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La Sosta Restaurant

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145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1470
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

Thank KrissySAUK
Greater London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Nigel B
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

Thank will97ni
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank claudian369
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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

Thank GeraldCumbria
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank UrsFisch
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

We have traveled often to Italy and love Italian food. Our dining experience in La Sosta was a wonderful surprise. Excellent quality, creative and authentic Italian cusine prepared with a perfection very evident when one's plate arrives. Am hesitant to recommend too highly as it is a small restaurant and one must book in advance. And I want to repeat... More 

Thank gabrielle m
Hout Bay, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

After friends and family came back with excellent reports on the La Sosta restaurant it was time to try it ourselves. We had the joy of having two evenings of excellent food, the dishes are beautiful presented and the special ingredients made it a tasting feast. The quality of the food and the quality of the service qualify for a... More 

Thank spaubeek
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our first night out of two whilst staying in Swellendam, we were fortunate that our table had been pre booked on our behalf by our host at Bloomestate where we stayed. Small and calm, this was a perfect setting for a lovely meal . Quality over quantity will always win with us and this is exactly... More 

Thank happytravelsfromuk
Somerset West, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Service = excellent & personal Food = wow & exquisite Booking on internet = replied recieved within 30 min with added service of a free shuttle - professional and effective.

Thank Vanessa d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$32 - $36
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
La Sosta is a small and welcoming restaurant.
EatOut Award 2014 BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN SOUTH AFRICA Reservations are recommended
A modern and contemporary Italian Restaurant
Cristiana and her staff create new recipes, paying particular attention to the seasoning and territorialy of ingredients.
3 Different Tasting Menu plus a la Carte .

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