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La Sosta Restaurant

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145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1470
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Tue - Sun 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bedfordview, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second time dining here, it's now a tradition we eat here during the Double Century cycle event! So many courses to get through, you'll be bursting at the seams. I could not even fit a cup of coffee and the homemade biscuits at the very end - so we took the biscuits home to enjoy properly the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is family run by Italians the food is excellent and authentic and the welcome is warm. A lovely evening and to be recommended 100%.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stunning meal to celebrate a special occasion. You need to book well in advance for this small, intimate restaurant. You get a choice of 3 set menus: Garden, Sea and Land. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Service excellent with good wine list. Well worth a visit.

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George, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a culinary experience. Each plate presented absolute flavour to the senses both visually and taste. Highly recommend an evening out at this small ,intimate and wonderful culinary art restaurant. What a gem in this small village.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We came with friends visiting from America and all 4 of us were delighted with the meal, the wine and the overall experience. It's intimate, stylish and pleasant in every aspect.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This was a real surprise for us in Swellendam. Our Guest House Schoone Oordt had booked us a table and we didn't have high hopes however the experience was absolutely great. Yes, old school but extremely well executed with great service.

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Thank Nigel B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Small Italian restaurant with good food and friendly , efficient service. One needs a booking as it is always packed. We can highly recommend the ravioli which were delicious. Great wine too. Well prised.

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Thank will97ni
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

When planning our epic road trip from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town we were looking for a two day stop somewhere along the way. A good family friend of ours recommended La Sosta, so much so that we booked our two nights stay in Swellendam only after we confirmed our reservation. La Sosta is situated just outside of Swellendam's town... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Tripe! last time I had that was in Rome and la sosta does it justice. The meal was superb and service was very attentive. cannot wait till my next visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I was so impressed by how they went out of their way to accommodate us with a booking. The restaurant is intimate and the decor is light, clean and relaxing. The food was absolutely exquisite, the host was delightful and the selection of wine was more than adequate. The meals were so tasteful and they were so generous with surprise... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $35
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 1470
Description
La Sosta is a FINE DINING Restaurant. A modern and contemporary Italian Restaurant wOrking with 3 Different Tasting Menu . EatOut Award 2014 BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN SOUTH AFRICA Reservations are recommended.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?