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“Great service”
Review of La Pentola

La Pentola
Ranked #8 of 111 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $16
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: La Pentola established in 1995 has a breath taking panoramic view of Walker Bay, the birthing ground of Southern Right Whales. The perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. 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 & Abalone, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, Tender T-Bone, 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.
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great service”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

We spent a week inner manus and would have never known about this place if it wasn't for trip advisor.

Went with my husband on New Year's Day. The setting is amazing with beautiful views of the bay. I ordered the crayfish that was not quite to my liking and and asked to speak to the chef. The owner came out and immediately sorted it out by asking me if there was something else I would like from the menu.

Very impressed with how they handled everything. Food was delicious and I have to recommend the white chocolate terrine for desert, it was amazing !

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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“Wonderful culinary surprise ! Great knowledgeable staff”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Despite the amazing views over the bay... this little gem doesn't look like fine dining from it's first surface impression - but it certainly is!
The very personal, knowledgeable and friendly staff like Cameron doesn't make your decision easier to pick from the Chefs fantastic menu. Everything we ordered, tried and shared was exceptional ! A reason to come back soon. A must is the Crayfish, the snails & the mussels...

  • Visited December 2013
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London
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“Amazing food and a great ambience”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is the second time we'd eaten at this restaurant in one week so you can probably tell how much we like the food!

This time round we had chicken livers, houllimi and calamari steak for starters and then kingklip and houllimi for mains. The food was superb and the flavours we're just amazing together.

Shane and his staff are so enthusiastic about the food that they produce and the service is always great so I wouldn't hesitate to visit La Pentola again and again.

  • Visited December 2013
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Somerset West
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“Wonderful experience ! Best venison i have ever had!”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

An awesome overall experience , the staff were friendly , knowledgable re menu but not over the top. The food was fantastic, best Springbok (venison) I have had ever ! Prices are extremely affordable and very good value for money

Visited December 2013
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE ALL ROUND”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

Among the best meals we've had anywhere in the world and nowhere near as expensive as many of them ! Lovely ambiance, decor send lighting, and certainly busy enough to make us glad that we had booked. A miserable stormy November night turned into one of great joy. An obviously well-trained waiter handled our Orders with great professionalism. My wife found the Kingclip to be the best she'd had, ever, and my Marinated Springbok Steak was as tender as butter, and bursting with flavour. Just wish we could have spent another evening here, but we very rarely eat twice in the same establishment if we can avoid doing so. Full marks. We'll be back !

Visited November 2013
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