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“Fantastic ”

La Sosta Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: La Sosta is a FINE DINING Restaurant. A modern and contemporary Italian Restaurant wOrking with 3 Different Tasting Menu . EatOut Award 2014 BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN SOUTH AFRICA Reservations are recommended.
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a nice restaurant for a Sunday evening and La Sosta was at the top of our list.

After a wonderful evening we understand why this is the Nr 1 restaurant in the area - it's absolutely fantastic. Giovani was an incredibly friendly, courteous and talkative host and made us feel immediately at home.

My wife and I had different dishes simply to try out as much as possible - it was all quite splendid.

It is a bit pricey if you're from South Africa, but relative to what you pay for similar meals overseas (France, England etc), it's extremely good value for money. That said, even at these prices it's recommended - the service, taste and presentation is top notch!

We cannot recommend La Sosta enough - it's a gem and you won't be sorry.

Thank phasmax
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

In such a small place as Swellendam we had not expected to find such high quality cuisine. The menu was interesting, food both beautifully presented and cooked and the front of house friendly and efficient. Would recommend to anyone visiting the town as an experience not to be missed.

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Thank FoxtonA
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We had read the reviews, but were still not expecting such amazing food. This is a far cry from the usual cheap and cheerful Italian pizza and pasta, true cucina raffinata. Gianni is an excellent host, while his wife Cristina is the creative culinary force.

The food was inventive, as typified by the fabulous veal osso buco medallions. But the dishes are still accessible, and our 12 yo really enjoyed it too. Gianni was able to advise on which dishes would be suitable for my gluten-free requirements. Wine list was also excellent, as was the Italian grappa.

A really top class restaurant in foodie Swellendam. Not to be missed.

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Thank LiztheWhizz
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We had not researched the restaurant before we went but it was recommended, and we managed to get a table without booking as it was low season. The food was very high quality, no pizza or pasta on the menu. We also ordered the apple strudel for dessert which was delicious. Gianni and the staff were very friendly and the service was good.

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Thank Katy378
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Not exactly a surprise, as I had researched before our visit. It was, though, everything I had hoped for. Elegant, Italian fine dining (no pizzas or mounds of pasta). A must for anyone who appreciates good food and good service.

Thank Graham C
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