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“Terrific always”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Pentola

La Pentola
Ranked #28 of 678 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: European, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: La Pentola established in 1995 is the perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. The atmosphere is cozy, romantic and relaxed. 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 (Mozambique Style Prawns, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, hand made pasta, 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.
Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Terrific always”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

Fantastic, inventive food. Always the highest quality.

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Pretoria
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53 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A fantastic mix of flavours!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2012

La Pentola has a bit of an ugly interior. But that is just my taste. The waiters are real Afrikaners, which is funny to listen to.
But then....
The waiters know their menu perfectly well! There is a a la carte menu which changes twice a year, and then they have some specials every two weeks.
The food me and my friends had was delicious. Really. Mushrooms with a chocolate flavoured sauce, springbok carpaccio, warthog with honey & mustard sauce or a classic boboti.
It was amazing.
The wine list is a bit expensive, but eating at La Pentola is definitely worth it!

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Wim B
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Pretoria, South Africa
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“International saucepan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

They are indeed all their name says. A wonderful blend of Afro, European and Creole cooking.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
“Exquisite experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

Gave my family I restaurant visit for x-mas.. And what a present. Everyone loved the food. My game meat literally came apart when touching it with a fork. Being a waiter at a fancy restaurant, I picked two great SA wines at a very low price. We all enjoyed the service provided by an intelligent and friendly waitress

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Tore D
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“our favorite special occasion restaurant in Pretoria”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

Interesting menu; casual and funky decor; expensive overall, although for a gourmet meal the prices are reasonable; I like the homemade sorbets between courses; lots of vegetarian options; very rich food; call ahead for reservation; takes forever, so plan to have a slow, multi-course meal and be ready to stay a while

  • Visited February 2011
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