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Review of La Pentola

La Pentola
Ranked #27 of 800 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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 August 13, 2016 via mobile

For so long I have been looking forward to experience the food at La Pentola. Friday this event happened. Arriving at the restaurant was welcoming and pleasant. Sitting down at the table with fabric table cloths was good, but then the rest was just such a disapointment. What was I looking forward to I wonder? I will most certainly not go back.

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Reviewed August 9, 2016

We booked on the website for dinner to celebrate our anniversary in early July and traveled there by Uber to ensure we could enjoy our drinks.

A romantic table for 2 was reserved for us and the aperitif on offer was just great. The food was masterfully done; we couldn't resist going through 3 courses and in all 6 cases were delighted. The service was excellent - it was very professional compared to most restaurants in Pretoria. The waiters were clrearly well trained.

We will be back. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank Mostert585
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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

When visiting a restaurant surely the food and company must be top of list as far as priorities go.

Here you'll get a range fantastic fine dining options and, though somewhat dated, the ambiance definatly allows you to fully enjoy the company of your friend. Combine this with good service and friendly staff and you won't go wrong.

1  Thank Henno_B
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

I hadn't been to La Pentola for more than 10 years, and after this meal, I probably won't be back again. It's not that there was anything hugely wrong: it just seemed tired. The food was okay, without any dish really blowing us away. The Bistecca Quattro Formaggi was a very nice beef pie - for R135, it needed to be wow. The Bourdelaise fillet was cooked competently - for R180, it needed to be special. Service was competent, but lacked energy and warmth. Some of the dishes seem to try too hard to be clever, when a simpler approach would work wonders. It was okay - but there are better options available, especially at a fine dining price point.

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Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Perfect Avocado Twist starter & aromatic KWV Filet cooked as desired, great overall experience! Highly recommended place

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