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Review of La Pentola

La Pentola
Ranked #27 of 763 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 2, 2013

We went there on Tuesday 30 April, and the food was absolutely fantastic!! We had a wonderful evening but unfortunately it ended with a bitter taste in our mouths. The waitress was really nice the whole evening until the bill came. We gave a 10% gratuity, and then her attitude changed completely. She was rude, started handling glasses and crockery very harshly and was blatantly abrubt. She did not even answer my husband's question and turned her back on us and walked away. When we left she did not even look at us. I paid a lot of money to eat there, and gave her a gratuity that was in my view fair to the level of service she gave. I will never go back to La Pentola, and will further more tell all my freinds and family about the ungrateful and insulting attitude that this staff member had. I find it unacceptable and hope that the management of La Pentola find this as unacceptable as we did.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Truly different food! You can eat anything from crocodile and warthog to chicken and steak. Lovely starters, mains and dessert.

Thank Kate R
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

La Pentola is an excellent choice for a great evening out. The food is always a great experience. We have dined there several times and not once have our experience been below expectation.

Thank Anita B
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is a little gem of a restaurant and well worth a visit. The menu is varied and different from the run of the mill that is so prevalent in South Africa. It's excellent value as every dish is prepared to order. They state the length you will have to wait for your order in the menu so I cannot see why anyone would complain. We loved it and will definitely return.

Thank HarareScotsman
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I think La Pentola is one of the best kept fine-dining secrets of Pretoria. Of course you will find the usual steak and other regular varieties as you would find in a typical restaurant. But i believe if you really want to experience La Pentola you should try its mixes of seemingly unconventional types of food. Some of the regular "different" things I usually get and recommend include "aztec mushrooms" , "intergalactic chicken" and definitely the deserts (any of them). Go there and be open to new things!

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2  Thank Pozkan
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