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“An ambition realised but so disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of La Perla

La Perla
Ranked #245 of 1,142 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Johannesburg, South Africa
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178 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“An ambition realised but so disappointed”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

This restaurant had always been on my bucket list, would not go back though. The Western Cape is filled with incredible restaurants and this isn't one of them! The bar and the patio was fairly full the night we visited but the main restaurant wasn't. There is no reason for iffy service which is what we encountered. The balsamic and olive oil wasn't on the table - we had to ask for it. The calamari was ok - just nothing to rave about. It was a "luke warm" experience. It was as if the waitrons were doing us a service!!! Will try not to ever go back. Life is too short to try it again, the choices are too numerous in Cape Town - thank goodness!

Visited July 2013
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Broadbeach, Australia
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nice spot but average food”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I had the Caprese Salad - thin slices of buffalo - non ripe quartered tomatoes - not very good.
Second serving was local fish - overlooked - whole meal was second rate - nothing terrible but all very average .

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Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“disappointed”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

The French fried where still a bit raw. We didn't get the dish that we ordered (linefish), but we noticed on the bill that we got a more expensive one. Regrettable that the manager avoided our demand for explanation.

  • Visited April 2014
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Washington, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very noisy”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

Food is excellent but very noisy inside and traffic noise outside, as it is on Beech Road in Seapoint.

Visited February 2014
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Knysna, South Africa
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156 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Timeless and consistent”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

I hadn't been to la perla for more than 30 years. We weren't disappointed . The food was good - the veal a limone very good and the grilled sole good.the service was excellent as was the ambience.very conveniently positioned with loads of street parking.certainly worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2014
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