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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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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was excellent! Being competently, sophisticatedly and caringly prepared in a way that you tend only to get in an owner run restaurant. Service was also excellent, but also friendly and you felt that they were enjoying serving you. Wines were superb, as usual in SA. The meal cost was very reasonable given the quality.

Thank rogjacgill
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We visit this restaurant and guesthouse at least once a year going back a few years now. Nothing beats this wonderful couple's hospitality and cooking. Best tiramisu! Try for yourself

1 Thank Elma T
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

Excellent meal. Small, intimate and a menu that feels very much home made with care. Owned and operated by an Italian couple, the food is world class. Prepared with finest ingredients and presented beautifully. Excellent wine list too.

Thank Mike5025
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

Brilliant! I thought that I was in an episode of Masterchef! Real care, skill and love put into the food. Remarkably good value. And they are happy to serve some plain pasta to the kids.

1 Thank Ian R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

What a great place! Such a refreshing and authentic representation of sophisticated Italian cuisine and style - none of that faux-tuscan nonsense! Every morsel is made from scratch by Chef Cristina, who I was surprised to discover is not a gournet-trained chef, and her husband is just the perfect host. Swellendam is very lucky!

Thank Jo K
Sedgefield, South Africa
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Ate here with my my wife whilst away on our anniversary weekend. We loved every morsel of the food and could not fault the service and the setting is lovely. If I have one criticism it would be that there was little or no music. We can definitely recommend this well run establishment.

Thank KingfisherWC
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have never had Italian food like this, only a very small restaurant, but the owner patron could not have been more helpful, even offering to drive us back to our accommodation. A four course menu that you can pick and mix, with some of the dishes made larger to have as a main course. The dishes were incredible and... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were amazed to find a restaurant of this calibre in a small town not located on a wine route. The menu is small but still introduces enough variety to satisfy any diner’s cravings. It is divided into four sections: Starters, First Course, Second Course and Desserts. We were not hugely hungry so preferred not to have a four course... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Pleasant restaurant on the main street through Swellendam. The service was excellent and the owner is charming and attentive. We both enjoyed the starter and dessert. We both had the lamb for main course which was nicely presented but fairly bland to taste, almost as though someone forgot to add the seasoning prior to cooking. Wine list was good as... More 

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Hengelo, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

For the 6th time we had dinner there and it was again excellent. Due to a fully booked B&B nearby (Bloomestate) where we stay normally, we found that La Sosta had 3 fantastic newly decorated rooms and we used 2 of them. A pleasure to stay there, good rooms, nice pool, perfect breakfast and outstanding dinner. Gianni and Cristiane are... More 

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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 - $36
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?