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“A wonderful flavour experience”

La Sosta Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 39 Restaurants in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $39
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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 March 31, 2014

We were amazed to find a restaurant of this calibre in a small town not located on a wine route.
The menu is small but still introduces enough variety to satisfy any diner’s cravings. It is divided into four sections: Starters, First Course, Second Course and Desserts.

We were not hugely hungry so preferred not to have a four course dinner. I chose a First Course of porcini mushroom ravioli, and the owner recommended that he serve me 1.5 portion as I was not having a starter or second course. The ravioli was delicious, cooked to perfection and flavoursome.

My partner chose the rolled shoulder of lamb which was tender and tasty. Three lamb noisettes were presented. The vegetable accompaniments however took nouvelle cuisine to new minimalistic levels: three string beans, a tablespoon of couscous, and a button mushroom on which wilted baby spinach leaves were placed.

We each had the Italian cheese platter to end the meal. It included a good variety of imported cheeses.

All in all a great taste experience. If you are hungry, please have all four courses. South Africans may find La Sosta a tad expensive, but the taste sensation is well worth it.

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Thank 335lebreton
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Pleasant restaurant on the main street through Swellendam. The service was excellent and the owner is charming and attentive. We both enjoyed the starter and dessert. We both had the lamb for main course which was nicely presented but fairly bland to taste, almost as though someone forgot to add the seasoning prior to cooking. Wine list was good as indeed was the choice of wine. It felt a touch on the pricey side for what it was but we were warned that Swellendam is not Franschhoek !
Wouldn't race back but then we haven't tried the competition.

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

For the 6th time we had dinner there and it was again excellent. Due to a fully booked B&B nearby (Bloomestate) where we stay normally, we found that La Sosta had 3 fantastic newly decorated rooms and we used 2 of them. A pleasure to stay there, good rooms, nice pool, perfect breakfast and outstanding dinner. Gianni and Cristiane are super hosts and we feel at home there. One of our favourite places to eat in SA!

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Thank Brave315
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

we spent 5 weeks in S A and this was my favourite restaurant. There was plenty of space and a nice atmosphere the service was excellent and the meal was not rushed. You need to book

Thank Sheila C
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

We booked to stay at the B and B of La Sosta en route from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. I found the place by accident and we [5 of us] were able to book for a couple of nights and a meal on the first night. What an amazing place and what wonderful hosts! It is difficult to express how much we enjoyed all the aspects of our stay! The place was comfortable, welcoming [super hosts!!] and the food exceptional. You have to book well in advance as the restaurant is only small - but do it - book a year in advance if you have to; it's well worth the wait!

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Thank charliepd
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