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“Good eating”

Cala la Pasta Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
Ranked #2 of 28 Restaurants in Hoedspruit
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $11
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Real Italian Restaurant, in the Lowveld. Home made Pasta end home made Pizza.All our food is prepared " a la Minute". Italian Chef and owner.Also available meat, chicken, seafood and vegeterian menu`. Luxury garden and play area for the kids. In the evening, romantic atmosphere with oil lamps and relaxing music.
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good eating”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We arrived fairly late evening and we had a warm welcome. Staff were helpful and obliging. They were very busy with a party booking but still made us welcome. Food was freshly prepared and tasted good.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Ann E
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Richterswil, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Verwöhnung pur”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Dear Lucca and Erica
We have been spoild by you and now we dont know, what to do in other Restaurants, we miss your encouraging sorrow for your customers. Also we enjoyed so much our talkings and that you were sitting together and spend your time with us. The food offcourse is marvelous, you dont find in South Africa an Italien Restaurant like yours. Now we just look foreward to see you again, we would love to wellcome you as our guest as well or we visit you on our next trip to Hoedspruit.
Conclusion: Simply the best. Warm regards from Switzerland
Barbara and Izhar

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank BarbaraT271
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Hoedspruit, Limpopo
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good Affordable Restaurant.”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

What is impressive about this restaurant is it’s Italian flair which sets it apart from the rest. It’s a very casual and restful restaurant, with most tables located outside, but they also have indoor tables for bad weather days – but being in Hoedspruit does have its advantages, as the weather is perfect 11 months out of 12!
The owners are authentic Italians and this comes out in the Italian dishes they serve – they are delicious! A firm favourite of mine is the 4-cheese pizza and the ravioli pasta. They also have a good choice of local meat, fish and chicken dishes.
Their wine selection is somewhat disappointing but if you have a preference or a special occasion, they have no objection to you bringing your own wine or phoning them in advance and asking them to stock your wine of choice, for your meal. Naturally a corkage fee is payable for bringing your own.
The owners Luka & Erika keep a watchful eye on the tables, and always happy to see you return for a good hearty meal.
If you are in Hoedspruit for a few days you need to pay this Restaurant a visit, it will be worth your while. Just ensure they are open as they are closed on Sundays and in the evenings on Monday & Tuesday nights.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank HappyChappie2010
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Hope Island, Australia
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349 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“nice food, friendly service”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

We had dinner here and it was lovely. The food was fresh and good and the service very friendly. Only complaint is there is no real non smoking section and as the tables are mostly outside (well it was a lovely evening and no one sat inside) the smoke gets you wherever you sit although it is outside it still bothered me. There should be no smoking in restaurants, I thought that was the law anyway

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank traveller77722
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Hoedspruit
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulisimo!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

The best home-made pasta - try the Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli - preservative free and fresh - and organic veggies when available. Real Italian cuisine by a trained Italian chef - just wonderful - and they use purified water for all beverages and pastas. The hosts, Luca and Erika and their lovely staff are gracious, accommodating and warm.

  • Visited March 2013
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4 Thank Wendy739
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