience. Very creative dishes served up by very knowlegable and attentive staff. Keep up the great work guys. Love eating here

Thank tclondon90
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

What a full Menu, waitress, Violete, well trained and on the spot, as a Restaurant owner in KZN I was pleasantly surprise wirh the high quality of food and service, well done!! Will recommend anytime. Your Gluten free food are tops.

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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
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
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
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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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