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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
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Tue - Sun 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived we knew everything was going to be good. Transport was provided to and from our guest house. The owner Gianna was very friendly. There are three menu choices, meat, fish and vegetarian. We had the first two and they were excellent. In between you have extra tasters which were lovely. The service was great our... More 

Thank Gill B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Undoubtedly one of my favourite meals during our trip along the Garden Route. We visited La Sosta when it first opened some 18 years ago, it was good then but it has now developed into a 1st class fine-dining establishment. The set menus are thoughtfully designed and the food is tasteful and beautifully presented by Gianni, his wife and the... More 

Thank David H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is only one good reason to visit Swellendam and that is to taste the perfection of Christiana's cuisine at La Sosta. She is a self taught genius whose dishes are divine. Husband, Gianni is a charming and warm host in their small restaurant. Our meal was better than in many Michelin starred. You may have to book months in... More 

Thank Maureen G
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food ( and the service) at La Sosta is amazing. What a chef! We loved every moment . Thank you so much for an amazing evening. Definitely the best food in Swellendam. Make sure you book a table in advance.

1 Thank Theresa K
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If stopping over in Swellendam we can highly recommend this wonderful, small restaurant. Some tables and chairs, very uncomplicated and relaxed seating and then a menu that will spoil your taste buds. The concept is wonderful, you choose between three four-course menues; Sea (fish or sea-food), Land (meat), Garden (vegetarian).The food is beautifully cooked and present. Could not fault a... More 

Thank ACK66Pepe
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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237 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Untrained chef and maitre'd - a former Italian banker conjures up amazing tasting menus, served by her most charming and hospitable husband, a former optometrist. The restaurant serves three tasting menus of Italian dishes - vegetarian, seafood and meat. One can switch dishes, something not offered by most tasting menu restaurants. House wines are excellent labels - high quality and... More 

Thank capeintl
Swellendam, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All very, very good. Food was excellent, tasting menu amazing and each course a delightful surprise. Wine selection good. Giani was an great host, making you feel most welcome. The pick-up and drop off service is an added bonus. A definite on your trip trip Swellendam.

Thank clulowi
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326 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to start... the food... the hosts....all brilliant. This is a gem of a restaurant and so much care and attention to ensure one has an exceptional evening. Gianni and Christiana have created something really special here. The menu is novel, you choose from 3 set menus but there is flexibility to swap courses so it works well. I chose... More 

Thank Sue B
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked La Sosta after reading Trip Advisor reports. We were absolutely amazed. If was probably the best food experience we have ever had. The flavours were out of this world. We just cannot praise La Sosta enough and can't wait to visit this fantastic restaurant again. The owners were incredibly friendly and helpful. Our advice would be - just... More 

Thank David P
Swellendam, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Fine dining with excellent food. Best hosts. Bookings in advance essential, always fully booked. Special experience to go there.

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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
$31 - $35
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
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 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?